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Timişoara and Cluj passengers drive Wizz Air traffic up 33%

Timişoara and Cluj passengers drive Wizz Air traffic up 33%

Autor: Mirabela Tiron

09.09.2010, 00:07 6

Hungary's Wizz Air airline in the first eight months of the yearcarried 1.4 million passengers, up 33% against the same period oflast year, amid the introduction of new flights and a higher flightcapacity on the domestic market, according to the company'srepresentatives.

"Wizz Air is on track to meet its target related to the numberof passengers, namely going beyond the 2 million mark," statedAbran Gyorgy, the company's commercial manager, which operates fromthree hubs in Romania (Bucharest, Timişoara and Cluj-Napoca).
The highest passenger traffic increase was registered by the hub inCluj-Napoca (59%) in the January-August period, according to thecompany's officials. The airline also reported a 35% increase inthe number of passengers from the Timişoara hub, while the hub inBucharest-Băneasa generated an advance of only 19%.
The Hungarian company got from 17,000 passengers in 2006, the yearit entered the Romanian market, to around 1.7 million lastyear.
Wizz Air did not disclose the level of its Romanian turnover, amarket where it has 70 employees, considering it does not havedomestic offices for ticket sales.