Wizz Air moves some of the flights from Fiumicino Airport to Rome Ciampino
In the midst of the economic crisis, several airports have started to increase airport taxes. Last year, in full summer season, Spain has increased airport taxes overnight.
The example was followed by The Italian Aeronautical Authority which increased the taxes at Rome Fiumicino airport. Immediately after the increase, several airlines stopped operating at this airport. One of the carriers is Wizz Air, which announces its intention to move more flights from Fiumicino to Ciampino. From 7 May, 4 from 8 routes operated to Rome will be moved to Ciampino.
Thus, flights to Gdansk from Poland and Cluj Napoca, Timisoara and Tirgu Mures from Romania will be operated on Rome Ciampino. Daniel de Carvalho, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said the low-cost operator offers customers very good fares, and this is also possible due to the low airport charges.
Daniel de Carvalho also stated that taxes on Fiumicino have increased greatly and are unjustified. Authorities do nothing to encourage tourism, to protect jobs. One airport loses, another wins. Despite these problems, Wizz Air will continue to operate flights from Fiumicino to Prague, Sofia, Vilnius and Warsaw.
From 7 May, those who will travel from Cluj Napoca, Timisoara and Tirgu Mures to Rome will land on Ciampino. So far the fares for air tickets remain unchanged.