Wizz Air announces new routes and fleet expansion at London Luton

Wizz Air, a low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced the launch of two new routes and the introduction of two new Airbus aircraft at its London Luton base.

Effective May 25, 2018, Wizz Air will commence its first flights from London Luton to two new destinations, Bratislava and Bari. The airline will operate daily flights to the Slovakian capital Bratislava, while flights to the Italian port city of Bari will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays until April 18, and thereafter increase to four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Fares for both routes start from £26.99 including all taxes, non-optional charges and cabin bag. Tickets are available to book at wizzair.com.

As part of its continued investments into its UK operations, the Hungarian airline will add a new Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft to its London Luton fleet. Wizz Air now has three aircraft based at London Luton, with a further five by June 2018.

As part of the #WIZZaroundEurope campaign and to celebrate the arrival of the two new aircrafts, one lucky passenger on the first flight operated by each new London Luton aircraft will win £1,000 of Wizz Air vouchers, hidden under a randomly selected seat.

Owain Jones, Chief Corporate Officer at Wizz Air, said: ‘This is an exciting time for Wizz Air and its customers as we continue to expand our network across Europe. Our UK customers now have the opportunity to explore the fascinating cities and surrounding regions of Bratislava and Bari at Wizz Air’s lowest fares and travelling on one Europe’s youngest aircraft fleets.

‘The arrival of two brand new aircraft at London Luton reflects our commitment to our UK operations as we continue on our mission to deliver the lowest fares to some of the most exciting destinations Europe has to offer. I know that the lucky customers who win the £1,000 Wizz Air vouchers on the first flights of the new aircraft will love exploring some of the hidden gems destinations that Wizz Air’s network has to offer.’

Wizz Air announces new routes from London Luton

Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air has announced further expansion of its operations at London Luton Airport with the addition of three new routes to the Greek capital Athens, the Icelandic town of Keflavik, and the Italian port city of Bari, starting in spring 2018.

The airline will operate a daily service to Athens, Greece starting April 29, 2018; to Keflavik, Iceland from April 29, 2018 until September 16 on, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays until September 16, 2018. Starting September 17, 2018, the service will be operated daily. Wizz Air will also operate a flight service to Bari, Italy on Wednesdays, Sundays from March 25, 2018 until April 18, 2017. Starting April 19, 2018, the Bari service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

In addition, the airline is also increasing its frequency on the route to Larnaca in Cyprus to 10 flights per week, starting September 17. Seats on the new routes are available on sale and can be booked at wizzair.com for fares from £26.99/EUR29.99.

Wizz Air chief executive officer, Jozsef Varadi, said: ‘2017 has been a milestone year for WIZZ at London Luton and we continue to invest in our operations there. The new routes announced today expand our network from London Luton to 45 routes to 22 countries, giving our customers the opportunity to travel to a wide variety of destinations at the lowest prices. Those lowest prices mean we continue to stimulate inbound and outbound traffic and allocate capacity to cover unserved routes, further diversifying our network and consolidating our position at London Luton. We look forward to welcoming ever more passengers onboard one of Europe’s youngest fleets in 2018. 

With the new additions, Wizz Air’s total number of new London Luton routes announced this year will increase to 11, including the services to Larnaca, Tirana, Tallinn, Bratislava and Lviv.

The new routes are part of Wizz’s expansion plans following the establishment of Wizz Air UK and the increase of its fleet at London Luton in 2018, from one to seven aircraft, including two Airbus A321. Following the investment in 2018, Wizz Air will offer more than 7.4 million seats on sale on 45 routes to 22 countries from London Luton airport, the airline said.