Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s leading carrier, today announced that it will further expand its Sibiu operations, adding a second Airbus A320 aircraft to its local fleet in June 2018. At the same time WIZZ will launch five long-awaited routes from Sibiu and increase frequencies on four popular services adding a total of 21 incremental flights to its schedule.
Together with the new connections to Copenhagen, Charleroi, Paris Beauvais, Basel and Frankfurt Hahn, starting in June 2018, Sibiu’s low fare network will be expanded to a total of 11 routes to 8 countries. The additional aircraft will also allow WIZZ to increase the frequency of flights on four services from summer 2018: London-Luton route will become daily; Memmingen Munich and Dortmund flights will increase to five, while the connection to Nuremberg will be operated four times per week.
The second Airbus A320, joining Sibiu’s fleet from June 2018, has been previously assigned to Tirgu Mures local operations. The additional aircraft to Sibiu base will further support to consolidate and diversify Transylvania’s network plan for 2018, while Sibiu’s low fare network will be expanded with a total of 21 incremental weekly frequencies, creating new travel opportunities to and from Transylvania.
The increased investment at Sibiu airport will bring Wizz Air’s investment to almost $200 million, and the WIZZ team at Sibiu will increase to more than 70 direct employees, all trained to deliver the highest standards of customer service and aviation safety, ensuring an excellent passenger experience at every stage of the Wizz Air journey.
As the pioneer of lowest-fare air travel, WIZZ network is constantly seeking to create new opportunities for truly affordable air travel between Romania and the rest of Europe, while offering the lowest possible fares for its passengers. Wizz Air’s fast-growing Romanian operation will continue to stimulate the local economy as it has done for the last 10 years, bringing increased employment in Romania’s aviation and tourism sectors and supporting more than 5,700 jobs this year in associated industries throughout the country. In 2018, WIZZ offers in total more than 9.2 million seats on sale from 10 Romanian airports on 142 routes to 20 countries. Already the largest airline in Romania, Wizz Air will have next year 24 aircraft based in Romania, including 7 of the ultra-efficient brand new 230-seat Airbus A321, employing over 850 customer-oriented local crew.
Johan Eidhagen, Chief Marketing Officer at Wizz Air said: “As the leading airline in Romania for more than a decade we are continuously looking to best meet out costumers’ needs by providing the lowest fares, greater connectivity and excellent service on board. Today we bring more good news for our customers from Transylvania region, underlining once again Wizz Air’s commitment to Romania. We continue our investment in the region with the addition of a second Airbus A320 which will join our Sibiu fleet in June 2018, launching 5 new routes available from Sibiu as well as increase the weekly frequencies on the most 4 popular services. We continue to create great benefits for the local community by creating new jobs, further stimulating the regional economy as well as the inbound tourism, as Sibiu’s tourism sector has developed remarkably in the past year. Starting summer 2018, WIZZ will offer 11 routes to 8 countries from Sibiu and the whole WIZZ team looks forward to welcoming our passengers on board to any of the long-awaited routes to Paris, Frankfurt Hahn, Basel, Brussels Charleroi and Copenhagen.”
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