Wizz Air today announced further expansion in Romania.
This news follows theannouncement of 13 new routes and additional based aircraft in Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara just a month ago. The airline will deploy 1 new aircraft in Bucharest, bringing its fleet in Romania to 17 Airbus A320, representing 29% capacity growth in 2015 year-on-year. The 9th Bucharest based aircraft will be delivered at the end of July 2015. Wizz Air also announced operations from Iasi airport, which will take the number of airports served by Wizz in Romania to 8. The new services from Iasi to Treviso will begin on 20 December 2014, Iasi –Milan Bergamo on 31st of March and a Iasi-London Luton service will start on 14 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 20 June.
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.
Wizz Air’s major expansion in the capital city and the Romanian regions will further stimulate the job market in the aviation and tourism sectors with more visitors now able to travel to Romania.
Speaking at a press conference in Bucharest today, 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.”