Wizz Air allocates 10th aircraft at Bucharest base for its 11th anniversary

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FOUR NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED IN 2018

Wizz Air allocated the 10th 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 travelled on board 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 destinations 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 onboard 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.


WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM BUCHAREST

Destination Days Starts Fares from**
Gothenburg, Sweden Wednesday, Sunday 27 June 2018 RON 149/ EUR 34.99
Nice,

France

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 26 June 2018 RON 229/ EUR 49.99
Kutaisi,

Georgia

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 3 July 2018 RON 119/ EUR 27.49

INCREASED FREQUENCIES ON EXISTING ROUTES

Destination Weekly Flights
Barcelona 10 from 7
Tel-Aviv 9 from 6
London Luton 21 from 19
Bari 7 from 5
Paris Beauvais 5 from 3
Eindhoven 4 from 2
Geneva 3 from 2
Billund 3 from 2

 

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.

* One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

** http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/news-events-single/detail/2017-price-adjustment-for-airbus-modern-fuel-efficient-aircraft/

*** ACI suggests the creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

Jul 2, 2018, 12:00

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