Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air said it will launch a Budapest-Edinburgh flight in December. The flight will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Passenger numbers on Wizz Air’s Hungarian flights rose by 7% to more than 3.2 million in January-July this year from a year earlier.
Meanwhile, Wizz Air has said is considering cancelling its contract for services from Malév Ground Handling at Liszt Ferenc International.
Wizz Air VP Diederik Pen acknowledged an investigation of Malév Ground Handling over suspected violations of consumer protection rules and said the company was indeed breaking rules by charging higher prices than advertised and by selling services which Wizz Air does not offer. “In the interest of resolving the situation, we are weighing all possibilities, including the cancellation of the contract,” Pen said in the statement.
Days earlier, Hungary’s state secretary for consumer protection ordered a probe of Malév Ground Handling, because of reports in the press that the company was overcharging for services such as check-in. Malév Ground Handling, which also runs business lounges and offers VIP services at Liszt Ferenc is owned by the Hungarian National Asset Management Company (MNV).