Wizz Air is one of the fastest growing, and most dynamic airlines in Europe – their route network spans the entire continent, and further, with flights to Dubai, Tel Aviv and more. Although Wizz Air does operate flights from Romania to London Gatwick, their primary London gateway is Luton – currently offering 41 destinations from the airport, with a base of both Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, of which I flew earlier this year to Warsaw.
Over the past twelve months, Wizz Air has carried more than 5.5 million passengers on its Luton routes alone, an increase of 11% compared to 2016, making them the second largest carrier at Luton airport.
This coming summer, however, Wizz will expand its footprint even further in the UK market. In 2018, Wizz will offer 6.9 million seats to 46 destinations in 20 countries, fulfilling its mantra, ‘now everyone can fly’ by providing new and exciting travel opportunities to the UK and European markets. Specifically, Wizz Air will base an additional four aircraft in London Luton, enabling them to add five new routes. These will include:
- London-Larnaca, on a daily basis, from 30th May 2018
- London-Tirana, three times per week, from 31st May 2018
- London-Bratislava, on a daily basis, from 20th June 2018
- London-Tallinn, four times per week, from 17th September 2018
- London-Lviv, three times per week, from 18th September 2018
In addition, the new based aircraft means Wizz will be increasing frequency on many of its most popular routes, such as Tel Aviv, Pristina & Suceava.
Owain Jones, Chief Corporate Officer at Wizz Air said this about the expansion:
“Today we once again bring more exciting news to the UK customers, again underlining Wizz Air’s commitment to the country. Our investment brings benefits to the local community by creating 150 new direct jobs, as well as stimulating more jobs market in aviation and related industries. Wizz Air’s network from Luton will expand with five new routes, to Larnaca in Cyprus, Tallinn in Estonia, Lviv in Ukraine, Bratislava in Slovakia and Tirana in Albania, creating more choice for our passengers and even more opportunities to discover Europe on WIZZ’s low-fare routes. Our friendly and dedicated team looks forward to welcoming our passengers onboard to enjoy WIZZ’s lowest fares and excellent onboard service”.
Its clear to see Wizz Air has a great commitment to the UK market, and is investing in London Luton Airport, creating 150 extra jobs as a direct result of their investment – in addition to the all important exciting new experiences and travel opportunities opened up as a result of this expansion.