Wizz Air marks 9 years of its Cluj-Napoca base


BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s largest airline, celebrates today 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.

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 9April 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!” 

* One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year


SOURCE: Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.