Wizz Air today announced it will begin direct service from London’s Gatwick Airport to Bucharest beginning 18 June.
The new Gatwick connection to Bucharest will be the only direct connection between the two airports, offering the easiest access to the Romanian capital from the South London hub. With a total of four Wizz Air direct flights a day between London and Bucharest, the new Gatwick route adds a second option for travel from London along with Wizz Air’s direct three-times-a-day flights between Bucharest and London Luton in North London.
Gatwick, a new airport for Wizz Air’s low-fares services, will be the company’s ninth airport in the United Kingdom along with London Luton, Doncaster-Sheffield, Bristol, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Belfast, Liverpool and Birmingham. From these nine U.K. airports, Wizz Air flies to 14 countries and now offers 76 routes.
Wizz Air continues to contribute to economic development throughout the U.K., moving more than 5 million people through regional airports in 2015, supporting almost 3,750 local jobs in business, leisure and travel industries around the company’s destination airports. Since starting operations in 2004, Wizz Air has carried nearly 30 million passengers through U.K. airports. Wizz Air operates a fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft with an average age of four years old.
Owain Jones, Chief Corporate Officer at Wizz Air said:
“This new Wizz Air daily service from Gatwick brings the best low-fare travel option for people traveling between south London or southern England and Bucharest – the only direct flight. WIZZ is a leader in opening Central and Eastern European cities for U.K. business and leisure travelers, offering very low fares from nine U.K. airports, coupled with Wizz Air’s superb on-board service. With our new Gatwick service starting in June, we offer four flights a day between London and Bucharest from two airports and we are the only airline to have direct service to Bucharest every day from both north and south London.”