Transylvania link for town

Bela Lugosi as Dracula, anonymous photograph from 1931, Universal Studios
Bela Lugosi as Dracula, anonymous photograph from 1931, Universal Studios
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Doncaster has a link-up with Dracula country after the latest route at Robin Hood Airport was announced.

Flights will be taking in to Cluj in Romania - the main city of the traditional home of Dracula, Transylvania.

The budget airline Wizz Air has started the service this week.

An airport spokesman said: “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 wintersports 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 operate flights to Cluj, twice a week on Fridays and Mondays 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.”

Robin Hood Airport is Wizz Air’s second largest UK airport after London Luton and currently offers flights to twelve 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.”