Wizz Air has revealed the launch of a new route between Gatwick Airport and Cluj-Napoca.
The new route will operate daily from March 31st, and is the only direct service from Gatwick to the Transylvanian city.
This is the second new Wizz Air route from Gatwick to be announced in the past month, following the launch of flights to the Hungarian capital Budapest.
Cluj-Napoca will be the second route to Romania from Gatwick, joining the popular Bucharest service, connecting south London with some of the most vibrant cities in the central and eastern European region.
Owain Jones, managing director of Wizz Air UK, said: “I am delighted that Wizz Air will now operate the first route from Gatwick Airport to the picturesque Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca.
“Those looking for a city break with a difference will be enchanted by its café culture, great food and historical architecture, steeped in Transylvanian folklore.”
The news follows an announcement from Wizz Air UK, a UK-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings, that it plans to expand at its London Luton base.
The carrier will allocate two new A321ceo aircraft and six new routes to the airport, as Wizz Air celebrates carrying 40 million passengers on its low-cost Luton services.
With the additional capacity, Wizz Air is set to become the largest airline at London Luton Airport in summer 2019 with 42 per cent market share.
The six new routes will connect Luton with the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bergen in Norway and the Norwegian capital Oslo, Finland’s second city Turku, the Greek port city of Thessaloniki, the vibrant Portuguese city of Porto and the ancient city of Catania in Italy.
These new services bring the total number of routes from London Luton announced in 2018 to 21, meaning that Wizz Air now offers 60 low-fare routes to 28 countries from its London Luton base.
The two additional aircraft means that Wizz Air will offer increased frequencies on popular routes from London Luton to the Cypriot port city of Larnaca, the Moldovan capital Chisinau, the Albanian capital Tirana, the Greek capital Athens and the Romanian cities of Suceava and Constanţa.