Wizz Air expands its European offering with eight new routes

Wizz Air’s Sibiu to London Luton

Wizz Air’s inaugural flight to London Luton was celebrated with a cake ceremony at Sibiu Airport in Romania on 14 June. Commenting on the launch, Ioan Gardea, GM, Sibiu, said: “I trust that this step is the first in a series that will be the basis of a strong and long lasting partnership which will ensure the connection of the airport with a large number of destinations in Europe and beyond.”

Celebrations continued over the other side of the Romanian border

Celebrations continued over the other side of the Romanian border, with another cake at Budapest, to commemorate Wizz Air’s first flight to Alicante. Marking the achievement is: Balázs Bogás, Head of Airline Development, Budapest (left); along with Wizz Air’s crew of the inaugural flight to Alicante.

  • Wizz Air, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last month, added eight new European links to its offering during the course of last week, half of which were launched from its Bucharest (OTP) base. With the longest sector being the 2,715-kilometre service from Bucharest (OTP) to Malaga (AGP) launched on 15 June, and the shortest being inaugurated on 13 June from Sofia (SOF) to Malta (MLA) at 1,078 kilometres, the low-cost carrier will face competition on two of the newly launched operations from Blue Air and Air Malta. Commenting on the route launch to Alicante, Kam Jandu, CCO, Budapest, said: “The new Wizz Air service to Alicante fills a real customer demand and whilst the south-east region of Spain has always been well travelled destination for Northern Europe, given a lack of flight connections in the past, it is not a traditional holiday market for Hungary, so we’re excited to see how it performs. With Madrid and Barcelona already available with Wizz Air all year round we are sure that Alicante will be a hit this season with tourists.” Furthermore, Ioan Cindrea, President of Sibiu County Council, pointed out with regards to the route launch to London Luton: “I congratulate all those who contributed to open this route, thus materializing the desire of Sibiu community. This route is a new beginning that comes after the modernization of the airport. We are now witnessing the inauguration of the first destination, London, with Wizz Air, an important step for advancing new economic and tourism connections from Sibiu to Great Britain. More developments, allowing us to travel to other destinations in Europe should follow.” See how Sibiu Airport’s water arch salute compares to those sent in this week from around the world.
Launch date Origin Destination

WF

A/C Competition (WF)

13 June

Bucharest (OTP) Doncaster Sheffield (DSA)

2

A320

15 June

Malaga (AGP) Blue Air (4)

12 June

Malmö (MMX)

3

Malta (MLA) Air Malta (1)

14 June

Budapest (BUD) Alicante (ALC)

1

Sibiu (SBZ) London Luton (LTN)

3

13 June

Sofia (SOF) Malta (MLA)

2

14-Jun-14

Vilnius (VNO) Corfu (CFU)

1

Source: Innovata / Diio Mi w/c 17 June 2014.

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