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Cluj-Napoca benefits from Wizz Air base; Blue Air fighting back in S21

Located in the north-west part of Romania, Cluj-Napoca is the fourth biggest city in Romania and lies around 500 kilometres from three European capitals; Belgrade (Serbia), Bucharest (Romania) and Budapest (Hungary). The airport serving the city lies just nine kilometres east of the city centre.

Since joining the EU on 1 January 2007, traffic at Romania’s airports has boomed. In 2006, Cluj-Napoca handled just under 250,000 passengers. In 2019, just 13 years later this figure had grown twelvefold to almost three million, making it Romania’s second busiest airport after Bucharest OTP (with 14.7 million).

The rapid rise in traffic can be attributed primarily to Wizz Air which accounted for two-thirds of scheduled seat capacity at the airport in 2019, almost eight times more than any other carrier. Wizz Air made Cluj-Napoca a base in October 2007 with its first flights to Barcelona, Budapest, London and Rome.

By S19, Wizz Air was operating to 36 destinations from Cluj- Napoca. More new routes are planned for this summer including three destinations in Germany and two in Greece. Blue Air is also expanding at the airport and recently launched flights to Barcelona and London LHR with at least 10 more destinations set to launch (or in several cases resume) later this summer.

Flag carriers are currently represented by TAROM (serving Bucharest and Iasi), Lufthansa (with flights from both Frankfurt and Munich) and Turkish Airlines (with 4-weekly flights to Istanbul IST).

Cluj Airport Traffic

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