Wizz Air announced that from the 14th of April it will launch a direct, year-round scheduled service from Debrecen to Istanbul, the cultural and economic hub of Turkey.

‘The city has always seen Debrecen International Airport as an opportunity that is crucial for the tourism and economic development of the city and the region,’ Mayor László Papp said.

He added that Covid had disrupted air traffic, but that this had not affected the city administration’s intention to make Debrecen Airport a key player in the region’s air transport.

‘The past year has not been without its problems, with the Tel Aviv flight being grounded towards the end of the year due to the outbreak of the conflict in Gaza, and Wizz Air’s engine reconstruction work also leading to a reduction in flights. We hope that from the second half of the spring onwards, destinations from Debrecen will be able to operate at full capacity again,’ the Mayor said.

László Papp pointed out that with the Munich flight, Debrecen Airport has the western “leg”, which provides the opportunity to travel to almost anywhere in the world with one connection, but this aspiration is also there for the east.

‘Debrecen’s economic links with the East have also become stronger, and the city is an economic meeting place for the world’s major players. East and West can “have a date” in Debrecen. Twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays, Wizz Air will fly from Debrecen to Istanbul Airport, thus giving Debrecen a “leg” in air travel to the East,’ László Papp said.

He stressed, this will also enhance the value of Debrecen International Airport, as it could be a transfer point for westbound traffic from the east.

Spanning two continents, Istanbul is a unique fusion of East and West that will fascinate all visitors. Its cultural diversity, unique atmosphere and dazzling architecture give the city a unique charm. Turkey’s economic, cultural and artistic centre is home to many exciting sights and attractions. The evocative mosques, palaces and bazaars of the past, combined with the vibrant mix of the modern metropolis, make for an unforgettable trip.

‘In recent years, our surveys have shown that Istanbul, like Rome, has also achieved excellent results, so we are particularly pleased to announce that two of the top three destinations recommended by passengers will be added to the list in a short time. These events confirm that the opinion of our passengers is important to Wizz Air and the airport operator, and we are indeed striving to implement flight developments in line with the demand,’ Development Director of Debrecen International Airport  Ltd. Tamás Vincze said.

Next to Antalya, Istanbul is the second Turkish city that will soon be directly accessible by air from Debrecen.

Thanks to the expansion of Wizz Air, flights to Turkey can now be booked on four routes from Hungary.

‘Wizz Air’s Turkish destinations have been popular among Hungarian travellers, so we are very pleased that we will soon be able to offer direct access to Istanbul for the travelling public in Debrecen. The airline is committed to developing the offer between Hungary and Turkey, and we are confident that the new route will further strengthen the economic and tourism relations between the two countries,’ Communications Manager of Wizz Air,  Zsuzsa Trubek, said.

Tickets for the new flights are available on Wizz Air’s website and through the airline’s mobile app, starting from 13 490 HUF.

Source: dehir.hu

Author: Debrecen4U