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WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF A NEW ROUTE FROM BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT TO CLUJ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF A NEW ROUTE FROM BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT TO CLUJ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Wizz Air announces the launch of a new route from Birmingham Airport to Cluj International Airport in Romania. Birmingham Airport can now connect the second largest city and Romania thanks to Wizz Air’s new route which will commence on 16th December 2018 with fares starting from just £17.99*, seats are now on sale and can be booked online at wizzair.com.

Tom Screen, Acting Aviation Director, Birmingham Airport said:

“We are delighted that Wizz Air has decided to increase its presence at Birmingham Airport by adding flights to Cluj this winter. With strong load factors across all their existing Birmingham network, we are sure that Wizz Air’s sixth route from the Midlands will continue their success”.

Wizz Air Chief Corporate Officer, Owain Jones, said:

“Wizz Air continues to expand and invest in our UK operations, growing our network across the country. Cluj is an exciting new destination for our customers in the Midlands- the historic Transylvanian university city of culture and nightlife with a booming economy and easy access to the natural wonder of the Carpathian Mountains is an ideal choice for a city break with a difference. We’re proud that Wizz Air’s genuinely low fares give our UK customers the opportunity to explore many unique and interesting destinations and enjoy great service onboard one of Europe’s youngest and most efficient aircraft fleets.”

Connecting passengers to Cluj- Napaco the second most populous city in Romania it also gives passengers a gateway to Transylvania, a region whose beauty and mystery live up to its reputation. Cluj is also becoming a go to destination for Music and Film festivals along with Cluj being a go to destination for nature addicts and avid city explores with pretty sights, coffee and cocktails and a nature and urban development there is something for everyone.

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Turkish Airlines to do double daily to Istanbul from Summer 2019

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Turkish Airlines to do double daily to Istanbul from Summer 2019

Turkish Airlines has announced double daily services between Birmingham and Istanbul for Summer 2019. The launch of the second service will give passengers greater choice and flexibility with two daily flights.

The first service each day will leave Birmingham Airport at 10.40 arriving in to Istanbul at 16.35 local time, with the second flight departing at 17.00 from Birmingham Airport and arriving in to Istanbul at 22.55 local time.  The flights will be operated by a 737-800, ensuring that even more passengers will be able to take advantage of the non-stop connection to Istanbul from Birmingham.

Responding to the growing passenger traffic Turkish Airlines will launch the second daily flight on the popular route as of 31 March 2019, bringing the airline to a twice daily service.

Tom Screen, Acting Aviation Director, Birmingham Airport said: “It is great to see that Turkish Airlines will commence the double daily flights for Summer 2019. Responding to the increased demand for passengers flying to Istanbul from Birmingham Airport means the airline is listening and reacting to the needs of the customer, creating more flexibility for passengers travelling on the popular route.”

Mr Omer Faruk Alier, General Manager – Birmingham, Turkish Airlines, added: “We are pleased to announce that due to the popularity of the route we will be adding extra two flights per week, making a total of 14 flights each week from Birmingham to our hub in Istanbul and beyond from summer 2019. Turkish Airlines, a multi award winning carrier who flies to more countries than any other airline, will be offering customers better connections from Istanbul to over 300 destinations across the globe. What’s more, thanks to our ever-expanding network, with hundreds of flights departing Istanbul each day, we offer transfer times to suit all travellers.

“We look forward to welcoming even more people from across Birmingham and the surrounding regions onboard our planes and giving everyone a further opportunity to widen their world with Turkish Airlines through this increase.”

Tickets for flights are available to be booked at www.turkishairlines.com

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Buoyant start to the summer at London City Airport as record passenger growth continues for third consecutive month

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Buoyant start to the summer at London City Airport as record passenger growth continues for third consecutive month

Passenger numbers continue to reach new heights at London City Airport (LCY). July 2018 was the busiest ever month for the East London airport, exceeding all existing records since it opened in 1987. In total, 471,519 passengers departed or arrived between 1st and 31st July– up 15.7% year-on-year compared to July 2017.

It’s the third consecutive month that the airport has broken existing records, preceded by May (422,593 passengers) and June (441,519).

In addition, on Monday 16th July, 20,115 passengers used the airport – the airport’s busiest day ever, tipping over the 20,000 daily passenger mark for the first time.

Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport, said:
“It’s the height of summer and not just the busiest time of year for London City Airport, but the busiest we’ve ever been, as more leisure travellers turn to LCY.
“The record monthly passenger figures signal a firm return to growth and points to greater demand, which we are responding to, in order to ensure LCY continues to be loved by its customers. That’s why we are investing £480 million in brand new facilities and infrastructure, transforming our airport for Londoners and visitors.”

The busiest airline during July was British Airways, the airport’s largest airline customer, followed by Flybe, SWISS, CityJet, KLM and Alitalia. From early 2019, LOT Polish Airlines will also begin operating at London City, with flights to Warsaw and Budapest.

Popular leisure destinations in July included Ibiza, Florence, Lisbon and Malaga.

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