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Wizz Air Announces Liverpool Portfolio Expansion
Hungarian-based airline Wizz Air has announced another service that is to be launched from Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport to the southern Romanian city of Craiova from the end of March 2017. This is the carrier’s second route announcement for Liverpool this Fall. Mark Povall, Liverpool Airport’s Director of Air Service Development, commented on the further expansion from Wizz Air: “We are delighted that Wizz Air will announce a new three times weekly connection to Craiova. This is the seventh route that Wizz Air will operate from Liverpool during Summer 2017 and we look forward to making this route a success.”
The service will operate three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays using their Airbus A320 aircraft from March 27th, 2017. This extra route will bring Wizz Air’s portfolio to 20 weekly flights from Liverpool in the summer 2017 season.
Wizz Air’s Head of Communications Tamara Vallois also commented on the carrier’s 7th destination to be launched from Liverpool: “We are delighted today to be announcing our seventh Wizz route from Liverpool to Craiova. This is the first low fare Wizz Air service from Liverpool to Romania and we hope that our U.K. customers will enjoy visiting Craiova and exploring the cultural and historical heritage of the Oltenia region. With this announcement Wizz Air now offers easy access and low fare connections to seven destinations in four countries from Liverpool and our professional crew looks forward to welcoming many happy passengers on board.”
Wizz Air’s success at Liverpool has been growing rapidly over the past two years. In the 2016 financial year, the carrier carried over 110,000 passengers from Liverpool, which is a staggering 60% increase compared to the financial year of 2014. Over the past few years, the carrier as a whole has been able to expand operations to 450 routes, connecting 126 destinations across 38 different countries throughout Central and Eastern Europe. The airline currently has a fleet of 72 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft and is expected to receive more aircraft over the next decade following orders from air shows such as Farnborough.
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