Central and Eastern Europe's largest low cost airline Wizz Air has announced that it will expand its Hungarian operations by operating a new Airbus A320 aircraft to increase passenger capacity, and adding new routes from its Budapest base from April 2009. The new Airbus A320 will be Wizz Air's third operating aircraft from Budapest Airport. The Airbus' additional capacity will be put to good use helping increase the frequency of flights on the current network, opening new routes to Madrid and Naples airports, and re-launching routes to Barcelona and Oslo Torp airports. Wizz Air's capacity will increase by 30% in 2009 as a result, compared to like-for-like figures in 2008. Jozsef Varadi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air commented: 'Wizz Air's expansion in Budapest provides travellers with more low cost travel options. Given the downturn in world's economy, this is what people need more than ever. By expecting further consolidation in our markets as soon as this winter, Wizz Air also stands ready to take over passengers from airlines that might fail in their uphill financial battle. Now Wizz Air is offering flights from Budapest to 16 all year round European destinations, from Norway to Spain, from the UK to Italy. Our summer holiday routes for 2009 will come on top shortly. ' Over the next year, Wizz Air plans to fly some one million passengers in and out of Hungary – that's 30% more than 2008 figures. The airline will operate 72 weekly flights, covering 15 Hungarian routes by April 2009.