Liverpool John Lennon Airport will soon welcome three new routes from low-cost carrier Wizz Air which has announced it will soon fly to the Romanian cities of Bucharest, Cluj and Iași.
The new services will commence at the end of October 2018. Bucharest will operate three times weekly, Cluj twice weekly and Iași twice weekly.
Wizz Air now operates seven destinations in Romania, Poland from Liverpool John Lennon and a total of 17 weekly flights and there will be more than 290,000 seats on sale in 2019 on flights to and from Liverpool.
The new services bring the total number of new UK routes for 2018 to 17; Luton to Larnaca, Tirana, Tallinn, Bratislava, Lviv, Athens, Keflavik, Eilat, Grenoble, Verona, Bari and Tromsø; Doncaster Sheffield to Debrecen; and Birmingham to Cluj-Napoca.
2018 has been a significant year of growth for Wizz Air’s UK operations, following the launch of Wizz Air UK in May and the allocation of eight Airbus aircraft to the UK fleet.
Liverpool John Lennon director of aviation development, Paul Winfield said: “There is a strong demand for flights between the North West and Romania, giving more passengers the opportunity to take advantage of our faster, easier, friendlier customer experience, where 93% of passengers currently pass through security in less than five minutes.”
Last year, the airport’s traffic grew by three per cent to 4.9 million and the North West UK gateway is working back up towards an annual high of 5.46 million passengers in 2007 before the financial crash.