On Sunday, an airbus belonging to Wizz Air took off from Dortmund in the direction of Sibiu for the first time. From now on, Central and Eastern Europe's largest airline will offer flights between the Ruhr area and the Transylvanian city twice a week (Wed., Sun.). For the airline, which has an office in Switzerland, this represents the fourth new destination from Dortmundthis year. From March, it will also offer flights between Warsaw and Dortmund four times a week. Wizz Air will then fly to 18 destinations from Dortmund.
Sibiu is also sometimes referred to by its German name Hermannstadt. In 2007, this city in the heart of Romania joined Luxembourg as the European Cultural Capital. Sibiu is one of the country's most prosperous centres. Many German companies are investing here. Companies such as Continental, Siemens and Thyssen Krupp are located close to the airport.
Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and its fleet of 54 Airbus A320 planes flies to 104 destinations in 36 countries. Wizz Air is Dortmund's biggest airline, with nearly 1 million passengers. Just under 80 % of its German flights take off from here.