From mid-December, it will be possible to fly to the Italian capital from Debrecen.
According to Wizz Air, bookings for December and January are still good.
At the beginning of October, Mayor of Debrecen László Papp announced that Wizz Air would launch a new twice-weekly scheduled flight from Debrecen to Rome, the capital of Italy, starting 13th of December 2023. The flight will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays to Rome Fiumicino Airport (also known as Leonardo da Vinci International Airport), 32 kilometres southwest of Rome’s city centre.
According to Zsuzsa Trubek, Wizz Air’s communications manager, Wizz Air’s Debrecen-Rome flight promises to be a success, with strong bookings for December and January.
Italy’s capital is the third most populous city in the European Union, with 2.8 million inhabitants. The Vatican, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, is located just outside the city.
The centre of Rome is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to some of the most beautiful monuments of the ancient world and Christianity, such as the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Trevi Fountain, Villa Medici, the Circus Maximus and the Pantheon.
Wizz Air currently flies to London, Eindhoven, Larnaca in Cyprus (no longer a holiday flight for some time, but a year-round service) and Egypt from Debrecen (the latter is a seasonal flight, operating until spring), while Lufthansa flies to Munich.
The flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, was suspended by Wizz Air after the terrorist attack on Israel and will definitely not be flying from Debrecen this year. Their current plans and hopes are to re-launch the touristically significant service in January. According to Zsuzsa Trubek, they are monitoring the situation. They haven’t given up on it as it was very successful, and they would like to restart it, but of course, the most important thing is the safety of passengers and staff.
It was previously announced that they will also restart their three seasonal holiday flights from Debrecen next year so that in the summer and autumn of 2024, flights will again be available from Debrecen to Antalya in Turkey, Corfu in Greece and Burgas in Bulgaria.
Debrecen airport is expected to handle 250,000 passengers this year.