Wizz Air to take legal action against Budapest Airport
"It is totally unacceptable that Wizz Air pays close to 1 000 euro ground handling fee per flight, while others pay nothing or just a fraction of this price for similar services, especially as Wizz Air has been the largest low cost airline at Ferihegy Airport for over a year now. This discriminating practice of Budapest Airport causes significant competitive disadvantage - not only to Wizz Air, but also to other market players - amounting to several million euros. Budapest Airport refused to settle the issue via negotiations, therefore we were forced to take legal action," said József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air.
Wizz Air flies a young fleet of 180 seater Airbus A320 aircraft from Katowice, Warsaw, Gdansk and Poznan in Poland, from Budapest in Hungary and from Sofia in Bulgaria on 32 European routes to 17 destinations currently. Since its start in May 2004 Wizz Air has carried over 2 million passengers.
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