Wizz Air announces connection from Craiova to Paris Beauvais and Venice Treviso

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, 2016-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s largest airline, today announced two new low-fare routes from its Craiova base. The newest WIZZ services connect Craiova with Paris Beauvais and Venice Treviso, both commencing in March 2017 with two weekly flights. Seats on the new routes are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com from only RON 69 / EUR 14.99.*

The first WIZZ flight took off from Craiova to London Luton in 2013 and just after a year of successful operations, Wizz Air based one of its new Airbus A320 at Craiova Airport. Establishing base operations, WIZZ created 36 direct jobs and launched several new low-fare routes to such popular destinations as Rome, Milan and Bologna in Italy and Barcelona in Spain. In 2015, Wizz Air carried almost 150,000 passengers on its low-fare Craiova routes supporting over 100 local jobs**.

WIZZ’s first flight from Bucharest took off in 2007 and since then the airline has continuously grown its low-fare network in Romania – currently offering 121 routes to 18 countries from ten Romanian airports. WIZZ’s Romanian operations 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. Over 600 Wizz Air colleagues currently work in Romania, looking forward to welcoming passengers on board WIZZ’s Romanian flights, which this year will support more than 3,300** jobs in associated industries throughout the country.

Demonstrating WIZZ’s dedication to its Romanian customers the airline is continuously investing in its Romanian operations and will grow its fleet in the country to 20 aircraft by the end of 2016, including 4 of the ultra-efficient brand new 230-seat Airbus A321. Throughout 2016 WIZZ has already announced and will start 30 new routes connecting Romania with the rest of Europe, including WIZZ’s first internal route connecting Bucharest with Cluj-Napoca which starts a new era in domestic Romanian air travel. Over the past 12 months ending 31 August 2016 Wizz Air carried more than 5 million passengers to and from Romania.

With its newest Paris and Venice services, Wizz Air now offers 7 great routes to 4 countries from Craiova.




Starting date

Fares from*

Paris Beauvais

Wednesday, Sunday

26 March

RON 69 / EUR 14.99

Venice Treviso

Monday, Friday

27 March

RON 69 / EUR 14.99

Speaking at a press conference in Craiova today, Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air,said: “As the largest airline in Romania we are thrilled to be adding two new long-awaited routes to our Craiova network. Paris and Venice are both worldwide popular destinations with rich cultural heritage and we are sure Craiova customers will appreciate visiting these beautiful cities on our low fares, while enjoying our excellent onboard service. We stay committed to Craiova and keep on expanding our ever-growing network with more attractive services to best meet the needs of our Romanian customers. Our friendly local crew looks forward to welcoming you on board our new Airbus A320 aircraft!”


SOURCE: Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.