Wizz Air, the largest airline in Romania and one of Europe's fastest growing airlines, allocated the 10 aircraft and celebrated the eleven-year anniversary at its Bucharest base. The state-of-the-art 230-seater Airbus A321 aircraft will support the operations of the newest four routes commencing this year from Bucharest to Athens, Gothenburg, Nice, Kutaisi as well the increased frequencies to 8 popular destinations from Bucharest: Barcelona, Bari, Billund, Eindhoven, Geneva, London Luton, Paris Beauvais and Tel-Aviv. In total, WIZZ schedule will have 24 additional weekly flights departing from Bucharest.
In the first six months of 2018, more than 1.6 million passengers traveled on board of the airline’s flights from Bucharest, with a growth of 10% on a year on year basis. Serving the increasing demand of its Romanian customers, WIZZ is commencing 4 new routes and increasing the frequencies of 8 popular services from Bucharest in 2018. This year, Wizz Air offers more than 4.2 million seats on sale to 47 destination in 20 countries, with ticket fares available from as low as LEI 39*. The total investment in the Bucharest base is exceeding $1.1 billion** and is further stimulating the local job market, employing a local team of more than 400 aviation professionals and supporting over 2300 jobs*** on a yearly basis in the region in the affiliated industries. Since the first WIZZ flight took off from Bucharest in 2007, more than 19 million passengers have enjoyed WIZZ’s low fares, easy booking system and great on-board service.
”We are celebrating today the eleventh base anniversary in Bucharest with a brand new aircraft and four new routes commencing. We are remaining strongly committed to our Romanian market and we are looking to further diversify our extensive network.” said Sorina Ratz, Acting Head of Corporate Communications at Wizz Air speaking at a press conference in Bucharest “As Romania’s largest airline we will continue to bring truly affordable opportunities for our passengers and further stimulate the local tourism and economy.”
Already the largest airline in Romania, Wizz Air is offering now 141 routes to 22 countries (including one domestic flight Bucharest – Cluj Napoca) across Europe from 10 Romanian airports. In 2018, 20 new routes have already been announced in Romania, such as the popular destinations of Athens from Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, Nice, Lyon, or Malmo and Thessaloniki from Iași. Wizz Air is operating from 10 airports in Romania with a young fleet of 25 aircraft including 5 of the ultra-efficient brand new 230-seater Airbus A321, and the team currently working across the country is exceeding 1,000 local employees.