Wizz Air closes its base in Bacău
Wizz Air, Europe's fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally, today announces network adjustment and market optimization plans for its operations in Romania to reflect the economic context in change, which did not allow the operation of the base in a viable way.
On January 10, 2023, the airline will close its base in Bacău and benefit from the development opportunity by relocating its capacity to other routes with higher demand.
Wizz Air will continue to operate a number of routes from Bacău, including routes to London Luton and Milan Malpensa. Affected employees from the Bacău base will be offered opportunities in other areas of the Wizz Air network.
Wizz Air's first flight took off from Bacau on October 29, 2020, and since then, the airline has steadily expanded its operations, carrying almost half a million passengers on its low-fare routes to and from Bacau.
Wizz Air remains committed to the long-term development of the Romanian market, creating hundreds of additional jobs both within the airline and in associated industries, stimulating the growth of the tourism and hospitality sectors in Romania. The airline will continue to fly from seven bases in Romania, operating more than 60.000 flights per month to 22 countries.
Affected customers who booked tickets directly through wizzair.com or the airline's mobile app will be notified by email and can opt to book another ticket free of charge, for a refund of 120% of the original fare paid in credit for future bookings or a 100% refund of the ticket price.