Wizz Air: 6 new routes and more frequencies from Iasi airport, Romania
Today, Wizz Air has announced a further expansion of its Romanian operations, basing one new aircraft in Iasi and adding 6 new services to its growing Romanian network.
The new Airbus A320 aircraft will join the fleet in August 2020, when the 6 new routes to Barcelona, Bari, Berlin Schönefeld, London Southend, Turin and Verona will commence. Together with the arrival of the new aircraft, frequencies to Rome Ciampino, Bologna, Brussels Charleroi and Tel Aviv will increase. Tickets to these destinations can already be purchased on wizzair.com and on the airline’s mobile app from RON 119 (one way).
Wizz Air’s commitment to Romanian customers is underlined by the strong growth at its other nine Romanian airports as well. With a network of over 140 services from Romania, WIZZ will have almost 11 million seats on sale on its Romanian routes in 2020, which represents a 10% growth year over year. WIZZ has just recently welcomed its 50 millionth passenger in Romania. The airline’s local operations do not only provide affordable access at WIZZ’s lowest fares between Romania and the rest of Europe, but also stimulate the local job market in aviation and tourism sectors, supporting more than 8,000 jobs in associated industries throughout the country.
Stephen Jones, Wizz Air Hungary’s managing director: “I am delighted that just two weeks after announcing expansion in Bucharest I could bring our distinguished Romanian passengers further good news. Our newest routes will connect Iasi with six wonderful European cities and the allocation of the third ultra-modern Airbus A320 aircraft will bring along frequency increases on four of our most popular services to Bologna, Brussels, Rome and Tel Aviv. The WIZZ team looks forward to welcoming customers old and new on-board Europe’s greenest fleet. And for those looking to turn their passion for travel into a career, we’d be delighted to see you at one of our Wizz Air cabin crew recruitment days, where you can find out more about joining the WIZZ team.”
Maricel Popa, Iași County President: “I am pleased to note that new air travel will link the North East region of the country with six much-needed destinations. Both residents of Iași and from entire region have repeatedly requested the introduction of flights to Verona, Turin or Barcelona. We have conducted negotiations with the air transport companies, and here we are now sure that Iași is a point of interest for the airlines. Wizz air is a company that already operates on our airport, knows the mobility of passengers and the potential of the airport and the fact that in addition to the new flights it will bring here new aircrafts denotes safety and confidence in those needs.”
Cătălin Bulgariu, Iasi Airport Manager: “Today’s event is a clear proof of the right and favourable partnership between Iași Airport and Wizz Air. Bringing the third Wizz Air aircraft to our base and operating six new destinations by this company, two of them operated from Iasi for the first time, such as Berlin and Bari, shows that the airport is in a continuous development and that is a stable and reliable partner. The development and consolidation of the position of Iasi Airport among airports in the country are also confirmed by the fact that at the end of September our airport was crossed by the passenger number 1 millionth, one month earlier than last year. Furthermore, Wizz Air also registered the passenger number 1 million on a flight operated from Iasi. Our priority is to meet the needs of passengers, meeting their expectations by increasing the number of destinations operated from Iasi Airport and their frequency.”