Suceava International Airport “Stefan cel Mare” became Wizz Air’s newest base on the 15th of December, launching new routes to new cities. This decision came after Wizz Air decided to increase flights in Romania. The Hungarian operator has added new routes to and from the Romanian town and will also increase the frequency of other flights.
New Routes Added
Since Wizz Air has established a new base in the Romanian city, more flights will be available for travellers. The airline has allocated two aircraft for these flights, two Airbus A321 neo planes to serve at the new base. This move made by Wizz Air will create 100 jobs and over 600 indirect workplaces.
Starting from the 15th of December, the budget airline will commence flights to Paris Beauvais Airport on Thursdays and Saturdays. A new route to Bruxelles-Charleroi will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Venice-Treviso is also a unique destination which will see flights on Mondays and Fridays. Flights to Larnaca and Eindhoven will be available from the 17th of December, taking place on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The last route to be added is Suceava – Tel Aviv, which will begin operating on the 9th of January, 2023. The flights are already on sale, starting from 24,99EUR.
Besides all these new flights, Wizz Air is also increasing the frequency of flights on other routes. Flights to Dortmund and the Italian cities of Bologna, Milan (Bergamo) and Rome (Fiumicino) will see an increase of up to three flights per week.
Having only previously serviced destinations like London Luton and Memmingen, this significant increase in routes and frequency has brought Wizz Air’s total from Suceava to 12 routes in 8 countries.
Wizz Air is directly competing with Romanian flag carrier TAROM and low-cost company Ryanair. However, Wizz Air holds the highest percentage of overall flights at Suceava International Airport. The administrative board of the airport is expecting a sharp increase in passengers thanks to the airline’s latest move.
Around 800.000 passengers are expected to use the airport, especially after an increase of 70% since 2021. It is also likely to become an essential hub for Ukraine, as around 18-20% of travellers are of Ukrainian nationality.
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