New flights to Bucharest, Cluj and Iași means Wizz Air now offers a total of 17 weekly flights from Liverpool, with more than 290,000 seats on sale in 2019. Tony McDonough reports
Low-cost airline Wizz Air is adding three new routes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) to he Romanian cities of Bucharest, Cluj and Iași.
It means the carrier now offers seven routes out of LJLA to destinations in Romania, Poland and Hungary. Fares on the new routes start from £23.
Including the new services Wizz Air now offers a total of 17 weekly flights from Liverpool, with more than 290,000 seats on sale in 2019 on flights to and from Liverpool. This represents nearly 17% growth compared to 2018.
They also bring the total number of new UK routes offered by the airliner for 2018 to 17; Luton to Larnaca, Tirana, Tallinn, Bratislava, Lviv, Athens, Keflavik, Eilat, Grenoble, Verona, Bari and Tromsø; Doncaster Sheffield to Debrecen; and Birmingham to Cluj-Napoca.
2018 has been a significant year of growth for Wizz Air’s UK operations, following the launch of Wizz Air UK in May and the allocation of eight Airbus aircraft to the UK fleet.
The carrier’s chief corporate officer, Owain Jones, said: “Wizz Air’s investment in the UK continues as we bring new flights to Liverpool, increasing our network of destinations for our customers in the North West to include some of Romania’s most historic and lively destinations.
“The new routes offer the perfect choice for a city break with a difference and access to Romania’s beautiful countryside.”
Paul Winfield, director of aviation development for LJLA, added, “Wizz Air is well established in the North West having operated services from Liverpool for almost 14 years and we are delighted to see this latest phase of their development.
“There is a strong demand for flights between the North West and Romania, giving more passengers the opportunity to take advantage of our faster, easier, friendlier customer experience.”