Budapest Airport welcomed its second Moroccan connection as yesterday saw the Hungarian gateway celebrate the inaugural flight of Wizz Air’s twice-weekly 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 put the North African country on its destination map this winter.
“We started the year with no direct services to Morocco so I’m delighted to witness the fast expansion in this market,” commented Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport at yesterday’s press conference which saw the Moroccan Minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicraft and Social Economy H.E. Mohammed Sajjid and Director General of the National Moroccan Tourism Office (ONMT) Abderrafia Zouiten officially launch Wizz Air’s 67th destination from the capital city airport. Lammers added: “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.”
Wizz Air’s arrival to the Moroccan market at Budapest gives the LCC an immediate 20% 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.