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Wizz Air breaks 30 million passengers record

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The Hungarian low-cost carrier has increased operations in Europe by 24 per cent

Wizz Air’s successes appear to have no end. With more than 30 million passengers over the past 12 months, the Budapest-based budget carrier has reached another milestone and is determined to go even further.

In comparison to the same period last year, the carrier has also experienced an increase in European operations by 24 per cent.

In the light of its success, the company has launched the biggest operational ramp-up in its history. In March 2018, the airline began to add connections that will take their number routes to 700.

“We are proud to reach yet another significant milestone in Wizz’s success story, with a new passenger record in the past rolling 12-month period,” Sorina Ratz, acting head of corporate communications at Wizz Air.

“More than 30 million passengers travelling, on either business or holiday, have enjoyed Wizz’s great value flights across our extensive and diverse network.” said 

Since the operational boost’s kick-off, Wizz Air has already launched 34 new routes across Europe and has added three new destinations to the itinerary to make the options even wider: Athens in Greece, Kharkiv in Ukraine and the Austrian capital, Vienna.

The airline has also invested in already existing connections, and, with the delivery of eight newly deployed Airbus aircraft, it keeps on making its presence stronger in four European bases – in the United Kingdom, Poland and Hungary.

The carrier will also receive 21 new Airbus aircraft to their European bases in next 17 weeks.

“We continue to be one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, with a strong and consistent double-digit growth every year, providing even more opportunities for our customers to travel at truly low prices,” Ratz said.

“We aim to delight and inspire you to discover our European network and Wizz Air’s crew will be ready to welcome you on board with a smile.”

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