Wizz Air has announced plans to launch flights from Glasgow to Bucharest and Budapest next month.

Both routes will be served twice-weekly, with Budapest (a route Wizz Air has previously flown) operating on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 14 November, and Bucharest operating on Mondays and Fridays from 17 November.

But Glasgow’s gain is Edinburgh’s loss, as existing Wizz Air flights from the Scottish capital to Budapest and Bucharest will cease on 11 and 13 November respectively.

It is also understood that the carrier’s seasonal route from Edinburgh to Gdansk will close on 26 October, leaving the airport with no Wizz Air services for now.

The Hungarian airline began flights from Edinburgh in 2019, initially operating four routes to Bucharest, Budapest, Gdansk and Warsaw.

Wizz Air to launch four routes from Edinburgh

The airport will continue to serve Bucharest, Budapest and Gdansk through Ryanair.

Commenting on the news Matt Hazelwood, chief commercial officer at AGS Airports, which owns Glasgow Airport, said:

“Wizz Air’s return to Glasgow is fantastic news, offering two sensational destinations in Central and Eastern Europe. From this winter, Scottish travellers can jet away to Budapest and Bucharest, both flown twice weekly.

“Whether it’s sipping local Furmint wine on a Danube city cruise through Budapest or exploring the world’s heaviest building in Bucharest, both destinations will offer our passengers the perfect city break this winter.”

wizzair.com, glasgowairport.com