22 MAY 2017
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With a new route between Luton and Tel Aviv scheduled to begin on 24 June (BTN 27 February), Hungarian carrier Wizz Air has sealed a busy year by celebrating the 13th anniversary of its first flight.
The four-a-week service to Israel, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays is just the latest development from an airline that in a little over a decade has flown 1bn km – equivalent to circling the earth 25,000 times – and has carried nearly 135m passengers.
Each of Wizz Air’s 81 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, one of the youngest fleets in Europe, flies on average more than 12hr a day. The longest route, at 4,639km, is between Katowice and Dubai.
Together, the aircraft have operated almost 880,000 flights spending more than 1.4m hours in the air, which translates into 163 years of continuous flying. The airline currently offers more than 500 routes from 141 airports in 42 countries.
CEO József Váradi said: “In the 12 months to 30 April, more than 24m passengers took the opportunity to travel with us and we are pleased to be celebrating the team’s success in achieving remarkable results and continuing growth.”
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