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Press article fom  13.04.2005

Wizz Air flies 3 routes to Frankfurt-Hahn

Frankfurt-Hahn, 13th April 2005 - On 27th March Wizz Air, the leading CEE based low cost airline launched its flights to Frankfurt-Hahn from Budapest in Hungary, Warsaw and Katowice in Poland. Following the successful establishment of Wizz Air in Dortmund, now Frankfurt- Hahn becomes the second market the airline serves in Germany. Initially all three routes will be flown 4 times per week, but Wizz Air is already looking into increasing this frequency in the near future in line with the passenger number development.

At today’s press conference at Frankfurt-Hahn airport József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air said: ’We already have a good experience flying into Germany, as since last summer we operate flights from Dortmund to Katowice and Gdansk. We have opened Frankfurt-Hahn for sale in late November and so far we are very pleased by the developments of the bookings. We are looking forward to carry more and more passengers on these routes, who wish to benefit from this new and low fares travel opportunity. The team of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is expert in serving low cost airlines, which makes us confident about the quality of services on the ground and on-time performance.’

"Middle- and Eastern Europe become more and more important for holiday makers. Since the EU-entry in May 2004 we could further open our awareness for these states. There are more holiday packages especially to Poland and Hungary today. Culture and history in the new EU-countries have become more tangible. "Fly East" and that "Low-Cost" is trendy now. Therefore we are very pleased to have gained Wizz Air as a financially strong low-cost-airline for this market. In the Rhine-Maine region the offer of direct low-cost-flights – without a stopover – to Poland and Hungary are meagre. But with Wizz Air, that is flying four times a week to Budapest, Katowice and Warsaw since end of March from Frankfurt-Hahn, we fill the gap and hope to gain a rising popularity also from our polish and hungarian citizens, who want to visit their families and do not need to take on long driving hours per bus or car anymore”, said Stefano Wulf, new CEO of Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH, who started middle of April with his new task.

Wizz Air company information
Wizz Air is Central&Eastern Europe’s leading low cost airline. Wizz Air flies a young fleet of 180 seater Airbus A320 aircraft from Budapest, Katowice, Warsaw and Gdansk on 32 European routes to 17 destinations. Since its start in May 2004 Wizz Air has carried close to 1 million passengers.

Frankfurt-Hahn company information
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, a former US military base, is the first low-cost-airport in Germany. Since its inception as a civil airport in 1993, Frankfurt-Hahn has become one of Germany’s fastest growing airports. Within only ten years, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport has become one of the top international airports in Germany. A total of 27 destinations in ten European countries with an average of 62 flights per day are headed to from Frankfurt-Hahn this summer.

Press Contact
Wizz Air
Natasa Kázmér
Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Phone: +36 1 777 9302
Email: communications@wizzair.com

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport
Nuray Güler
Press Spokeswoman
Phone: +49 6543 50 8084
Email: nuray.gueler@hahn-airport.de

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