Passengers count on Transylvania as a great new destination

Yorkshire passengers have taken off to Cluj in Romania, thanks to a new service with Wizz Air, which started this month (July).

Passengers can now enjoy a trip to the city in North West Romania, which is considered to be the unofficial capital of the historical province of Transylvania with links to the fictional character Count Dracula.

The grand city is full of baroque buildings, a majestic cathedral and a stately national opera house. It is also a vibrant university town and nightlife centre with plenty of cocktail bars and dancefloors.

It is also a fantastic ski destination from early December to late April. Romania has great tradition in winter sports and great places to enjoy them. Cluj opens up access to a number of top resorts and is on many must visit lists for 2016.

Wizz Air operates flights to Cluj twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays departing at 7.35am, making the route perfect for a long weekend or midweek break.

Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: "We have been delighted to welcome our first passengers to Cluj in the heart of Transylvania."

"We are delighted to see this further expansion with Wizz Air and we look forward to continuing to work with them closely to explore further opportunities from Doncaster."

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is Wizz Air's second largest UK airport after London Luton and currently offers flights to 12 destinations.

Owain Jones, Chief Corporate Officer at Wizz Air, said: "Earlier this year Wizz Air celebrated carrying 6 million passengers on our Cluj-Napoca routes. We are delighted that now, as well as the daily flights operating out of London Luton, we can offer our passengers travelling from Doncaster Sheffield the opportunity to fly direct to the one of Romania's most charming cities."

Known as the film capital of Romania and a candidate to become the European Capital of Culture for 2021, Cluj-Napoca is home to a variety of cultural events including the Transylvania International Film Festival, the Transylvania Jazz Festival and Untold, the largest annual electronic music festival held in Romania.

It is also a gateway to the national parks of the stunningly beautiful Carpathian mountains, where bears, lynxes and wolves can be seen as they should be - in the wild.

For further information about Doncaster Sheffield Airport and the destinations it serves visit www.flydsa.com

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