Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s largest airline announced today three new routes from Suceava International Airport to Italy.
The new flights to Treviso, Bologna and Rome Ciampino will start on the 27th and 28th March 2017. Bologna and Rome services will be operated with three weekly frequencies on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while the Treviso route will have two weekly flights on Mondays and Fridays.
Wizz Air started operating low fares flights from Suceava in August, first launching the London Luton service that was shortly followed by a route to Milan. Today’s announcement increases the number of Wizz Air services from Suceava to five routes to two countries: Italy and the UK.
Romania is a key market for Wizz Air and its presence has grown significantly since the launch of Romanian operations in 2007.
Wizz Air is already the largest airline in Romania and will further grow its young fleet to 20 aircraft by the end of 2016, including 4 of the ultra-efficient brand new 230-seat Airbus A321.
Wizz Air currently offers 129 routes to 54 destinations from 10 Romanian airports.
Throughout 2016 and early 2017 Wizz Air has already announced and will start 35 new routes connecting Romania with the rest of Europe, including its first domestic route connecting Bucharest with Cluj-Napoca which starts a new era in domestic Romanian air travel. Over the past 12 months ending 31 October 2016 Wizz Air carried more than 5.3 million passengers to and from Romania.
Speaking at a press conference today in Suceava, Tamara Vallois, Wizz Air’s Head of Communications said:
“Only three months ago we celebrated the very first flight landing in Suceava, today we are delighted to be bringing more great news for our Bucovina customers. The three new Italian services from Suceava underline our commitment to bring more opportunities to our customers and stimulate the economy of the region.
“As Romania’s biggest airline we continue to expand our regional network as well as stimulate the local job market in aviation and tourism sectors while also strengthening business relations between the countries. Our Romanian customers will now have more connections to major Italian hubs while Italian visitors can now enjoy modern and advanced airport facilities of Stefan cel Mare Airport in one of the most beautiful areas of Romania, Bucovina, which offers unique cultural heritage and pristine nature on Wizz Air’s low fares.”
Ioan Măriuţa, General Manager of the “Ştefan cel Mare” airport Suceava, said:
“We are extremely happy that the partnership between “Ştefan cel Mare” airport Suceava and Wizz Air has already reached a new level. These days, when the airport celebrates one year from its reopening, after the upgrading works, Wizz Air will operate another three foreign destination, coming this way to a total of five. It is the outcome of the quality services supplied to Wizz Air and the work of a small and extremely tenacious team from the airport, which with the support of the local authorities managed in one year, to gain the trust of this big airline that is Wizz Air.
“We don’t intend to stop here, we hope to bring also in the future many and pleasant surprises to our potential passengers, trying to become this way a true entrance gate in Bucovina and a strong factor of zonal development.”