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WIZZ Air Launches New Routes From Cluj-Napoca, Tirana and Bucharest, Adds Aircraft to Each Base

Wizz Air has added their seventh aircraft to their Cluj-Napoca base and will add new service to Corfu, Naples and Turin. The carrier has also added their ninth aircraft in Tirana, with new service to Lyon, Nuremburg and Warsaw, and from Bucharest to Preveza-Aktion and Rimini.

Wizz Air Airbus A321 - Courtesy Wizz Air

On Thursday (March 31, 2022), Wizz Air announced an expansion of their Cluj-Napoca base in Romania with the addition of their seventh based aircraft and new service to Corfu, Naples and Turin. The additional aircraft, and Airbus A321ceo, will join the base in August, and the carrier will also expand frequencies on 10 other routes. Flights to Corfu in Greece will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays from August 2nd, while service to Naples and Turin will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays from August 3, 2022. Wizz will also increase service between Cluj and Paris-Beauvais by three flights to nine weekly frequencies, while service to both Barcelona and Brussels-Charleroi will increase by two weekly frequencies to seven flights weekly. Routes to Málaga, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Doncaster-Sheffield, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Memmingen and Chania will all increase by one flight weekly.

In Thursday’s announcement, Wizz Air’s Chief Executive Officer, József Váradi, said,

“We are committed to the Romanian market and offering our Romanian passengers the best travel experiences at ultra-low fares. The addition of our 7 brand new and modern Airbus A321ceo aircraft at the Cluj-Napoca base further reinforces our commitment for expansion in the region and confirms Wizz Air’s growth strategy, with the three new destinations and 10 destinations with increased frequencies that will operate from Cluj International Airport. We are looking forward to welcoming our passengers on board!”

In a separate press release on Thursday (March 31st), Wizz Air announced an expansion of their Tirana base in Albania with the addition of a ninth aircraft, an A321ceo, and new service to Lyon, Nuremburg and Warsaw. Service to Lyon will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays from September 12, 2022, while Tirana-Nuremburg flights will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays from July 5th. Wizz will also offer two weekly flights between Tirana and Warsaw on Mondays and Fridays from July 4, 2022. Wizz started operations in Albania in April 2017 and with the new service will expand their Tirana network to 41 routes across 14 countries.

Commenting on the carrier’s Tirana expansion, Wizz Air Group’s Acting Network Officer, Evelin Horváth, said,

“I am delighted to announce further expansion of Wizz Air’s network in Albania by adding the ninth aircraft to our Tirana base. With this announcement we are adding three new exciting routes from Tirana to Lyon in France, Nuremberg in Germany, and Warsaw in Poland. We are confident that Wizz Air’s ultra-low fares and great route network will make travel affordable to ever more passengers. Our modern aircraft, as well as our enhanced protective measures, will ensure the best possible healthy conditions for travellers while operating with the lowest environmental footprint. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board with great service.”

In an earlier press release on Wednesday (March 30, 2022), Wizz Air announced the allocation of a 12th aircraft, an Airbus A321neo, to their base in Bucharest, Romania, as well as the introduction of new service to Preveza-Aktion in Greece and Rimini in Italy. Flights between Bucharest and Preveza-Aktion will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays from July 6th, while service to Rimini will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays from September 29, 2022.

Speaking on the carrier’s Bucharest base expansion, Wizz Air’s Corporate Communications Manager, Zsuzsa Trubek, said,

“We are permanently seeking to expand our route network from Romania, offering various destination in Europe and not only. Through these new services and the new aircraft allotted to our base in Bucharest we remain true to the promise of offering Romanians a safe and enjoyable travel experience across Europe and beyond. We look forward to welcoming our passengers on board and departing on the first flights from Bucharest to Preveza-Aktion and Rimini.”

Budapest, Hungary-based Wizz Air serves over 150 destinations across 44 countries and operates an all Airbus A320 Family fleet of 150 aircraft, with an average age of 5.0 years. Wizz Air is the largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in Central and Eastern Europe offering over 700 routes from 45 bases. During FY 21 (ending March 31, 2021) the airline served approximately 10.2 million guests. Wizz Air offers superior guest service at exceptionally low fares. The company is an investment-grade credit rated airline which trades on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WIZZ.

Source: Wizz Air

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