Wizz Air announces expansion to Luton route network

Wizz Air, the Hungary-based European regional airline, has announced the launch of two new routes from London Luton to Gibraltar and Madeira, with flights commencing on December 11, 2020.

With warm year-round temperatures, Gibraltar and Madeira are sought after destinations for winter sun. Ahead of the festive season, Wizz Air UK, the group’s British airline, will offer flights twice a week from London Luton to Gibraltar and Madeira. Starting December 11, the London Luton – Gibraltar route will be operated on Mondays and Fridays, while London Luton – Madeira will be operated on Tuesday and Saturdays   commencing December 2020.

Tickets are already on sale on wizzair.com and on the airline’s mobile app with fares starting from £24.99. The one-way price includes taxes, administration and other non-optional charges. One carry-on bag (max: 40x30x20cm) is included. Trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage are subject to additional fees.

Owain Jones, Managing Director, Wizz Air UK: ‘Wizz Air UK continues to lead the way in getting the UK flying again, safely We are delighted to be announcing yet more new routes for our UK customers, who we know want to travel, especially with the winter months looming. That’s why we are wasting no time by introducing exciting holiday destinations to our UK network, with genuinely affordable fares. With over 70 routes from London Luton to choose from, passengers have even more opportunity to escape to their dream destination, whether it’s discovering the unique Mediterranean peninsula of Gibraltar or exploring the stunning volcanic island of Madeira. Wherever passengers are headed, they can be assured that they are travelling with an airline that has led the industry with enhanced health and safety measures, and that operates with the lowest CO2 emissions in Europe. We’re looking forward to welcoming passengers on board to experience our excellent service.’

Thomson and First Choice expands services to sun destinations from Bristol Airport for summer 2018

Thomson and First Choice have announced that they have increased their capacity for summer 2018 at Bristol Airport with the addition of new routes to Funchal, Madeira and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The holiday company is also offering new 10 and 11 night breaks to Bulgaria and Dubrovnik for holidaymakers flying from the south-west of England.

Holiday-makers travelling to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from Bristol will fly on Thomson’s new 787 Dreamliner plane and will be able to visit hotels such as the 5T TUI Sensatori Resort Azul Punta Cana. Those travelling on the new route to Funchal, Madeira will also now have access to some of Thomson and First Choice’s most popular hotels, including the 4T TUI Sensimar Savoy Gardens, an adults-only hotel offering scenic views of Funchal and the ocean.

Following increased demand, the holiday company has also introduced the new 10 and 11 night breaks from Bristol airport. With the move customers will now have improved holiday flexibility to purchase getaways to destinations such as Bulgaria and Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Karen Switzer, Director of Aviation Planning for TUI UK & Ireland, said: ‘Adding more capacity from Bristol with the introduction of new routes to Funchal, Madeira and new 10 and 11 night breaks to Bulgaria and Dubrovnik, Croatia demonstrates our commitment to the airport and the local area. Increasing access to our exciting collection of destinations and hotels is a key part of our overall strategy and will enhance the holiday experience for our customers.’

Peter Downes, Head of Aviation for Bristol Airport, said: ‘We’re really pleased to hear that Thomson and First Choice are increasing the number of flights, holidays and destinations available from Bristol Airport. The introduction of Punta Cana as a long haul destination is particularly exciting and I am sure it will attract plenty of local holiday makers who can’t wait to travel on the new 787 Dreamliner. Florida and Mexico destinations commencing from May 2017 are already proving popular and this new long haul route adds to the growing number of destinations available for passengers.’