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Direct flight between Astana and Budapest to launch on June

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The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to the Republic of Kazakhstan Andrash Barani, the head of the communications department of the Hungarian airline Wizz Air Hungary Ltd Tamara Valua, the Deputy Chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan Talgat Lustayev, the representative of the Hungarian Tourist Agency in the CIS countries, Shandor Fabian, the Chairman of the Board “International Astana Airport ” JSC Paolo Ricciotti.

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost air carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, announced about the launch of a new air service between Astana and the Hungarian capital, Budapest. The new air service will be launched on June 8 and will serve 2 times a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. Tickets for flights to Astana-Budapest are already on sale and can be purchased directly on wizzair.com. The first flight will be on June 8, 2017. 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. The route also provides Kazakhstan with the first low-cost connection with the European Union, offering a total of 62 routes from Budapest, which represent more than 4 million passenger seats in 2017,” Tamara Valois said.

The airline currently flies to 139 airports of the 41st country, operating a young fleet of 79 aircraft of the brand Airbus A320 and A321. The airline strives to stimulate demand due to the very low cost of air tickets on more than 500 routes in Europe and beyond.

“We remain highly committed to the further development of our route network, the creation of new jobs and business development. 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. We are grateful to the Hungarian government and the Kazakh authorities for the support shown in the application process and look forward to passengers aboard our airliners, ” Tamura Valois noted.

The newest step to expand the Wizz Air route network is the direction from Kazakhstan to Hungary. The low cost of Wizz Air air tickets on the route Astana-Budapest creates the potential to stimulate trade, business and tourism between the two countries. Budapest is also a natural point of contact for Kazakh passengers wishing to explore other destinations at very low rates.

“This is the best gift for the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Hungary! Now Astana and Budapest will be separated only 5 hours. The capitals of the two strategic partners have become even closer,” added Andras Barani.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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