LONDON – Ultra-low-cost giant Wizz Air (W6) has announced the launch of a new flight, connecting the Romanian city of Suceava, to Tel Aviv, Israel, starting in January of 2023.
The new route becomes one of several routes recently announced by the carrier, and comes just prior to Wizz Air’s launch of the Suceava base.
The new route
Starting in January 2023, Wizz Air will offer its customers, especially in the Romanian market, direct flights to Tel Aviv from Suceava, located in the north-east of the country.
The new route serves as the first one operated by Wizz Air to the Middle East from Suceava, adding up to the twelve existing routes in Europe. With the route starting on January 9, Wizz Air will operate the service with a twice-weekly frequency, running Mondays and Fridays.
In addition to it all, the new route will launch just under a month prior to the opening of Wizz Air’s new base at Suceava International Airport (SCV), also just before two aircraft are delivered to support the new routes already announced from the Suceava-base.
Wizz Air statement
With the new route announcement, Daria Sergeeva, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, stated: “We are excited to announce yet another route from our soon-to-be new base in Suceava. With the latest route expansion from the city, frequency increases and two aircraft allocated, Wizz Air is committed to supporting Romania’s regional airports and the local job market.”
“By the end of this year, we will host three recruitment events in Suceava alone. We are looking forward to welcoming more passengers on the newest route departing from Suceava to Tel Aviv!”
Multiple new routes
Apart from the newly announced route to the Middle East, Wizz Air’s new aircraft deliveries will help operations to multiple destinations within Europe, with the following destinations on the chart:
- Paris-Beauvais, France
- Brussels-Charleroi, Belgium
- Venice-Treviso, Italy
- Larnaca, Cyprus
- Eindhoven, Netherlands
However, these aren’t the only new routes Wizz Air have launched recently, as they just three weeks ago, launched a new route from London Gatwick Airport, to Lyon, France, starting on January 10.
With the seasonal flights running four-times weekly, Wizz Air customers can book their flights to the third largest city in France, offering fascinating cultures and landmarks, on point for the tourists.
The announcement of this new route followed shortly after the earlier launch of three new routes from Gatwick Airport to Marrakesh and Agadir in Morocco and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. Wizz Air now offers over 25 routes from London Gatwick, after opening its base in October of 2020.
Pre-pandemic numbers achieved
Just two weeks ago, data from RadarBox.com showed the Hungarian low-cost giant exceeding pre-pandemic movement statistics, handling 778 movements in the time frame of 29 October to 5 November alone; showing an increase of 3.05% compared to the same time the year prior.
2022 has been a year of rapid growth for Wizz Air, something the numbers of new route in the past weeks and months, clearly show.
“Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally”, surely do continue to amaze the industry with the new routes, offerings and high traffic numbers, something a great amount of airlines still struggle to achieve after the Covid-19 pandemic hit them and the global industry extremely hard.
The ultra-low-cost giant does really settle down in every market available, sometimes creating the strangest routes. However, being one of Europe’s biggest airlines, Wizz Air’s customer numbers would not surprise if they were high on this route as well.