Wizz Air has announced further expansion in Romania. This follows the airline’s recent news of 13 new routes and additional based aircraft in Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara.
The airline will deploy an additional new aircraft in Bucharest, to increase its fleet in Romania to 17 Airbus A320. Wizz Air also announced operations from Iasi airport, which will take the number of airports served by WIZZ in Romania to eight.
New services from Iasi to Treviso will begin on 20th December 2014, Iasi –Milan Bergamo on 31st of March and a Iasi-London Luton service will start on 14th June 2015. From Bucharest Wizz Air launched new routes to Pescara and Stockholm Skavsta,commencing on 27th of July, as well as a summer route to Heraklion commencing on the 20th June. These new routes will allow passengers and their hand luggage to fly to more airports, more often.
With these new services Wizz Air is now offering a combined total of 97 routes to 15 countries from its 8 Romanian airports. The airline has also increased frequencies on 22 of the most popular routes across its Romanian network.
John Stephenson, Executive Vice President of Wizz Air, said: “Today is another major step forward for Wizz Air in Romania. In just two months we have announced 3 new based aircraft, an additional airport, 20 new routes and 1.35 million additional seats in 2015. We are delivering more of our low fares and services to best meet the needs of the Romanian traveling public. WIZZ’s ever expanding network and increasing frequencies on existing routes will certainly attract more passengers traveling on leisure or business. Our growth will support over 1,000 new jobs across Romania and boost tourism across the country.”
Wizz Air’s major expansion in the capital city and the Romanian regions should stimulate the job market in the aviation and tourism sectors with more visitors now able to travel to Romania on Wizz Air’s low fare services.