Wizz Air shared surprising details of some new routes
Wizz Air is to operate two new flights from the international airport of Brasov/Brassó in Transylvania. Among the anticipated destinations is Budapest. However, there is a twist.
Wizz Air goes to Brasov, but not how we expected
According to maszol.ro, the Hungarian low-cost airline announced its first flights from the newly-built Brasov International Airport located in Ghimbav (Vidombák). However, the budget airline said they would be in Dortmund and London instead of Budapest. The first planes will take off on 2 August to London-Luton and on 2 September to Dortmund, Germany. The former will commute on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while the latter route will be used on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
The director of the airport, Alexandru Anghel, said that they made a long and thorough analysis and they hope those would only be the first destinations of Wizz Air from the Ghimbav (Vidombák) Airport. London is practically a compulsory destination for all airlines in Romania: more than 100,000 citizens live, work, and study in the UK capital. Dortmund is the eighth biggest German city and a crucial cultural, educational, and economic centre. Brasov itself has more than 20,000 Hungarians citizens and Szeklerland is also very close with more than 750,000 Hungarians. Thus, the new flights concern a lot of local Hungarians.
But what about the Budapest flight(s)? We wrote in March that, based on a reliable source of mytex.ro, Wizz Air will establish a route between Brasov and Budapest from 15 June, when the regular air traffic will start there. It seems those sources proved wrong in that regard. Anyway, Budflyer, a Hungarian travel news Facebook page, argues that Wizz Air will soon launch a Budapest flight from Brasov. We promise to follow the relevant infos.
Wizz Air promises compensation for its passengers stuck in Berlin
According to 168.hu, Wizz Air apologised and promised compensation for its passengers who would have come home from Berlin but remained stuck in the German capital due to the bad weather. First, they were told their flight would take off in the evening. However, hours later, they cancelled it. That is because there was a snowstorm in Iasi, where it should have taken off to fly to Berlin. Wizz Air sent an emergency flight which arrived on 5 April but could not take off because the airport closed. As a result, it carried all passengers to Budapest on 6 April.