Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air is launching a new route between Tel Aviv and the Romanian city of Timisoara. Starting October 30, flights will fly between Ben Gurion Airport and Timisoara twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays.
One way tickets to Timisoara, which is Romania's third largest city and close to the borders with Hungary and Serbia, begin at NIS 179.
Wizz Air will receive €250,000 from the Ministry of Tourism, which provides carrier with grants for launching routes to destinations that did not previously have a direct air link to Israel. Wizz Air already flies to three other Romanian cities - Bucharest, Cluj and Craiova.
With the introduction of this new routes, Wizz Air is offering flights to 18 destinations in nine countries from Ben Gurion Airport and Ovda near Eilat and says it will be the largest low-cost carrier operating from Israel. Starting June 24, Wizz Air begins operating four weekly flights on a new Tel Aviv-London (Luton) route.
Wizz Air began operating in Israel in 2012 when it inaugurated its Tel Aviv - Budapest route and over the past five years has carried 1.3 million passengers to and from Israel.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on June 7, 2017
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