Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air will introduce a new flight between Timisoara and Tel Aviv starting October 30, this year. The flights will have a frequency of twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays.
“Supplementing direct flights from Timisoara shows that the regional business and tourism environment is more and more active and that the citizens’ standard of living in the region is increasing,” said Daniel Idolu, director of the “Traian Vuia” airport in Timisoara.
He added that the region of Banat, which includes Timisoara, has historical ties to Israel through the Jewish community. These ties can be developed because of these direct flights.
Timisoara will thus have 23 direct flights, and Tel Aviv will be the first route outside Europe, which is directly available from Timisoara.
Wizz Air is the biggest air carrier in Romania. It recorded an advance of 34% (or 300,000 people) in the number of passengers transported to and from Romanian airports in the first three months of this year compared to the same period last year, reaching 1.45 million.