Wizz Air prepares for a “great expansion” in eastern Romania, while Air Europe returns to the Nordics.
A week after announcing a big expansion at its base in the Moldovan wine destination of Chișinău, Wizz Air is now proclaiming a similar “great expansion” from just over the border in Iasi, eastern Romania.
Already the largest airline in Romania, Wizz is launching seven new routes in July to mark the second anniversary of its Iasi base and – as in Chișinău – the deployment of a second aircraft to the local fleet.
The 180-seat A320 will support the operations of the new services to Billund, Malmö, Brussels Charleroi, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Paris Beauvais and Thessaloniki, as well increased frequencies to Milan Bergamo and Tel Aviv.
In total, the new Wizz Air schedules from Iasi will have 20 additional weekly departing flights.
In total in Romania, the carrier is now offering 141 routes to 22 countries, including one domestic flight, Bucharest-Cluj. In 2018, 21 new routes have already been announced in Romania. Wizz Air is operating from ten airports in Romania.
New from Madrid
Meanwhile, Air Europe will start a summer route next year between Madrid and Copenhagen. The route will be operated with new long-range Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircraft, Check-in reports.
Spain’s third-largest airline opens the seasonal route from June 15, 2019, with three weekly frequencies, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Air Europa has previously flown this route on several occasions in summer, but not since 2016. The company tends to fill its seats with cruise passengers in cooperation with tour operators but also sells free seats via its website and reservation systems.
Also new will be Madrid to Stockholm during summer 2019, from June 17 to September 13, and also three flights a week with a B787-8.
Air Europe is currently replacing its fleet of 12 Airbus A330-200 and A330-300 aircraft with Boeing 787s. The company currently has eight 787s and an additional 16 on order.