Airlines Wizz Air expands Bucharest hub with new routes

Low-Cost carrier Wizz Air has released plans, to expand its Bucharest hub with the introduction of new routes.

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Wizz Air, one of the largest low-cost carriers in Europe, has announced the expansion of its Bucharest hub. Eight new routes will be introduced, including flights from Bucharest to Cagliari (Sardegna/Italy), Copenhagen, Bergen (Norway), Hamburg, Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden, Memmingen (Germany), Santorini and Mykonos (Greece).

George Michalopoulos, Chief Commercial Officer at Wizz Air, said: “We are delighted to announce the further expansion of our network in Romania with eight new routes [...]. As we gradually reopen our route network we consider just as important to add new and exciting travel opportunities for our passengers while keeping them safe and comfortable. We have introduced additional health and safety measures for passengers and crew on board, so that travelling with Wizz Air remains worry-free experience matched with low and attractive fares.”

The hub in Bucharest has been essential for Wizz Air. Since 2007, the carrier has been carrying more than 22 million passengers on routes to or from Bucharest. In 2020, over 3 million seats will be offered by the airline after the implementation of the new routes.

All eight routes will be launching in the time period between 8 August 2020 and 13 August 2020. The routes to Hamburg, Copenhagen and Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The route to Memmingen on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while the remaining routes will all see two weekly services on Thursdays and Sundays.

On the routes, Wizz Air will also execute its newly announced hygiene concept, which sees both cabin crew and passengers to wear face masks throughout the flight. Furthermore, Wizz Air is regularly cleaning the aircraft with disinfectant.

Moreover, sanitising wipes are handed to each passenger when entering the aircraft. Onboard magazines have been removed and onboard purchases are encouraged to be made by contactless payment. Physical distancing measures are also required on board.

Over the past weeks, Wizz Air has been slowly beginning to resume flights from its network. This latest introduction of new routes underlines the confidence the carrier has in its hygiene concept.

Wizz Air was founded in September 2003 and has its main headquarters in Budapest, Hungary. The airline has subsidiary carriers in Wizz Air UK, Ukraine and Bulgaria. Together, the fleet consists of 74 Airbus A320s, including two A320neos and 49 Airbus A321s, including eight A321neos.

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