Legally incorporated as Wizz Air Hungary Ltd. and stylised as W!zz Air, is a Hungarian low-cost airline with its head office in Budapest.
Was founded on 18 October 2017 as Wizz Air's UK unit, following CAA approval the subsidiary commenced operations with 10 registered aircraft initially. The airline serves many cities across Europe, as well as some destinations in North Africa and the Middle East. It has the largest fleet of any Hungarian airline, although it is not a flag carrier, and currently serves 44 countries. Its Jersey-based parent company, Wizz Air Holdings plc, is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. As of 2018, the airline has its largest base at Budapest Airport with over 60 destinations. In 2018 the airline transported 33.8 million passengers.
Wizz Air operates a fleet of 119 ultramodern Airbus A320 family aircraft. Young and modern fleet played a key role in being named among the top ten safest low cost carriers of 2019. Airbus A321neo aircraft’s new generation engines offer significant environmental benefits making the airline with the smallest environmental footprint per passenger.
The company entered the Moldovan market in 2014 operating flights from Chisinau International Airport. In 2018 it provides flights to 8 airports in Germany, Greece, Italy, Great Britain and Spain. For 2019 the company will put on sale 700,000 tickets to 13 airports in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Great Britain, Spain and Sweden, thus Chisinau International Airport will be a permanent base for two A320 aircraft.