Wizz Air adds eight routes and opens Sibiu base

Wizz Air’s Sibiu base opening

On 19 August Wizz Air opened its latest base at Sibiu Airport, its seventh Romanian base and its 24th base in total. The ULCC will base one A320 at the airport and has opened routes to Madrid, Memmingen, Milan/Bergamo and Nuremberg, with the four new sectors joining existing services to London Luton and Dortmund.

Wizz Air adds eight routes and opens Sibiu base-2

Wizz Air opened its fifth route to Nuremberg on 19 August, a 1,056-kilometre route from its new Sibiu base. The carrier also serves Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Skopje and Sofia from the German city, with the latter having launched earlier this month. Seen celebrating the inaugural service of Wizz Air’s sixth route are the airport’s: Christian Kaeser, Head of Aviation Marketing & Business Development; Jürgen Kohstall, VP Marketing & Sales; Marisa Meschkat, Manager of Traffic Analyses and Development; and Jan C. Bruns, EVP & COO.

Wizz Air opens its seventh Romania base at Sibiu adding links to Madrid, Memmingen, Milan/Bergamo and Nuremberg – also introduces Podgorica to its network.

Nis Airport celebrated with cake the start of Wizz Air’s new thrice-weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) service from Dortmund with cake on 20 August. The 1,400-kilometre sector faces no direct competition.

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It was a double celebration in Memmingen this week as Wizz Air launched flights to two destinations, Podgorica and Sibiu. Both sectors, which started on 21 August, will be flown twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) facing no direct competition. Seen celebrating in Memmingen, along with the crew, the inaugural flight to Sibiu are: Alica Ulrich, Aviation Marketing & Sales Manager, Memmingen Airport; Carmen Nicul, International Relations Manager of the City of Sibiu; and Marcel Schütz, Head of Aviation, Memmingen Airport.

The team from Memmingen Airport flew on Wizz Air’s inaugural service from the German airport to Podgorica on 21 August, the ULCC’s first destination in Montenegro. Seen celebrating the arrival of the carrier in the Montenegrin capital with the crew are Marcel Schütz, Head of Aviation at Memmingen Airport and Mia Kraljevic, International Marketing Officer of Podgorica Airport. The two were then joined by Vlado Ječmenica, Head of Handling Department at Podgorica Airport and Alica Ulrich, Aviation Marketing & Sales Manager Memmingen Airport.

  • Wizz Air has opened eight routes this week, four of which launched from its new Sibiu (SBZ) base, its seventh base in Romania and 24th overall. The airline will station one A320 at the facility with it opening new flights to Madrid (MAD), Memmingen (FMM), Milan/Bergamo (BGY) and Nuremberg (NUE), joining the airline’s existing services to Dortmund and London Luton from the airport. As well as the airline opening a new base, it also introduced a new airport to its network, Podgorica (TGD), with Wizz Air linking the Montenegrin capital to Memmingen and Milan/Bergamo. All eight of Wizz Air’s latest routes will be flown on its A320 fleet, with the average weekly frequency being 2.5 and average sector length being 1,337 kilometres. See how Nis Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.
Launch date From To Aircraft (W/F) Competition
19 August Sibiu (SBZ) Nuremberg (NUE) A320 (3)
London Luton (LTN) Suceava (SCV) A320 (4)
20 August Dortmund (DTM) Nis (INI) A320 (3)
Milan/Bergamo (BGY) Podgorica (TGD) A320 (2)
Sibiu (SBZ) Madrid (MAD)
Milan/Bergamo (BGY)
21 August Memmingen (FMM) Podgorica (TGD)
Sibiu (SBZ) Memmingen (FMM)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 23 August 2016.

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