Wizz Air welcomed today the fifth Airbus A320 at its Cluj-Napoca base.
This aircraft will support operations on the recently launched services to Doncaster Sheffield, Billund, Alicante as well as the domestic route to Bucharest which starts a new era in domestic Romanian air travel.
The new aircraft represents an investment of further € 98 million by Wizz Air in Romania and the total number of Wizz Air staff in Cluj-Napoca will reach 179. Moreover, Wizz Air’s activity in Romania will support more than 3.300 jobs in complementary fields this year. Wizz Air operates on 28 routes to 13 countries in Cluj-Napoca.
Wizz Air first flight from Cluj-Napoca took off in November 2007 and since then Wizz Air has continuously increased its network of low-fare routes for its Transylvanian customers. Already the largest airline in Romania, Wizz Air offers a total of 28 low-fare routes to 13 countries from Cluj-Napoca.
Speaking at a press conference in Cluj-Napoca, Tamara Vallois, Head of Communications at Wizz Air, said:
”We are delighted to be celebrating this remarkable milestone with Cluj Airport today. As Romania’s largest airline, we are committed to the country by stimulating tourism and hospitality sectors as well as developing our low-fare network not only in the capital but in the regions as well. We are thrilled to be growing our young fleet to five aircraft in Cluj-Napoca today, which means more jobs at the base and in supporting industries and more low-fare routes for our customers. The three international destinations that we have added to our network are a perfect combination of a summer sun holiday in Alicante, a family vacation in Billund and a city break in Doncaster Sheffield. Today also marks a new era in domestic Romanian air travel with our first domestic route connecting Cluj-Napoca with Bucharest.”