June 26, 2014
Wizz Air to get new aircraft hangar at Budapest
Wizz Air will have a new aircraft maintenance hangar in Budapest within a year’s time according to the agreement signed on Tuesday, June 24th, by Budapest Airport and Wizz Air. The signing of the new lease agreement for 15 years was timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Wizz Air’s operations in Hungary and the arrival of the 8th aircraft to its base in Budapest. A new maintenance and overhaul hangar will be built exclusively for Wizz Air aircraft at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport according to the lease agreement. Budapest Airport will build the new facility by summer 2015 for Wizz Air to lease for 15 years. The investment by Budapest Airport is over €3m (or 900 million HUF) and the new facility will be handed over by August 2015 to Wizz Air. The new hangar will be built in – between the existing aircraft maintenance hangars operated by Lufthansa Technik and Aeroplex, with direct access to the maintenance apron. The new hangar, approx. 2,000 m², will be able to accommodate one aircraft at a time and its size will allow the new, sharklet-equipped Airbus A 321 Neo type aircraft that might join the Wizz fleet in the coming years.