On 22 May Wizz Air launched its sixth route to Birmingham in the form of a twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) service from Bucharest. The UK airport also used the inaugural ceremony to highlight the carrier’s new services to Wroclaw and Sofia, both of which have launched during the past two months. Seen celebrating along with the Wizz Air crew is Tom Screen, Head of Aviation Development, Birmingham Airport.
Naples Airport celebrated with cake and a ribbon cutting the start of Wizz Air flights to Warsaw Chopin. Facing no direct competition, services will be flown twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays).
- Wizz Air commenced services on three routes during the past week, of which two originate from Bucharest (OTP). From 22 May the carrier will connect the Romanian capital to Birmingham (BHX) and Lisbon (LIS). Services on the former route will be flown on a mixture of the airline’s A320 and A321s, while flights to the Portuguese capital will be flown on its A320s, based on OAG Schedules Analyser data. Of the airline’s two new routes from Bucharest, only services on the 2,210-kilometre sector to the UK’s second city will face direct competition, with Wizz Air going up against Blue Air’s twice-weekly operation. Commenting on the ULCC’s launch from Bucharest, Tom Screen, Head of Aviation Development, Birmingham Airport, said: “Having launched only in September last year, Wizz Air is one of the fastest growing carriers at Birmingham, and it is continuing to go from strength to strength. It’s easy to understand why the carrier is popular with our passengers as it offers low-cost fares to great cities, making it an ideal airline for those looking for city breaks or to visit family and friends in Europe.” A third route was launched by the carrier on 20 May, when it added twice-weekly flights between Warsaw Chopin (WAW) and Naples (NAP). The 1,365-kilometre sector will be served twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) facing no incumbents, and will be flown by the airline’s A320 fleet.