Wizz Air

Wizz Air
Wizz Air logo
Wizz Air logo

Callsign : WIZZ AIR
Founded : 2003
Operating bases :
Fleet size : 83 (+ 158 orders)
Destinations : Wizz Air destinations
Slogan: We can all fly now
Headquarters : Vecsés, Hungary
Key people : József Várady (CEO),
Website : Wizz Air official website
List of Wizz Air airplanes by registration number

Wizz Air A320 in the old livery
Wizz Air A320 in the old livery

Wizz Air is a Hungarian low-cost carrier. The company is officially called Wizz Air Hungary Airlines Ltd. (In Hungarian: Wizz Air Hungary Légiközlekedési Kft.) and its headquarters are located on the grounds of Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport BUD LHBP, Hungary. Since the demise of flag carrier Malev it is the largest hungarian airline. The airline operates primarily in Europe but it also has flights to the Middle East with a total number of 35 countries served from its bases in Central and Eastern Europe


Wizz Air was founded in September 2003 with capital from lead investor Indigo Partners (an american private equity firm). The airline had its first revenue flight on the 19th of May 2004, from Katowice. This was possible due to the fact that Poland and Hungary entered the European Union just 19 days before and joined the single European aviation market. Wizz Air carried more then 250 000 passengers in less then four months of operation and almost 1.4 million in its first year.

The passenger numbers went up and in 2011 Wizz Air carried more then 11 million passengers on the whole route network, 15% more then the year before.

József Váradi the former CEO of Malév Hungarian Airlines is the CEO of Wizz Air since its funding.

Corporate affairs and identity

Head office

The headquarters of Wizz Air are located in Building 221, on the grounds of Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport BUD LHBP. The company moved into this office in June 2011 and occupies over 2.000 square meters of space.
The company previously had its headquarters in Vecsés, in the close proximity of the airport.

Since 25 February 2015 Wizz Air is traded on the London Stock Exchange.


Timeline of Wizz Air route announcements

See the Timeline of Wizz Air route announcements


As of the July 2017 the Wizz Air fleet consisted in 85 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft with an average age of 4.5 years.

In fleet
Airbus A320 64 7 180
Airbus A321 21 20 230 Deliveries from 2017 to 2019
Airbus A321 NEO 0 110 + 90 options 239 Deliveries from 2019 to 2024
Total 85 137 + 90 options



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