Low cost airline Wizz Air will launch flights from Budapest to Pristina, Podgorica, Sarajevo and Skopje next summer season. The flights, which are being subsidised by the Hungarian government, will commence in early April and operate twice per week. The new route to Pristina marks Wizz Air's arrival onto the Kosovan market. The airline already operates flights to all republics of the former Yugoslavia. The services had already been previously announced by the airline.
Speaking at a press conference in Budapest, Wizz Air CEO, Jozsef Varadi, said, ”Today’s announcement further underlines our commitment to Hungary as de facto Hungarian national carrier. This announcement is the result of a first ever example of imposing a public service obligation in aviation industry in Hungary. We believe that this unprecedented example will help stimulate economic and business relations between the countries as well as further improve accessibility to Budapest where Wizz has the most diverse network, offering 59 routes to 28 countries”.