Wizz Air, the largest low-cost air carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, has opened its seventh Romanian air base, in Sibiu. The company also introduced four new destinations, Nuremberg, Milano Bergamo, Madrid and Munich Memmingen.

Wizz Air has opened its seventh air base in Romania, following those in Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Targu Mures and Iasi. The investment totaled EUR 98 million. The company will fly from Sibiu an Airbus A320 aircraft.

Wizz Air started operating the flights bound for Nuremberg on August 19 (three flights per week), Milano Bergamo and Madrid on August 20, and Munich Memmingen on August 21 (two flights per week). On August 19 Wizz Air started operating flights to London Luton, the second route on the Suceava Airport, the air carrier’s ninth airport in Romania.

In Romania Wizz Air flies from 9 airports and operates 144 routes in 16 countries. The company was founded in September 2003 and operated the first flight on 19 May 2004. In the fiscal year that ended on 31 March 2015, Wizz Air carried over 16.5 million passengers.

Georgeta Gheorghe