Hungary’s Wizz Air, which has quickly become Europe’s ninth largest airline by passenger traffic, has announced a new route from Doncaster Sheffield Airport this week to Romania’s third largest city, Timisoara. This announcement comes just weeks after the airline stated its intention to start flights from Doncaster Sheffield to Krakow, Poland and Budapest, Hungary.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport in South Yorkshire is currently Wizz Air’s largest operation in the U.K. outside of London and has forecasted a 25 percent increase in passenger numbers over the previous year thanks to the airline’s addition of over 300,000 seats for 2019. The new twice-weekly flight to Timisoara, Romania is the fourth new route that has been announced in the past twelve months by Wizz Air. Tickets are already on sale, with the route starting on September 2 this year.
The Aviation Development Director at Doncaster Sheffield, Chris Harcombe, said: “This is great news for Doncaster Sheffield Airport, and we’re delighted by the confidence airlines have shown in the easy, friendly, relaxed experience that we offer our customers across our growing catchment area of passengers covering the wider Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire regions.”
“This is the fourth new route announcement from Wizz Air over the last 12-months, offering almost 40 flights per week to 13 destinations across Europe from DSA by September.” Harcombe continued.
The range of destinations reached by the airport currently stands at 55, with plans to receive its first long-haul flight from TUI Airways to Orlando, Florida’s Sanford Airport in May of this year.
Tamara Vallois, Wizz Air’s Head of Communications, said: “We are happy to expand our network in the United Kingdom with another exciting Eastern-European destination. Our newest route now connects Yorkshire with Timisoara, Romania, the historical Transylvanian city in the Western corner of the country. It is a perfect destination for a weekend break or even a longer trip, offering a relaxing atmosphere. We are confident that our British customers will enjoy visiting this splendid city.”
Doncaster Sheffield is currently ranked as the U.K.’s best small airport by consumer group Which?, and was listed as the U.K.’s favorite regional airport by Saga members in 2018.