Wizz Air expects a significant increase in the number of passengers in 2019.
Wizz Air expects a significant increase in the number of passengers during 2019 at Debrecen Airport – said Mr. József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air, at the press conference about the arrival of Wizz Air’s second airplane to Debrecen.
Wizz Air has been operating flights from Debrecen since 2012, and subsequently Debrecen airport reopened in 2015.
So far, one of their airplanes has been stationed constantly at the airport, however a second arrived on Friday, 14th December. According to Mr. Váradi, 353,000 passengers used their service in 2018, and they expect a significant increase in the number of passengers, once the second airplane starts operating. According to the CEO, the new airplane makes it possible to open new routes.
Wizz Air is planning to start four new flights from Debrecen. In the near future, routes to Dortmund in Germany, Sheffield Doncaster Airport, in Northern England, to Basel in Switzerland and to Barcelona, Spain will begin.
From spring 2019, you can also fly to Larnaca, Cyprus, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; and Valletta, the capital of Malta.
Ms. Diána Széles, Deputy Mayor of Debrecen, called the expansion of Wizz Air in Debrecen a historic moment. It is the first time that three scheduled flights will arrive to the Debrecen Airport each day.
Ms. Széles emphasized that the increase in passengers is due to the tourism and that Debrecen Airport has significant role in it. For example, the Tel Aviv flight operating for a year and a half, increased inbound tourism (total arrivals and overnight stays) by 20%.