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New ‘low-cost’ carrier chooses Charleroi

Published on 24/05/2004

24 May 2004

BRUSSELS – Hungarian low cost airline Wizz Air will begin flights between Budapest and Charleroi airport in southern Belgium in July, the company announced on Monday.

Wizz has made it clear for some time that it intends to start operating out of Charleroi but Monday’s announcement was the first time it had said precisely when it would start its new flights.

From 15 July, the company will fly to and from Budapest four times a week – on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The firm says a one-way ticket to the Hungarian capital will cost around EUR 20.

Wizz Air is the third low-cost airline to choose Charleroi this year.

Since January Service Plus, which flies to Pescara in Italy, and Air Polonia, which operates flights to Katowice, Krakow and Warsaw, have both announced they will use the south Belgian airport.

Charleroi’s biggest customer remains Irish low-cost airline Ryanair.

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Subject: Belgian news