Wizz Air Hungary Airlines Ltd. (Hungarian: Wizz Air Hungary Légiközlekedési Kft.) is a Hungarian low-cost airline with its head office on the property of Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest. The airline typically uses secondary airports serving many cities across Europe, including Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel and Turkey.
It has the largest aircraft fleet of all the Hungarian airlines. Wizz Air currently serves 32 countries, and in the second half of 2013 plans to expand into Moldova, Russia, Slovakia and the United Arab Emirates. Wizz Air has its Headquarters in Building 221 of Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest. Wizz Air signed the lease agreement in October 2010 and moved there in June 2011. The airline was established in September 2003. The lead investor is Indigo Partners, an American private equity firm specialising in transportation investments. The first flight was made from Katowice on 19 May 2004, 19 days after Poland and Hungary entered the European Union and the single European aviation market. The airline carried 250,000 passengers in its first three and a half months, and almost 1.4 million passengers in the first year of operations. In 2007, Wizz Air carried 2.9 million passengers on its Polish routes. In 2011, Wizz Air carried 11 million passengers (15% more than in 2010), including 4.2 million passengers on Polish routes (only 2% more than in 2010). In recent years Wizz stopped developing its network of connections from Poland and opened new bases in Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Lithuania and Serbia. Wizz Air has a buy on board service called Wizz Café and a shopping service called Wizz Boutique. For both services, the base price is in euros. Other currencies are also accepted, depending on the origin and destination of the flight. Wizz Air flights also accept EuroCard, MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards.
Wizz Air launched a new cabin bag policy to encourage customers to bring smaller baggage on-board following a successful month-long trial on the London Luton and Katowice route.