Friday, 6 July 2018

Wizz Air launches new route from Birmingham and releases June figures.

The increasingly popular and fast-growing low-cost airline Wizz Air, has announced in the last couple of days the introduction of a new route from Birmingham Airport to Cluj International Airport in Romania.

Fares on the new route start at just £17.99 and are on sale now and the service will start on 16th December 2018. With historic sites and buildings, a booming tech economy, a thriving nightlife scene, festivals of every variety and easy access to the Carpathian Mountains with their stunning natural attractions, there’s something for everyone in the vibrant city of Cluj. Passengers from Birmingham can now take advantage of WIZZ’s genuinely low ticket prices and great onboard service.

Wizz Air Chief Corporate Officer, Owain Jones, said: “Wizz Air continues to expand and invest in our UK operations, growing our network across the country. Cluj is an exciting new destination for our customers in the Midlands – the historic Transylvanian university city of culture and nightlife with a booming economy and easy access to the natural wonder of the Carpathian Mountains is an ideal choice for a city break with a difference. We’re proud that Wizz Air’s genuinely low fares give our UK customers the opportunity to explore many unique and interesting destinations and enjoy great service onboard one of Europe’s youngest and most efficient aircraft fleets."

2018 has been a year of massive growth for Wizz Air’s UK operations, following the launch of Wizz Air UK in May and the increase of its local UK fleet to eight Airbus aircraft. The new service between Birmingham and Cluj brings the total number of new UK routes for 2018 to 14; London Luton to Larnaca, Tirana, Tallinn, Bratislava, Lviv, Athens, Keflavik, Eilat, Grenoble, Verona, Bari and Tromsø, and Doncaster Sheffield to Debrecen.

The carrier saw an increase in its load factor in June to an amazing 93.3 percent and capacity increased by over 20 percent.