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Flying High and Wizzing over Europe


Budapest-based Wizz Air has been awarded Best Low-Cost Airline – Europe 2020 by AirlineRatings.com the world’s only safety and product rating website.

The site's Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas congratulated Wizz Air on the award, saying “Wizz Air been a major part of the economic life of Hungary since it was formed in 2003 and it is flying further and further afield. The airline has a huge fleet of Airbus aircraft and operationally is now up there with the very best.”


Stephen Jones, Executive Vice president and Deputy CEO of Wizz Air said: “We are delighted to be receiving this prestigious award by AirlineRatings. “It once again underlines Wizz Air’s commitment to its customers by continuously investing in customer experience, offering the lowest possible fares and an ever-growing network of affordable travel opportunities.”

Three of the airline's A320s at Budapest

Wizz Air is one of Europe's fastest growing airlines and the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe. The airline was conceived in June 2003 when six people with a wide range of airline expertise and successful track records teamed up with József Váradi, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. In just three months, Wizz Air was a registered company ready to fly and the first flight took off on the 19th of May 2004 from Katowice. Today Wizz Air offers over 600 routes from 25 bases across Europe:


Vienna in Austria;

Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina;

Sofia and Varna in Bulgaria;

Kutaisi in Georgia;