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Wizz Air celebrates sixth birthday

Cheap flights carrier Wizz Air has celebrated its sixth anniversary after it revealed a 30 percent growth in passenger numbers.

Cheap flights carrier Wizz Air has celebrated its sixth anniversary after it revealed a 30 percent growth in passenger numbers over the past 12 months.

The Hungarian airline has become central and eastern Europe’s largest airline after launching its first flight from the Polish city of Katowice on May 19th, 2004.

Since then, it has established 12 bases in Hungary, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.

Over the last year, Wizz Air has accommodated 8.4 million passengers, a year over year growth rate of almost a third.

Jozsef Varadi, the carrier’s chief executive officer, said the company prides itself on operating an "ultra low cost business model".

"Throughout our history we have demonstrated how effectively we can address challenges while continuing to build market leadership in our home territory in central and eastern Europe," he explained.

This summer, the airline is launching cheap flights to Split, Dubrovnik and Venice-Treviso from London Luton.

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