Wizz Air announced its 19th base to be opened in Craiova (Romania) in July 2014 with one based aircraft.
The new Airbus A320 aircraft will be delivered in Craiova on 23 July 2014.
The new aircraft will support operations of a total of 6 Craiova routes and increase seat capacity in the first 12 months of based operations to over 260,000 seats. The airline believes this will also stimulate the local job market in aviation and tourism sectors as consumers will have access to more low cost routes. Wizz Air announced more weekly flights on the existing services to Milan Bergamo and London Luton, and announced 4 new routes to Barcelona, Bologna, Dortmund and Rome Ciampino, that will start operating from 23 July 2014.
“Wizz Air’s commitment to Romania is today underlined by its latest investment in the Oltenia region. We have launched our very first flight from Craiova in May 2013 and I am thrilled to announce a new base at Craiova with 1 based aircraft from July next year. We welcome that Romanian consumers are enthusiastic about our low fares and that consumers in Oltenia already discovered our low fare routes to London Luton and Milan Bergamo. Today we are announcing 4 new routes to Italy, Germany and Spain and we hope these will be highly popular among consumers, stimulate job growth and benefit the tourism and aviation sectors as we look forward to bringing more low fares to Romania.” – said György Abrán, Chief Commercial Officer at Wizz Air.