WIZZ AIR MAKES BUCHAREST ITS LARGEST BASE ANNOUNCING MASSIVE EXPANSION
19 BASED AIRCRAFT IN ROMANIAN CAPITAL RECONFIRM MARKET LEADING POSITION
Wizz Air, Romania’s largest airline and Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable carrier globally1 today announced further significant expansion in Bucharest. In June 2024 Wizz Air will base two additional new state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft, launch a new route to Leipzig, Germany and increase frequencies on 21 of its existing routes in Bucharest. With this investment, the airline will have 19 aircraft stationed, and 800 people working at its Bucharest base, making it the single largest Wizz Air base, as well as further reinforcing its position as the market leader in the country with a 57% market share.
Since its first flight from Romania in 2006, Wizz Air has become the leading airline in the country and the first choice of air travel. Today’s announcement means that in 2024 Wizz Air will have 36 aircraft based in Romania at its 6 bases in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Iasi, Sibiu, and Timisoara, and a network comprising of 171 routes to 79 destinations in 24 countries. Over the past 17 years, the airline’s presence has contributed to the creation of 1,600 jobs with Wizz Air in Romania and a further over 60,000 jobs in hospitality and associated industries.
During a press conference in Bucharest József Váradi, Wizz Air’s Group CEO commented "Today Wizz Air is further strengthening its position of Romania’s leading airline. This investment in our Romanian operation will turn Bucharest into the single largest operational base of Wizz Air, underlining our dedication to the country by creating new jobs with the company and the sector, stimulating economy and providing affordable travel choices to evermore passengers. Today, we already have over 54% of the market growing to 57% next year, meaning that every second person traveling by air is choosing to fly with Wizz Air. This is an honour and a recognition but also a responsibility that we have as an airline to continue providing seamless passenger experience throughout all stages of the journey, we have significantly improved our operations with a 99.3% completion in Romania this summer and we stay committed to further improve this figure.”
As Wizz Air continues to expand its operations in Romania, it recruits more flight attendants. People interested in the job can apply to become a member of the airline’s successful team under this link. The airline is also actively hiring both type rated and non-type rated captains and experienced first officers via the airline’s Pilot Recruitment website. Pilots have an option to rapidly advance their career from cadet to first officers and then to the left seat. Several other flight crew related positions are also available for pilots wanting to excel in their roles. Besides the many company benefits, pilots can opt for a company-sponsored type rating while training allowance is paid to all new joiners during their training period.