Budget airline Wizz Air this week announced a planned increase in service from Timisoara with additional flights on existing routes and four new international destinations to Nürnberg, Karlsruhe/Baden Baden, Billund and Doncaster Sheffield.
All the new flights will have a two-weekly schedule and will begin at the start of September 2019.
The flight to Nurnberg will be operated starting September 1, 2019, every Wednesday and Sunday, the Karlsruhe-Baden Baden service will start on 2 September and will be operated every Monday and Friday.
Finally, service from Timisoara to both Doncaster-Sheffield and Billund (Denmark) will start on September 3 and will be operated on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Increase in service for existing routes
The increase in service comes as Wizz Air it’s locating another Airbus A320 at the Timisoara Airport base starting September 2019. While a new aircraft usually means new destinations, besides the four added routes Wizz Air will also increase service on existing flights.
London Luton flights see an increase from 7 to 12 weekly flights
The biggest increase will see the Timisoara – London Luton flight, that will be operated 12 times a week (now 7-times).
Other flights that will see increases will be the Memmingen service (from 3 to 5 weekly service) and Bari, Dortmund and Bruxelles Charleroi – with an increase from two to three weekly flights.
However, service from Timisoara to Tel Aviv and Bologna will see a reduction in frequency from 3 to 2 weekly flights.
With the new flights, the total number of destinations served by Wizz Air from Timisoara will increase to 16 international destinations, while the number of weekly flights from the Romanian city will increase from 42 to 58 weekly flights.
The Hungarian-based budget carrier had in 2019 730.000 passengers on its routes to and from Timisoara. In 2018, WIZZ carried more than 8.3 million passengers on its low fare routes to and from Romania, which represents a 14% growth year on year, roughly 24% of all passengers traveling on Wizz Air.
Amongst other airlines that are increasing flights to Timisoara is also Eurowings, the German company will open a three-weekly service to Stuttgart starting June 1.