Wizz Air Celebrates 2.5 Millionth Passenger Flying From Debrecen


Debrecen International Airport and Wizz Air have been flying together for more than 10 years, with now more than 2.5 million passengers having flown with the airline from its regional base in Eastern Hungary.

“It is a pleasure for us that we have once again reached another milestone in terms of our passenger traffic data, and today we can welcome the 2.5 millionth passenger of Wizz Air's base in Debrecen. The aim of the developments taking place at the airport is to increase the level of our services for the airlines operating from Debrecen and for the passengers departing from and arriving here in the future, in which the infrastructure plays a significant role,” shares Tamás Király, managing director of Debrecen International Airport.

Wizz Air's first London-Luton flight took off from Debrecen airport in 2012; this is when the cooperation between the airport and the airline began. In 2015 the airline opened its base in Debrecen, where nearly 40 people work today.

Due to the joint efforts of the airline and the Debrecen International Airport, Brussels, Burgas, Eindhoven, Corfu, Larnaca, London-Luton, Palma de Mallorca, Paris and Tel Aviv have become accessible from the region over the last 10 years.

“We are proud that it is also thanks to Wizz Air that the Debrecen airport has undergone such economic development over the past ten years. We believe that cooperation is stimulating for both parties, and we are motivated to provide multiple destinations at affordable prices for our passengers not only from Budapest, but also from Debrecen,” says Zsuzsa Trubek, Wizz Air's communications manager.

The Debrecen International Airport had a strong first semester and summer of this year, in which the airline's seasonal and charter flights starting in June played a big role. In this year's peak season, Wizz Air operated three holiday flights from the city: to Antalya in Turkey, Corfu in Greece and Burgas in Bulgaria. Among the holiday flights, the airline launched one weekly flight to Corfu from Debrecen, two to Antalya and three to Burgas.

Flights to Israel's Tel Aviv and Cyprus's Larnaca, which operate all year round, were also extremely popular during the summer, the airline said.

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