Wizz Air announced that it would operate all of its flights serving Transylvania in Romania from Cluj-Napoca International Airport and would cease flying from Tirgu Mures Airport at the same time.
The effective move of the current Tirgu Mures flights to Cluj to and from Budapest, Rome and Barcelona as well as the new London Luton route will take place on 13 November 2007. The already announced Tirgu Mures-Dortmund service will be launched from Cluj on 28 February as planned.
Wizz Air started flying from Tirgu Mures in July 2006 and since then severe weather conditions combined with the airport’s inability to improve low visibility operations has been continuously jeopardizing the airline’s on-time performance causing delays and forced cancellations. On the contrary Cluj Airport has already got more advanced operational capabilities as well as adequate development plans in place to accommodate Wizz Air’s growth by ensuring a smooth operating environment. Talking at a press conference in Cluj, József Váradi CEO of Wizz Air said: “Operational excellence and integrity is one of the pillars of Wizz Air’s success and Cluj Airport will better serve us delivering this commitment to our customers wanting to fly from and to Transylvania. We remain committed to developing a substantial low cost air network for the Transylvanian region.” (traveldailynews)