Wizz Air announces new route from Birmingham Airport to Cluj

Wizz Air has announced the launch of a new route from Birmingham Airport to Cluj International Airport in Romania.

With the new service, UK holidaymakers and travellers can travel to Cluj- Napaco, the second most populous city in Romania and a popular destination for Music and Film festivals. The service also gives passengers a gateway to Transylvania, a popular tourist spot for its beauty and mystery.

Wizz Air’s new route will commence on December 16, 2018, with fares starting from £17.99. The seats are now on sale and can be booked online at wizzair.com.

Tom Screen, Acting Aviation Director, Birmingham Airport said: ‘We are delighted that Wizz Air has decided to increase its presence at Birmingham Airport by adding flights to Cluj this winter. With strong load factors across all their existing Birmingham network, we are sure that Wizz Air’s sixth route from the Midlands will continue their success’.

Wizz Air Chief Corporate Officer, Owain Jones, said: ‘Wizz Air continues to expand and invest in our UK operations, growing our network across the country. Cluj is an exciting new destination for our customers in the Midlands- the historic Transylvanian university city of culture and nightlife with a booming economy and easy access to the natural wonder of the Carpathian Mountains is an ideal choice for a city break with a difference. We’re proud that Wizz Air’s genuinely low fares give our UK customers the opportunity to explore many unique and interesting destinations and enjoy great service onboard one of Europe’s youngest and most efficient aircraft fleets.’

Wizz Air has also recently announced its expansion in Eilat Israel, launching two new low-fare routes Israel: Budapest – Eilat (Ovda) and Sofia – Eilat (Ovda). The new low-fare services will start operating during November 2018, along with five other winter routes from Eilat: London, Vienna, Bucharest, Riga and Warsaw, the airline said earlier this month.

Romania’s Blue Air launches new Cluj-Birmingham service

Blue Air, one of Romania’s leading carriers, has announced a new thrice-weekly flight service from Birmingham to Cluj, the second largest city in Romania.

Starting December 16, 2016, the Romanian airline will fly to the city of Cluj on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Served by a 189 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the flight will depart Cluj at 09:30 hours, arriving at Birmingham at 10:45 hours and departing Birmingham by 11:30 hours, and arriving Cluj at 16:45 hours. Seats are available for booking at www.blueairweb.com with prices start from £19.99 one-way including taxes and charges.

Tom Screen, Head of Aviation Development at Birmingham Airport, said: ‘Blue Air has had a very successful few months at Birmingham Airport flying thousands of passengers to and from the Romanian capital city of Bucharest.

‘We are delighted that they are already introducing this second route to Cluj. The city is a cultural and historic centre home to universities, vibrant nightlife and landmarks dating to Saxon and Hungarian rule. We look forward to seeing the carrier continue to go from strength to strength here at Birmingham Airport.’

Tudor Constantinescu, Chief Commercial Officer at Blue Air, added: ‘We are extremely pleased to announce our second route to Birmingham starting in December this year, as we expand the network from our newest base at Cluj-Napoca.

‘The growth of tourism and trade between the UK and Romania, and especially Cluj-Napoca which recently has rapidly been emerging, means we have no doubt that this new route will be another success. Cluj is a charming city, the second most populous in Romania, situated in the heart of Transylvania and the central point for seven nearby cities.

‘We look forward to continuing working closely with Birmingham Airport to ensure the longevity of this new service.’

This is the second route after the airline’s inaugural Bucharest launch in March this year. This route has been a success as frequency will be increased from two to three flights per week from the start of winter, Birmingham Airport said in a release.