Wizz Air has announced the launch of 18 new routes from its base at Gatwick Airport.
The announcement comes as all COVID-19 travel measures, including the Passenger Locator Form and tests for all arrivals, have been terminated and is well timed for the Easter holidays. Tickets are now available on wizzair.com and on the airline’s mobile app, with fares starting from £8.99.
The launch coincides with the reopening of Gatwick’s South Terminal. With a mix of year-round and seasonal routes to Bari, Bourgas, Faro, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Rome, Palma de Mallorca, Larnaca, Varna, Venice, Vienna, Catania, Podgorica, Tel Aviv, Chania, Mykonos and Funchal, the expansion will see Wizz Air operate a total of 25 routes from Gatwick Airport.
Marion Geoffroy, Managing Director of Wizz Air UK, said: ‘Today’s route launches signify the start of an exciting new chapter for Wizz Air UK at Gatwick Airport as we embark on the summer travel season. Through this significant expansion we are reaffirming our commitment to providing low-fare connectivity to our customers in London and the South of England – and we want them to know that WIZZ is here to stay.
‘The lifting of all Covid-19 travel restrictions is an extremely positive development for the travel industry and passengers alike, with customers once again being able to travel hassle-free to their favourite destinations. We look forward to welcoming customers old and new onboard our young, efficient and green aircraft to enjoy the excellent service WIZZ is known for, as they head off on their well-deserved trips abroad.’
Jonathan Pollard, Chief Commercial Officer, Gatwick Airport said: ‘We are delighted that Wizz is adding 18 new routes to its Gatwick offer, meaning passengers can now fly from Gatwick with Wizz to a total of 25 popular European destinations. Wizz’s expansion and commitment to Gatwick marks the start of an exciting time for the airport as well as the airline, coinciding with the reopening of Gatwick’s South Terminal.
‘Wizz’s growing range of destinations is excellent news for passengers across London and the South East, providing more choice and competition to in-demand destinations. Importantly, it’s also fantastic news for the local economy, with more than 200 jobs created as a direct result of the new services.’
Wizz Air passengers can now book tickets with the airline’s travel insurance package which includes Covid-19 cover and WIZZ Flex. With WIZZ Flex, passengers can cancel their flight up to three hours before departure without any fee and receive 100 percent of the fare reimbursed in airline credit.