Wizz Air, in partnership with Budapest Airport and the Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid, has revealed the livery of its Budapest aircraft – one A321 and one A320 – which will be used for the duration of the bid, until 31 August 2017.
The unique livery carries Budapest 2024 design elements, reflecting the waves of the Danube River and the Statue of Liberty located on one of the highest hills of the Hungarian capital. The Budapest 2024 livery A321 joined the fleet on 24 November, and the A320 will started operating on 1 December.
Wizz Air currently operates two Hungarian bases – Budapest and Debrecen – with 11 based aircraft. It recently announced an additional aircraft to join the Budapest fleet from April 2017. Meanwhile, four new routes already announced for 2017 are Faro, Hanover, Bergen, and Lamezia Terme.
“As a main sponsor of this historic bid, we are proud to welcome the new Wizz Air Budapest 2024 livery designed A321 aircraft to our airport, where it will be seen by hundreds and thousands of people from all around the world daily,” says Jost Lammers, CEO Budapest Airport. “Together with Wizz Air and the 10,000 strong community of employees at the airport, we will do everything to help the success of Budapest’s Olympic Bid for hosting the 2024 Games. Our biggest contribution to this noble cause is our 50 billion HUF (€170m) BUD 2020 airport development programme, as well as our sport initiatives, like the unique and successful annual BUD:Runway Run.”
József Váradi, CEO Wizz Air, added: “As an airline with its roots in Hungary, we are proud to contribute today to building and further promoting the Budapest brand internationally. Since 2004, when the airline took off for the first time, we have earned the loyalty and trust of close to 18.5 million passengers in our Hungarian route network, and this year we will achieve a record number of passengers per year ever carried by an airline to and from Hungary. Wizz Air’s Budapest aircraft, with the Budapest 2024 livery design, will help create international buzz and inspire people to visit Budapest, as we continue to grow capacity and expand our route network in Hungary.”