Wizz Air, a partner of Budapest 2024, has added the bid’s logo and signage to some of its fleet. The branding will be showcased on A321 aircraft flying on the most popular routes of Wizz Air’s network, and is based on Budapest 2024’s “new vitality” brand. It was unveiled in Budapest Friday.
Wizz Air offers more than 450 routes from 26 bases, connecting 130 destinations across 38 countries, sharing the bid with its growing passenger community during the coming year.
The airline was the preferred choice of around 20 million passengers in the last financial year and was recently named Value Airline of the Year 2016 by Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines.
Balazs Furjes, Chairman of Budapest 2024 said, “the new airplane featuring the Budapest 2024 design will spread the news of our Hungarian Olympic dream worldwide, in the air and on land.”
“That dream of hosting the Games is as old as the modern Olympic Movement itself and is shared by hundreds of other mid-sized cities like Budapest across the world.
“We hope that these aircraft will become a symbol of what can happen when you dare to dream; a Games for Budapest is a Games for all mid-sized global cities, across the world.”
Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport added, “we are proud to welcome Wizz Air’s new Budapest 2024 livery at our airport, where it will be seen by hundreds and thousands of people from all around the world daily.”
“Together with Wizz Air and the ten-thousand strong community of employees at the airport, we will do everything to help the success of Budapest’s Olympic bid to host the 2024 Games.”
At Friday’s livery reveal, a “Spot the Budapest Plane” competition was launched, asking people to post a photo of the special Budapest 2024 livery aircraft to Instagram with a #WIZZBudapest2024 hashtag. According to the bid, the two best photos will be awarded with special gift packages.
In June Paris, Budapest’s rival bid for the 2024 Games, unveiled its logo on selected aircraft in the Air France fleet.
Budapest is competing for the 2024 Games with Paris and Los Angeles after Rome removed itself from the race last month. The host city will be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) September 13 in Lima, Peru.