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WIZZ AIR CELEBRATES ITS 9TH ANNIVERSARY IN CLUJ: 45% INCREASE YEAR ON YEAR SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2017

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 Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s largest airline, celebrates 9 years of its Cluj-Napoca base and shares the remarkable achievements since the start of its operations at Avram Iancu International Airport, in 2006, the company reports în a press release sent to ACTMedia.

Wizz Air, the pioneer of high quality and low-fares air travel in Cluj-Napoca market since 2006, continues expanding its operations in the region and providing low-fare travel opportunities to even more customers.  Since the beginning of 2017, over 518,000 passengers traveled on WIZZ routes from Cluj-Napoca, showing an increase of over 45% compared to the same period in 2016. Passengers planning their holidays or a weekend getaway from Cluj-Napoca can now discover 35 destinations across 17 countries in Europe and beyond, including the newest sunny routes to Malta, Alicante, Larnaca and Malaga. Looking to provide the lowest fare possible, WIZZ is offering tickets from as low as RON 19*, underlining its commitment to democratize air travel in Romania and further stimulate tourism and business relations between countries.    

Already the leading airline in Romania, Wizz Air remains dedicated to Cluj-Napoca passengers and is constantly looking to expend its low-fare network from Cluj-Napoca for already more than a decade. With 6 modern Airbus A320 aircraft, an investment of $594 million**, and a local staff of 205 aviation professionals, the airline has increased its yearly seat capacity with 26% in 2017, offering in total of more than 1.9 million seats on sale on Cluj-Napoca routes.

Wizz Air as the hometown airline of Cluj-Napoca, has earned the trust and loyalty of over 7.3 million since the beginning of its operations at Avram Iancu International Airport. Last year, over 1.3 million passengers have enjoyed WIZZ’s low fares, easy booking system and excellent on-board service, to and from Cluj-Napoca, supporting over 1,000 local on-site jobs*** in aviation and tourism industry.

Furthermore, WIZZ’s commitment to the Transylvania region is shown by its involvement in promoting an active lifestyle and mobility at the biggest international marathon in Transylvania, the Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon that was held this year on 9 April in WIZZ signature colors, and was attended by more than 5,900 runners from 38 countries.

Sorina Ratz, Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: ”After nine years of successful operations of our Cluj-Napoca base and almost 11 years of collaboration with Avram Iancu International Airport, we are seeing great achievements, constant growth and many happy passengers. As the hometown airline of Cluj-Napoca, Wizz Air is always looking to expand its network and support the development of the Transylvania region by providing truly affordable travel opportunities always paired with excellent on-board service. Today, we have a local team of 205 employees, 6 allocated aircraft and a great offer for our customers to discover 35 destinations across Europe and beyond. We stay dedicated to the Cluj-Napoca region and to our passengers and we are looking forward to even greater results together with Cluj International Airport!”

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 81 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 500 routes from 28 bases, connecting 141 destinations across 42 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 23 million passengers in 2016.

Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines, as well as 2016 Low Cost Airline of the Year by the Center for Aviation (CAPA), a leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence.

  • All flights operated on Airbus A320 aircraft, with 180 seats and A321 aircraft with 230 seats

  • New Airbus A321 deliveries started in November 2015

     

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