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Wizz Air cuts 344 flights in Spain after the rise in airport charges

BARCELONA, July 10, 2012 (EuropaPress)
    Wizz Air has cut 344 flights in Spain after the rise in airport charges approved by the Government and in force since July, as a result of canceling three routes in Barcelona and Madrid and reduce frequencies on 15 routes.
    As reported in a statement, the three routes are canceled between Barcelona to Poznan (Poland), and Madrid in Katowice (Poland) and Prague (Czech Republic).
    Have also been reduced frequencies on routes linking the Catalan capital Budapest (Hungary), Bucharest (Romania), Cluj (Romania), Gdansk (Poland), Katowice, Sofia (Bulgaria), Targu Mures (Romania) and Timisoara (Romania).
    Also have been cut frequencies on routes connecting Madrid to Bucharest, Budapest, Sofia, Targu Mures, as well as those that connect Valencia with Bucharest, Sofia and Timisoara.
    Wizz Air has passed and operate 34 routes from Spain to operate 31, which together with the deletion of some frequencies, lead to Barcelona and Madrid lost 70,000 passengers in the next 12 months.
    The Director of Corporate Communications of Wizz Air, Daniel de Carvalho, lamented that while the airline has been forced to take these measures by increasing taxes, "millions of euros have been spent in subsidizing failed airlines and airports ".
    Wizz Air has a fleet of 38 A320 aircraft, and operates from 15 bases to connect to over 70 destinations in 27 countries.