Wizz Air, the fastest growing company in Europe, announced the expansion of its Bucharest base by allocating a new Airbus A321 aircraft and launching two new routes to Memmingen in Germany and Castellon, Spain.
The aircraft will become operational from March next year, with the investment amounting to $ 120 million. Along with this, 42 new direct jobs will be created with the airline at the local level. The Wizz Air fleet will increase to 11 aircraft, providing a total capacity of 4.3 million jobs.
The new aircraft will allow frequencies to increase on six of Wizz Air’s existing routes in Bucharest, namely Dortmund, London, Doncaster-Sheffield, Bologna, Treviso and Eindhoven.
In the first ten months of 2018, more than 7 million passengers traveled aboard the company’s aircraft to and from Romania, up 13% year-on-year.
“We are delighted to celebrate another moment of reference in Bucharest. To reconfirm our commitment to Romania, we allocate another Airbus A321 to our base in Bucharest, which amounts to a $ 120 million investment and creates 42 additional jobs within Wizz Air. The newest routes connect Bucharest with Memmingen, Germany, a hidden jewel from Bavaria and Castellón, Spain, a new destination in the WIZZ network. Our Romanian passengers can travel to these popular European destinations, enjoying a convenient flight schedule and prices starting at 69 lei. We welcome all passengers who want to discover these new destinations but also other excellent European destinations while enjoying the WIZZ reduced rates and excellent onboard experience”, said Johan Eidhagen, Chief Marketing Officer al Wizz Air.
By 2023, 75% of Wizz Air seats will be on board an Airbus A321. A new stage will begin in 2019 when the company will be delivered the first Airbus A320neo aircraft, an aircraft whose state-of-the-art technology will deliver a 10% reduction in unit costs over the current Airbus A321ceo. The aircraft will be propelled by the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM, the most environmentally friendly and quietest engine in its class, which will provide a fuel advantage of at least 16% compared to the A321ceo.