The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air has been successfully competing with other Romanian airlines and will soon acquire more than half of the country’s air travel market. Its market share is 40 percent now, but by the end of this year, that figure will exceed 53 percent. But it is imaginable that the rate will be even higher. The Hungarian airline seems to become Romania’s “national” service provider.
According to turizmus.com, the Hungarian Wizz Air will operate on the routes of the former Blue Air, the communications manager of the Hungarian low-cost airline said at an online press conference. Valeria Bragarenco said Romania is a crucial market for Wizz Air. 33 planes of the 180 are in the country. By 2030, that number will reach 500, meaning a considerable increase in the number of aircraft stationed in Romania.
Apart from cheap tickets and quality service, Wizz Air would like to become a protagonist in local life. That is why they will organize the Wizz Air Marathon in Bucharest and Transylvania’s capital, Kolozsvár (Cluj Napoca).
Furthermore, the company will launch new flights from Bucharest and Cluj Napoca to Türkiye (Antalya). Moreover, they will fly from the newly-built Brasov (Brassó) International Airport to London-Luton and Dortmund. Expanding the number of flights and destinations from Brassó is among the company’s short-term plans, but they did not want to share further details due to the ongoing talks.
In 2022, Wizz Air had 8.5 million passengers in Romania, and 50 percent of their flights arrived or departed in time. 80 percent of the delays were below 15 minutes, Ms Bragarenco added.
She said that their crew does not lack workforce in Romania, but they plan new recruitment waves. In March, the number of pilots working for Wizz Air in Romania stood at 300. 900 flight attendants were working for the company in Romania in March. Blue Air terminated service last year. Its shares are now in the ownership of the state.
Too bad it has very low quality services, delays, cancelations. Well, i guess they cannot do better.
One of the worst companies I flew, delays, cancellation, bad customer service. Overall awful experience
Shocking customer service, and ILLEGAL PRACTICES. I was left ABONDONED at Malpensa airport Italy. If the flight is cancelled good luck, cause your on your own with this mob. As about as useful as a mask during Covid.