ASTANA (TCA) — At a press conference in Astana on April 3, Wizz Air, the largest low-cost air carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, announced the launch of a new air service between Astana and the Hungarian capital, Budapest, the official website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported.
The new air service will be launched on June 8 and will run 2 times a week. The price for a one way ticket, including all taxes and compulsory one-way charges, is 39.99 euros.
“The opening of the route Astana-Budapest is a landmark event for Wizz Air, as it is the debut of our airline in Kazakhstan,” said Tamara Vallois, head of communications at Wizz Air. “The route also provides Kazakhstan with the first low-cost connection with the European Union, offering a total of 62 routes from Budapest.”
The airline currently flies to 139 airports of 41 countries, operating a young fleet of 79 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft.
“Our air service Astana-Budapest will stimulate tourism and business relations between the two countries, and will also open an easy and inexpensive way to visit EXPO-2017 for foreign guests,” Vallois said.
“This is the best gift for the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Hungary. Now Astana and Budapest will be separated by only 5 hours. The capitals of the two strategic partners have become even closer,” said Ambassador of Hungary to Kazakhstan András Barani.