Opening of Wizz Air Budapest-Moscow route delayed

Snags hit coordination talks between Russian and Hungarian ministries.

2013-02-11 16:11

Coordination snags between Russia's transport ministry and Hungary's air travel authority have delayed the launch of Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air's Budapest-Moscow flight.


Russia's transport ministry has asked for extra information on Wizz Air from Hungary's air-travel authority, the Russian Association of Travel Agents said on its website on Friday.


It asked for the information late last year but has yet to receive it, it added. The travel authority denies receiving the request.


The new service was a topic of high-level diplomatic talks in Moscow in December. Wizz Air won Budapest-Moscow route after national carrier Malev's bankruptcy in the autumn.


Wizz Air has declined to comment on the reports.


UPDATE: Following the report Wizz Air Corporate Communication Manager Daniel De Carvalho said "these claims about our founding shareholders are actually wrong and we won't comment further on rumors, especially when these are clearly wrong and come from unnamed sources. Wizz Air continues to work with the authorities to enable low cost operations on these exciting new routes."


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