Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, will further expand its Sibiu operations, adding a second Airbus A320 aircraft to its local fleet in June 2018, a press release informs.
At the same time, Wizz will launch five long-awaited routes from Sibiu and increase frequencies on four popular services adding a total of 21 incremental flights to its schedule.
Together with the new connections to Copenhagen, Charleroi, Paris Beauvais, Basel and Frankfurt Hahn, starting in June 2018, Sibiu’s low fare network will be expanded to a total of 11 routes to 8 countries.
”We continue to create great benefits for the local community by creating new jobs, further stimulating the regional economy as well as the inbound tourism, as Sibiu’s tourism sector has developed remarkably in the past year,” Johan Eidhagen, Chief Marketing Officer at Wizz Air, stated.
The additional aircraft will also allow Wizz to increase the frequency of flights on four services from summer 2018: London-Luton route will become daily; Memmingen Munich and Dortmund flights will increase to five, while the connection to Nuremberg will be operated four times per week.
The second Airbus A320, joining Sibiu’s fleet from June 2018, has been previously assigned to Tirgu Mures local operations. The additional aircraft to Sibiu base will further support to consolidate and diversify Transylvania’s network plan for 2018, while Sibiu’s low fare network will be expanded with a total of 21 incremental weekly frequencies, creating new travel opportunities to and from Transylvania.
The increased investment at Sibiu airport will bring Wizz Air’s investment to almost USD 200 million, and the Wizz team at Sibiu will increase to more than 70 direct employees, all trained to deliver the highest standards of customer service and aviation safety, ensuring an excellent passenger experience at every stage of the Wizz Air journey.
In 2018, WIZZ offers in total more than 9.2 million seats on sale from 10 Romanian airports on 142 routes to 20 countries. Wizz Air will have next year 24 aircraft based in Romania, including 7 of the ultra-efficient brand new 230-seat Airbus A321, employing over 850 customer-oriented local crew.