The FINANCIAL — Wizz Air launches on February 15 twice-weekly flights between its base at Cluj-Napoca and Munich Memmingen in Bavaria. Wizz Air announced the route last September as part of its 2016 Summer Schedule.
Wizz is now operating the flights on Mondays and Fridays between Cluj-Napoca and Munich’s western regional airport at Memmingen. Fares start at €24.99/RON109.
Wizz Air has continued to expand in Cluj-Napoca through the years and will add a fifth aircraft at the base in July. The summer schedule from Cluj-Napoca includes flights to Alicante, Billund, Doncaster/Sheffield and Berlin, all beginning in coming weeks. Wizz Air also recently announced a new domestic Romanian route between Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest that will begin July 22 and operate six times a week.
Growth for Wizz Air spans the whole of Romania with traffic increasing 16 percent in 2015 over the previous year. Wizz Air will open its sixth Romanian base in July in Iasi and currently offers 110 routes to 16 countries, according to Wizz Air.
Gabor Vasarhelyi, Communications Manager for Wizz Air said: “Cluj-Napoca remains one of our most important bases and it connects this region with many key European cities. We have been the hometown airline here since 2007 and we continue to offer more seats – we’ll increase capacity 20 percent this year – more routes, more flights and more services to ensure Cluj-Napoca and the whole of Romania have access not only to low fares, but to the superior on-board service you get with Wizz Air.“
Marius Mînzat, Cluj County Council President,declared: “Through this new Wizz Air flight to Memmingen, Cluj County connectivity with the capital of Bavaria, Munich, will be enhanced and the premises of more intense commercial trade between the 2 regions will be created. I am glad to see more and more destinations opened from Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport and I am convinced that the airport will know further development in the coming years in its efforts to remain the most important airport of Transylvania”
David Ciceo, Managing Director of Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport, stated: “We rejoice over the launch of this 5th route to Germany, one of the most important destination countries for Cluj International Airport and we are confident that this route will become one of interest for our passengers. The route network extension by adding of new travel options for the passengers still remains a continous priority for the Board and Airport Management.”
Wizz Air was recently named Value Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine for its success in 2015.