Wizz Air launches service between Cluj-Napoca and Gatwick

The low-cost carrier now connects Romania’s second city with five UK destinations

Romania’s largest carrier and one of the fastest growing low-cost airlines in Europe, Wizz Air, has announced new service between London Gatwick and Cluj-Napoca.

Cluj-Napoca will be the second route to Romania from Gatwick, joining the popular Bucharest service — Shutterstock Wizz Air launches service between Cluj-Napoca and Gatwick
Cluj-Napoca will be the second route to Romania from Gatwick, joining the popular Bucharest service — Shutterstock

The route between Romania’s second city and London’s second airport will kick off on 31 March and operate daily.

Cluj-Napoca will be the second route to Romania from Gatwick, joining the popular Bucharest service, connecting south London with some of the most vibrant cities in the central and eastern European region.

“In 2018, Wizz Air and Avram Iancu International Airport had a fruitful cooperation resulting in the addition of our seven aircraft and five new routes from Cluj-Napoca,” said head of communications at Wizz, Tamara Vallois.

“Our newest route offers low-cost travel to the second biggest airport of the capital, London Gatwick, providing great value at truly low fares.”

With the new route, Wizz now offers five destinations from Cluj-Napoca to the UK the other four being Birmingham, Doncaster-Sheffield, Liverpool and London Luton.

Wizz to become Luton’s largest airline in summer 2019

The news follows the latest announcement from Wizz Air UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings based in the United Kingdom. The operator plans to expand at its London Luton base, as Wizz celebrates 40 million passengers carried on the airport’s service.

Wizz is about to become the largest airline at London Luton Airport with 42 per cent market share in summer 2019 — difenbahia / Shutterstock Wizz Air launches service between Cluj-Napoca and Gatwick
Wizz is about to become the largest airline at London Luton Airport with 42 per cent market share in summer 2019 — difenbahia / Shutterstock

The carrier will also allocate two new A321ceo aircraft and six new routes to Luton.

With the boosted capacity, Wizz is about to become the largest airline at London Luton Airport with 42 per cent market share in summer 2019.

The new services will include connections to Finland’s second city Turku, the Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Portuguese city of Porto and Italy’s Catania.

It will also provide routes to Unesco world heritage city of Bergen in Norway, as well as to the country’s capital, Oslo.