Posted on: 22 August 2016 by Mark Howells
Sibiu has become Wizz Air’s seventh Romanian base which, as a result, now operates four new routes to Nuremberg, Madrid, Milan Bergamo and Munich Memmingen.
The thrice-weekly Sibiu–Nuremburg flights began on 19 August and will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Twice-weekly services to Milan Bergamo and Madrid began on 20 August and will both operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The twice-weekly Sibiu–Munich Memmingen route, which started on 21 August, will take place on Thursdays and Sundays.
Operated using Airbus A320 aircraft, the new services bring the number of routes from Sibiu International Airport to six and represent a further €98 million investment by Wizz Air in Romania.
Wizz Air currently offers 119 routes to 18 countries from nine Romanian airports and plans to grow its fleet in the country to 20 aircraft by the end of 2016, including four new 230-seat Airbus A321s.
József Ujhelyi, Wizz Air’s chief flight operations office, stated, “We are thrilled to be celebrating the opening of our seventh Romanian base in Sibiu. Since our first service from Bucharest in 2007, Wizz Air has been dedicated to democratising air travel in Romania, by bringing Romanian customers low fares paired with excellent onboard experience.
“Today’s milestone once again underlines our commitment to Romania and, as Romania’s largest airline, we will contribute to developing the local infrastructure and supporting the economy of the Transylvanian region,” Ujhelyi concluded.
On 19 August, Wizz Air also began operating a four-times route between Suceava and London Luton which will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.