Wizz Air on expansion spree

July 18, 2014 - 1:22:19 am

Passengers talk to a Wizz Air desk clerk at Budapest Airport. Wizz Air’s maiden flight to London took off from Katowice in May 2004. It now has over 300 routes, annual revenues of €1bn, counts Ryanair, another no-frills airline as its main competitor, and dominates air travel in a region with faster economic growth than the rest of Europe. Organic expansion in the region is set to continue while a new phase of growth is likely to come from Wizz Air exploiting the difficulties of state-backed regional airlines that are struggling to survive. 

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