November 1, 2017: Budapest Airport welcomed its second Moroccan connection as the Hungarian gateway celebrates the inaugural flight of Wizz Air service to Agadir. Joining the airport’s recent new service to Marrakech, the addition of the low-cost carrier’s (LCC) link to the southern coast of Morocco sees Budapest firmly putting the North African country on its destination map this winter. The new Wizz Air service will operate twice weekly between Budapest and Agadir.
“We started the year with no direct services to Morocco, so I’m delighted to witness the fast expansion in this market. To add another location on our route map, and immediately be able to offer two main cities within the new country, is a clear sign of the opportunities we have worked to develop and we’re extremely expectant of further growth within this region,” commented Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport.
The inaugural function was also attended by the Moroccan Minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicraft and Social Economy Mohammed Sajjid and director general of the National Moroccan Tourism Office (ONMT) Abderrafia Zouiten. This is Wizz Air’s 67th destination from the capital city airport.
Wizz Air’s arrival to the Moroccan market from Budapest will give the LCC an immediate 20 percent share of flights and seats across all routes to North Africa this winter. While facing no direct competition on the airport pair, Wizz Air’s Agadir operation joins existing services to Algiers, Cairo, Hurghada and Marrakech, seeing Budapest now offer close to 1,500 two-way weekly seats to the North African nation.