Wizz Air announces new routes connecting Dubrovnik with London Luton Airport

Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, has announced the launch of new routes connecting Dubrovnik and London Luton Airport.

Flights from Dubrovnik to London Luton Airport will be on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays from July 4 to October 28 2022. Passengers can book tickets on wizzair.com or via WIZZ mobile app, at a starting price of EUR26.99.

Alongside the launch, Wizz Air, has also announced the launch of a new route connecting Dubrovnik and Wroclaw.

Zsuzsa Trubek, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: ‘We are delighted to have added new routes to and from Croatia to Wizz Air’s network. We are extremely pleased to announce new lines connecting Dubrovnik with Wroclaw, Poland and London Luton Airport. With these two new routes, we are now flying all together five routes to and from Dubrovnik and so we believe that our passengers can plan their long-awaited holidays or weekend get-aways with us. Our enhanced protective measures will ensure the best possible sanitary conditions for travellers while operating with the lowest environmental footprint. We look forward to welcome passengers back on board with great service and a smile.’

With Wizz, passengers can travel with the airline’s travel insurance package which includes Covid-19 cover and WIZZ Flex. Wizz Air travel Insurance now includes medical expenses and cancellation cover following covid-19 infection, subject to certain conditions.

WIZZ Flex passengers can cancel their flight up to three hours before departure without any fee and get 100 percent of the original fare reimbursed in airline credit, as well as change dates and even routes an unlimited number of times.

Wizz Air announces launch of 18 new routes ahead of summer season at Gatwick Airport

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.

UK airports and Wizz Air urge reinstatement of airport slot rules amid concern over rising airfares

According to an online YouGov survey commissioned by Gatwick Airport and Wizz Air, more than half (56%) of people surveyed who are planning to fly in the next 12 months are concerned about airfares increasing in the current climate.

More than a quarter (28%) of these people surveyed also said they are concerned about a reduction in the number of destinations they can choose to fly to, and 24% are worried about a reduction in the number of airlines they can fly with.

The survey comes as the UK Government is currently consulting on the slot rules for Summer 2022. Airport slot rules are claimed to aid customers by ensuring competitiveness in the aviation market.

The UK’s slot regulations were understandably suspended during the pandemic; however, Gatwick and Wizz Air are calling for them to be urgently reinstated for Summer 2022 now that passenger numbers are expected to rise significantly following the removal of many travel restrictions. Both Gatwick and Wizz Air recognise the continuing pandemic risks and that borders will be restricted as they have been in response to the Omicrom variant.

Earlier this month, a coalition of UK airports and Wizz Air called for the urgent reinstatement of the previous 80/20 slot regulations – where airlines must use their assigned slots 80 percent of the time, or risk losing them – for the vital summer 2022 season in a letter to the Secretary of State for Transport.

Jonathan Pollard, Chief Commercial Officer, Gatwick Airport, said: ‘It’s interesting that passengers support our view that the existing airport slot rules need to change. Consumers seem to recognise that the slot rules help maximise competition by keeping airfares low while increasing their choice of destinations and airline.

‘Restoring the slot rules would be a clear signal that the UK Government is getting fully behind the recovery of the UK aviation sector. A decision on the summer 2022 slot rules before Christmas would allow the industry to start planning resources for a smooth ramp up of operations as the industry looks to recover from the most difficult period in its history.’

Marion Geoffroy, Managing Director of Wizz Air UK said: ‘Passengers are clearly concerned that air fares will increase if airport slot allocation rules remain the same. The Government has an opportunity to do right by passengers now and reinstate the 80:20 ‘use it or lose it’ rules in time for the summer 2022 season, which will be so crucial to the UK aviation industry’s recovery.’

Wizz Air launches new flights from Liverpool to Rome

Wizz Air, the Central and Eastern Europe-focused low-cost carrier, has launched a new service to its growing network from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) with flights to the Italian capital of Rome starting this summer.

The new service operates three times weekly, starting July 1, 2021 departing on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The service sees the return of flights to the Italian capital for the first time in over two years.

Paul Winfield, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s Director of Aviation Development commented, ‘The region’s travellers have been largely grounded for most of the past 14 months, but we believe that the demand for international travel remains strong, which is why we have continued to work closely with our airline partners to offer passengers from across the region a great choice of destinations to choose from over the coming weeks and months, once international travel restrictions are lifted next week.

‘We are delighted to see Wizz Air continue to develop their business from Liverpool, creating more opportunities for passengers from across the North West and North Wales to travel to a growing number of European destinations direct from Liverpool.’

This is the third new route from Liverpool to be announced recently, and adds to Wizz Air’s growing network by becoming its 13th route from Liverpool airport. More information and tickets are available at Wizz Air’s Liverpool network, at www.wizzair.com.

Wizz Air to commence new service from Cardiff to Jersey

Wizz Air UK, the UK-registered and based airline of European airline group, has said that it is set to launch its first ever domestic service from Cardiff Airport, its newest base, with flights to Jersey.

Starting July 9, 2021, the new flights will operate twice weekly on Monday and Friday, with fares starting from £17.99. One carry-on bag in included, while the trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage is subject to additional fees. The price applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app. Tickets are available now on wizzair.com or the airline’s app.

With a sunny climate, Jersey and the surrounding Channel Islands is an ideal getaway for UK holidaymakers. The largest of the archipelago, Jersey has beautiful sandy beaches and aquamarine waters. Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the island with its cliffside walking trails, while the underground hospital complex built during WW2 is an attraction for history enthusiasts.

Owain Jones, Managing Director of Wizz Air UK, said: ‘The Wizz Air UK team is working hard to ensure that summer 2021 is not cancelled, by continuing to provide low-fare flights to the destinations that our UK customers love to travel to. After an extremely challenging year we know that our customers are looking to get away for some sunshine and relaxation. Jersey has it all: uncrowded beaches, natural beauty and rich history. We are looking forward to offering Welsh customers the opportunity to explore Jersey and the surrounding Channel Islands. The Wizz Air UK crew will be welcoming passengers on board our young and green aircraft to provide the excellent onboard service we are known for.’

Spencer Birns, CEO at Cardiff Airport, said: ‘We’re delighted that Wizz Air has re-instated an in-demand service to Jersey, starting in July. The route will allow our customers to travel easily to reconnect with friends and family, and take a well-earned break to enjoy Jersey’s great beaches and warm weather. We’d like to thank Wizz Air for their continued support, and we look forward to the base opening this summer.’

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.’

Wizz Air commences new flight service from Bacau to London Luton

Wizz Air, the European low-cost airline, has said that it has commenced its first flight between London Luton and Bacau, on October 19.

The new Bacau – London Luton route will be operated on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday until 15 November 2020, and daily from 15 November 2020, with fares starting from £12.99. The price is one-way, including administration fee including one carry-on bag (max: 40x30x20cm). Trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage is subject to additional fees. The price applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app.

Paulina Gosk, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: ‘We are happy to start the route from Bacau to London Luton. This new service truly marks the democratization of flying in Bacau, as passengers will be able to access affordable fares and safe and comfortable travel. We have dedicated ourselves to keeping the highest standards of our sanitizing protocols for passengers and crew on board so travelling with Wizz Air remains a swift and pleasant experience. Our friendly and highly skilled crew looks forward to welcoming each WIZZ passenger on board of our young and modern aircraft.’

As of October 29, Wizz Air will open its seventh base in Romania to operate 13 routes in total to Italy, Great Britain, Belgium, Denmark, Germany and Cyprus. Tickets for all new routes can be booked on wizzair.com or on the airline’s app.

Wizz Air announces two new Romanian routes

Wizz Air, a European low-cost airline based in Hungary, has announced two new routes from Iasi and Craiova to Birmingham in Great Britain, starting from October 23 and 24, 2020.

The flights from Iasi, Romania to Birmingham will commence on October 23 and be operated twice a week, on Wednesday and Sunday, while flights from Craiova to Birmingham will start on October 24 and will be available on Tuesday and Saturday. This is the second route from Craiova to Great Britain and the eight in the WIZZ network from Craiova, while from Iasi the new service is the third connection to Great Britain, taking the entire network of routes from Iasi to 20.

Paulina Gosk, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: ‘We are delighted to add two new routes from Iasi and Craiova to Birmingham, while keeping ourselves to the highest standards of our sanitizing protocols. Thanks to implemented health and safety measures for passengers and crew on board, travelling with Wizz Air remains worry-free experience matched with low and attractive fares. Our dedicated crew looks forward to welcoming each WIZZ passenger with a smile on board of our young fleet.’

Tickets are available on wizzair.com or the WIZZ mobile app, with fares starting from EUR19.99, one-way, including administration fee and one carry-on bag. Trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage will be subject to additional fees.

Passengers who choose Birmingham as an accessible destination in the Wizz Air network can add WIZZ Flex to their booking. This allows passengers to rebook any Wizz Air flight of their choice, in case of any change of plan to travel on a different date, or to a different destination.

Wizz Air announces new base at Gatwick as part of UK expansion

Hungarian low-fares airline Wizz Air has announced a new base at Gatwick Airport, which will be the third base for Wizz Air UK, the group’s UK-registered and based airline, alongside London Luton and the recently announced Doncaster Sheffield.

The airline will allocate one Airbus A321 aircraft to the South London hub and launch four new routes to leisure destinations in Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta from October 22 2020. With the new base at Gatwick, Wizz Air will offer passengers more travel opportunities, with 450,000 seats per annum on sale on its new routes.

The new routes include London Gatwick – Lanzarote, operating on Monday, Wednesday, Friday starting October 23, 2020 for fares starting from £26.99; London Gatwick – Athens, operating on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday starting October 22, 2020 for fares starting from £26.99; London Gatwick – Malta, operating on Monday, Wednesday, Friday starting October 23, 2020 for fares starting from £21.99; and London Gatwick – Naples, operating on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday starting October 22, 2020 for fares starting from £21.99 2020 for fares starting from £26.99. Tickets are now available on wizzair.com or the WIZZ mobile app, with fares starting from £21.99 one-way, including taxes, administration and other non-optional charges.

This announcement follows the recent expansion at Doncaster Sheffield, its first regional base, where the airline will allocate one Airbus A321 aircraft and launch seven new routes to destinations including Alicante, Malaga, Larnaca, Faro, Lublin, Kosice and Suceava in October 2020.

Owain Jones, Managing Director of Wizz Air UK said: ‘Already the fourth largest airline group operating in the UK, today’s announcement of our new Gatwick base and four new routes reinforces Wizz Air UK’s position as a British airline that is growing, creating new jobs, bringing much-needed connectivity to the UK and so helping the economy get back in the air. Following on from last week’s announcement of a new Wizz Air UK base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, we stand ready to continue to support the UK’s recovery with further growth at key airports, if slot-blocking by other airlines is stopped allowing WIZZ to deliver on our promise of providing affordable travel for all.’

Stewart Wingate, CEO at Gatwick Airport, said: ‘This is encouraging news for Gatwick, particularly at a time when the industry has been so negatively impacted by COVID-19. Having a new aircraft based at Gatwick underpins the resilience of our business for the long-term and ensures we continue to offer our passengers great choice. This is a welcome indication of the positive conversations we are having with airlines – both existing and new – about securing Gatwick’s future.’

Wizz Air announces major expansion at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Wizz Air has announced the establishment of a new base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, which will be the second base for Wizz Air UK alongside London Luton.

The Hungarian low-cost airline said that it will allocate one Airbus A320 aircraft to the Yorkshire airport, and will launch seven new routes to add to its existing Doncaster Sheffield network of 10 routes. With the allocation of this aircraft, Wizz Air now has 11 aircraft permanently based in the UK, and the addition of these new routes from Doncaster Sheffield means Wizz Air has almost 1.8 million seats on sale on its 107 routes from the UK for the remainder of 2020.

With the creation of a new base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Wizz Air will launch new connections to destinations including the Spanish cities of Alicante and Malaga, Larnaca in Cyprus, Faro in Portugal, Lublin in Poland, Kosice in Slovakia and Suceava in Romania. Tickets are available now on wizzair.com or the WIZZ mobile app, with fares starting from £17.99 one-way price.

Owain Jones, Managing Director of Wizz Air UK said: ‘The creation of our second base in the UK is a major milestone for Wizz Air UK, and testament to both our long term commitment to serving the UK market and the strength of the Wizz Air business model, as we continue to expand our footprint during this challenging time for the industry. We’re delighted to be introducing new low-fare connections to Doncaster Sheffield, to provide customers with opportunities to explore new cultures and cities, or return to their favourite holiday spots. The WIZZ team looks forward to welcoming customers old and new on-board our young and green fleet of Airbus aircraft very soon.’

Robert Hough, Chairman of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: ‘We are delighted to bring more ultra-low fares to DSA, to these popular destinations loved by our customers and served by an airline who pride themselves on providing affordable travel, with an excellent reputation. With strong performance there is now a real possibility for the base to grow from one aircraft initially to a multi aircraft base further broadening the range of routes available.’

With the creation of a new Wizz Air UK base at Doncaster Sheffield, Wizz Air will increase the annual capacity of Doncaster Sheffield Airport by 150,000 seats. The creation of this new base follows on from Wizz Air’s recent announcements of new bases in Bacau, Dortmund, Lviv, Larnaca, Milan-Malpensa, Tirana, Saint Petersburg and the launch of over 200 new routes across the network since April 2020.