Wizz Air announces new base in Bacău with two UK routes

posted on 16th June 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Wizz Air announces new base in Bacău with two UK routes

Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and greenest airline, today announces its 31st base in Bacău, which is its 7th base in Romania, and 12 new routes. These include two UK routes from Bacău to London Luton and Liverpool John Lennon, which will launch on 29 October 2020.

WIZZ flights fromBacău to London Luton will operate daily and flights to Liverpool John Lennon will operate twice weekly. Fares start from just £21.99 and tickets are available now on wizzair.com or on the airline’s app. Perfect for a quick weekend city break, Bacău is an off the beaten track gem. As one of the oldest Romanian cities, travellers can enjoy the city’s rich history by day, and its cheap beer by night!

These two new routes follow recent growth in Wizz Air’s UK network, with new holiday routes launching this summer from London Luton to Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Lanzarote, Corfu, Heraklion, Rhodes, Zakynthos, Faro and Marrakesh. Flights to Faro, the gateway to the beautiful Algarve region and Wizz Air’s third route from the UK to Portugal, start today and will operate four times weekly with fares from £25.99. Wizz Air encourages passengers looking to book a trip away to add WIZZ Flex to their booking. This way, passengers can rest assured that if circumstances change, or they simply wish to travel on a different date, or to a different destination, they can rebook on any WIZZ flight of their choice – providing that extra layer of protection for bookings and added peace of mind during these uncertain times.

The new base in Bacău is Wizz Air’s second in the historical Moldavia region in Romania, besides Iași. The base establishment will create over 70 new direct jobs in the local area with the airline and even more jobs in associated industries***. In addition to the two routes to London Luton and Liverpool John Lennon, two Airbus A320 aircraft will support the operations of 10 further routes to: Turin, Venice Treviso, Bologna, Rome Fiumicino, Milan Bergamo, Catania (Italy), Larnaca (Cyprus), Memmingen/Munich West (Germany), Billund (Denmark), Brussels Charleroi (Belgium). Wizz Air’s extensive network of 37 routes to the Moldavia region in Romania- including 18 routes to Iasi and 7 routes to Suceava – will support local tourism, bring more capital to the region as well as connect Bacău with new and exciting destinations. Wizz Air will start recruiting young and ambitious candidates for its new base. Cabin crew recruitment days are displayed here.

Today’s announcement comes as the new era of sanitized travel begins at Wizz Air. The airline recently announced a range of enhanced hygiene measures, to ensure the health and safety of its customers and crew. As part of these new protocols, throughout the flight, both cabin crew and passengers are required to wear facemasks, with cabin crew also required to wear gloves. Wizz Air’s aircraft are regularly put through an industry-leading fogging process with an antiviral solution and, following WIZZ’s stringent daily cleaning schedule, all of the airline’s aircraft are further disinfected overnight with the same antiviral solution. Sanitising wipes are handed to each passenger upon entering the aircraft, onboard magazines have been removed from the aircraft, and any onboard purchases are encouraged to be made by contactless payment. Passengers are requested to follow physical distancing measures introduced by the local health authorities and are encouraged to make all purchases prior to the flight online (e.g. checked in luggage, WIZZ Priority, fast security track), to minimize any possible physical contact at the airport. Click here to view Wizz Air’s new health and safety video, for more information.

Speaking at the press conference in Bacău today, József VáradiCEO of Wizz Air Group said: “Today’s announcement underlines our commitment to Romania. We are already the largest operator in the country and we stay true to our mission of liberalizing air travel not only in the capitals, but in regional airports as well. Opening the newest Wizz Air base and allocating two state-of-the-art modern aircraft emphasizes the importance of the Romanian market for our operations. By adding twelve new exciting routes today and keeping ourselves to the highest standards of our sanitizing protocols, we are confident that Wizz Air’s ultra-low fares and great route network will make travel affordable to ever more passengers in Romania.”

Mrs. Oana Daniela Chelaru, Executive President of Bacău George Enescu International Airport commented:Several modernization projects have been implemented at George Enescu International Airport since 2015. The investments included the construction of a new passenger terminal, air traffic control tower, parking lots and other constructions necessary for a modern airport infrastructure. Also, another very important project, in progress, aims to increase the load-bearing capacity and modernize the runway and the related movement surfaces. There are investments through which the airport administration wants to improve the passenger processing conditions, attract new air operators and, obviously, new flights and destinations to / from Bacău.”

DestinationDaysStartsFares from**
Bacău – London LutonDaily29 Oct 2020GBP 25.99
Bacău – LiverpoolThursday, Sunday29 Oct 2020GBP 21.99
Bacău – Rome FiumicinoMonday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday29 Oct 2020RON 119 / EUR 24.99
Bacău – Treviso (Venice)Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday29 Oct 2020RON 89 / EUR 19.99
Bacău – BolognaTuesday, Thursday, Saturday29 Oct 2020RON 89 / EUR 19.99
Bacău – Charleroi (Brussels)Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday29 Oct 2020RON 89 / EUR 19.99
Bacău – TurinMonday, Wednesday, Friday30 Oct 2020RON 89 / EUR 19.99
Bacău – CataniaMonday, Friday30 Oct 2020RON 119 / EUR 24.99
Bacău – Milan BergamoMonday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday30 Oct 2020RON 119 / EUR 24.99
Bacău – LarnacaMonday, Friday30 Oct 2020RON 89 / EUR 19.99
Bacău – MemmingenTuesday, Saturday31 Oct 2020RON 119 / EUR 24.99
Bacău – BillundWednesday, Sunday1 Nov 2020RON 89 / EUR 19.99