Wizz Air, in partnership with Budapest Airport and the Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid, unveiled the livery of its Budapest aircraft.
As part of its sponsorship towards the Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid, Wizz Air has decorated one Airbus A321 and one Airbus A320 aircraft of its Budapest fleet with unique livery carrying Budapest 2024 design elements. The elements reflect the waves of the Danube River that flows through the heart of the city, as well as the historic monument of the Statue of Liberty located on one of the highest hills of the Hungarian capital.
The A321 Budapest 2024 livery design aircraft joined the fleet on 24 November, followed shortly by an A320 aircraft that will start operating commercial flights from 1 December 2016. Both aircraft will feature the new Budapest livery for the entire duration of the Olympic and Paralympic Bid, until 31 August 2017.
Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air has constantly expanded its operations in Hungary. The airline currently operates two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 11 aircraft in the country and recently announced an additional aircraft to join the Budapest fleet from April 2017, employing more than 1,000 people in flight crew, cabin crew, office and supporting functions.
Speaking at a press conference in Budapest today, József Váradi, the CEO of Wizz Air said:
“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.”
“As a main sponsor of this historic bid, we are proud to welcome the new Wizz Air Budapest 2024 livery design A321 aircraft to our airport, where it will be seen by hundreds and thousands of people from all around the world daily.”said Jost Lammers, the CEO of Budapest Airport.
He added: “Together with Wizz Air and the ten thousand-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 (170 m EUR) BUD 2020 airport development program.”