Debrecen, 30 March 2017: Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced the title sponsorship of Debrecen Airport Run, a unique running race, which will take place on the airport’s runway on 22 April.
This announcement once again underlines Wizz Air’s long-standing commitment to mobilize people and promote active lifestyle. The airline is already the title sponsor of several running events in its base cities across Europe. The Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, the Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon, the Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon, the Wizz Air Kosice Runway Run and the Wizz Air Skopje Marathon are popular running events among both local professional and amateur runners as well as visitors of the cities.
Since its first commercial Debrecen flight in 2012, Wizz Air has constantly expanded its Debrecen network. In 2015, Wizz Air established base operations in the city creating a number of local jobs with the airline and its business partners, while bringing affordable travel to even more Hungarian customers. In 2016, Wizz Air carried 278,000 passengers on its Debrecen routes supporting over 200 local jobs.
Wizz Air now offers six low-fare routes from Debrecen.
Speaking at a press conference in Debrecen today, Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said:“We are excited to announce yet another remarkable WIZZ running event. The title sponsorship of the Wizz Air Debrecen Airport Run once again underlines our commitment to both the Hajdu-Bihar county and active lifestyle and we are sure this unique running event will be popular among experienced as well as beginner runners. Low-fare flying and running have a lot in common: they mobilize people, bring new experience and are affordable for everyone. WIZZ offers outstanding opportunities for both: sport and travel and we encourage all our customers not to miss out on these. See you on the runway on 22 April!”
About Wizz Air
Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 79 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 500 routes from 28 bases, connecting 138 destinations across 40 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 23 million passengers in 2016. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines, as well as 2016 Low Cost Airline of the Year by the Center for Aviation (CAPA), a leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence.
For more information:
Gabor Vasarhelyi, Wizz Air Group, +3617779412
Notes for Editors:
- All flights operated on Airbus A320 aircraft, with 180 seats and A321 aircraft with 230 seats
- New Airbus A321 deliveries started in November 2015
- For free pictures of aircraft, crews and logo library please visit http://wizzair.com/en-GB/press
- More information on Debrecen Airport Run: