Wizz Air sole bidder for West-Balkan routes

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Hungary’s low cost airline Wizz Air was the only airline to submit a bid for five West-Balkan routes from Budapest, according to a report published in economic newspaper Világgazdaság today.

The National Development Ministry told the paper that the four-year contract could be signed as early as summer and preparations would begin thereafter.

This would give the airline a monopoly on routes between Budapest and Albania, Bosznia-Hercegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro. In the event that the airline incurs a loss, it could seek compensation from the government, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

Since Hungary’s national carrier Malév was grounded in 2012, a number of direct flights from Budapest have ceased to exist. This void could be filled by the new cluster of Wizz Air routes, according to MTI.

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