Wizz Air Launches Flights From Budapest to Saudi Arabia
Discount airline Wizz Air has launched two new flights to Saudi Arabia from Budapest this week, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
Wizz Air has already launched flights from Austria and Italy to Riyadh and Jeddah at the end of 2022 and is now opening these routes to Hungary.
The two new flights from Budapest are part of the 23 new Wizz Air routes planned to fly one million passengers to the country this year. The airline's growing presence supports Saudi Arabia's Vision 30 program, which has an ambitious strategic goal to triple passenger traffic to Saudi Arabia by 2030.
Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO and Member of the Board at Saudi Tourism Authority, noted, “Saudi’s partnership with Wizz Air continues to go from strength to strength. Already one of the largest partnerships in the world, the announcement of two new connections from Budapest airport and Bucharest airport to Riyadh ensures Saudi will remain an exciting destination for Europeans to visit and explore. We are thrilled to announce three new routes to Jeddah from Budapest, Bucharest, and Rome as a response to market demand.”
Robert Carey, president of Wizz Air, noted, "It is with our great pleasure that we start the year 2023 by inaugurating two new connections from Budapest Airport and Bucharest Airport to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. These two routes will unlock an eclectic mix of travel opportunities between the European Capitals and the Kingdom, benefiting from the immense historical, artistic and cultural heritage that the Saudi Kingdom has to offer its visitors."
"Furthermore, with the two additional routes on top of the recently announced ones within our network to the Saudi Kingdom, Wizz Air once again confirms and strengthens its commitment to Saudi Arabia and Vision 2030, where it keeps innovating and will carry forward the banner of low-cost flying for the benefit of Saudi residents and visitors and the country's diversifying economy. I am pleased to announce that we now fly from Riyadh to four different destinations in Europe," he added.
"Thanks to its rich historical heritage and the Saudi Vision 2030 program, Saudi Arabia is becoming an increasingly prominent tourist destination. We are excited about the opportunities this cooperation will bring to the Hungarian and Saudi tourism sectors and the business communities of both countries," said Kam Jandu, commercial director of Budapest Airport.
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