Wizz Air announces four new routes to European destinations from Edinburgh

Wizz Air, a low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, has said that it will begin operations at Edinburgh Airport with the launch of four routes to popular European city break destinations.

Starting November, Wizz Air will connect Edinburgh with the Polish cities of Warsaw and Gdansk, Budapest in Hungary, and Bucharest in Romania. These new services will see an increase in capacity of 250,000 seats on Wizz Air’s Scottish routes in 2020.

Effective from November 1, 2019, Wizzair’s new Edinburgh – Warsaw service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with fares from £16.99; Edinburgh – Gdansk route will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from November 2, 2019 with fares from £16.99; the Edinburgh – Budapest service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays starting November 2, 2019 with fares starting from £21.99; while the new Edinburgh – Bucharest will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays also starting November 2, 2019 with fares from £29.99. The fares are all one way including all taxes and non-optional charges and tickets are available for booking at wizzair.com.

Owain Jones, Managing Director, Wizz Air UK, said: ‘We’re delighted to announce even more opportunities for our Scottish customers to experience Wizz Air’s low-fares on new routes connecting Edinburgh with some of Central and Eastern Europe’s most dynamic cities, flying on-board one of Europe’s youngest, most efficient aircraft fleets. Offering unique cultural, architectural, gastronomic and nightlife experiences, our customers travelling to Budapest, Bucharest, Gdansk and Warsaw will also enjoy fantastic value-for-money – making pounds stretch further. The WIZZ team looks forward to welcoming customers old and new on-board our ultra-efficient fleet of Airbus aircraft very soon.’

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: ‘We are delighted to be welcoming Wizz Air to Edinburgh and adding four new routes to the destinations map at Scotland’s busiest airport. We know there is a large Polish diaspora within our neighbouring communities in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, but we also know people in Scotland have a thirst for travel so having Wizz onboard at Edinburgh is very exciting for us.

Offering choice to our passengers is what we aim to do as it is that choice which enriches our knowledge of other countries and cultures while also taking Scotland to the world. Tourism plays such a crucial part in Scotland’s economy and it’s important that we look to broaden our horizons in the most sustainable way possible and demonstrate the fantastic offering that our country has.’

Wizz Air now operates seven routes from Scotland to some of the most sought after destinations in Eastern Europe. This includes services between Aberdeen and Gdansk, and Glasgow to Budapest and Katowice, as well as the new Edinburgh routes. With the latest four routes Wizz Air now has 360 thousand seats on sale on its Scottish routes, the airline said in a release.

Wizz Air launches new low-fare services from Birmingham to Krakow

European low-cost carrier airline, Wizz Air, has said that it has expanded its low-fare UK network with the launch of a new service from Birmingham to Krakow.

Starting 17 September 2019, the new flights from Birmingham to Krakow will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with fares starting from £17.99. Following the introduction of a new Krakow base in September 2018, Wizz Air’s Birmingham service will be the third route to operate from the UK to one of Poland’s oldest cities.

Owain Jones, Managing Director, Wizz Air UK, said: ‘Our aim at Wizz Air is to create the opportunity for UK travellers to enjoy low airfares to exciting destinations, coupled with a great travel experience. I am sure that our customers will love exploring all that the unique Polish cities of Gdansk and Krakow have to offer.

‘Our base in Krakow has gone from strength to strength since opening in September, providing passengers with the chance to travel to one of Europe’s most fascinating cities, steeped in culture and history with a vibrant culinary scene. Our friendly cabin crew look forward to welcoming travellers onboard one of the youngest and most efficient aircraft fleets in Europe very soon.’

Tom Screen, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport, said: ‘Welcoming a new route to the airport is always exciting. Krakow in particular, is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination for its scenic architecture, as well as its history. To be able to serve this route, adding to the existing Wizz Air network at Birmingham is great.

‘Wizz Air now operate six routes from Birmingham Airport with destinations including Budapest, Bucharest, Wroclaw, Cluj and Warsaw.’

Tickets for the new routes can already be booked online at wizzair.com, or by using the Wizz Air app, available for Android and iOS users. With this new route, Wizz Air now offers 96 routes to 27 countries from nine UK airports.

Wizz Air announces new service to Timisoara, Romania from Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Wizz Air is offering a new twice-weekly service from Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) to Timisoara, Romania, available for travel from September 2, 2019.

This addition comes after Wizz Air announced new routes to Krakow, Poland, and Budapest, Hungary. The new service to Timisoara will deliver an additional 38,000 seats from the airport. With the additions, the airport will add an extra 300,000 new seats for the year ahead that should see passenger numbers grow to 1.5 million per annum.

Located on the northern bank of the Bega River with its Secessionist architecture, Timisoara is the third largest city in Romania and considered the cultural, economic and social centre of western Romania. Often referred to as the ‘Little Vienna,’ Timisoara has a rich arts scene, including year-round theatrical and musical performances and a lively nightlife.

Chris Harcombe, Aviation Development Director at DSA, said: ‘This is great news for Doncaster Sheffield Airport, and we’re delighted by the confidence airlines have shown in the easy, friendly, relaxed experience that we offer our customers across our growing catchment area of passengers covering the wider Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire regions. This is the fourth new route announcement from Wizz Air over the last 12-months, offering almost 40 flights per week to 13 destinations across Europe from DSA by September.

‘We’re proud to be Wizz Air’s largest operation in the UK outside of London and delighted to grow our choice of low-cost European destinations. Our first TUI long-haul flights to Sanford, Florida take off in May and tickets are already on sale for flights to Cancun, Mexico setting off in Spring 2020, taking our total destinations to 55, with new routes being added regularly’.

Tamara Vallois, Head of Communications at Wizz Air, said: ‘We are happy to expand our network in the United Kingdom with another exciting Eastern-European destination. Our newest route now connects Yorkshire with Timisoara, Romania, the historical Transylvanian city in the Western corner of the country. It is a perfect destination for a weekend break or even a longer trip, offering a relaxing atmosphere. We are confident that our British customers will enjoy visiting this splendid city. Our friendly crew looks forward to welcoming you on board a WIZZ flight!’

A convenient choice for passengers travelling from Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and beyond, Doncaster Sheffield Airport offers services to 55 destinations currently and with new routes being released regularly.

Wizz Air announces new direct service to Cluj Napoca from Birmingham Airport

Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air has announced the relaunch of a direct route to Romania’s Cluj-Napoca from Birmingham Airport.

The new service will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Tom Screen, Acting Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport, said: ‘Officially welcoming this new Wizz Air route to Cluj-Napoca from Birmingham Airport is fantastic news. We are constantly working with airlines to ensure that where there is demand for a route we can provide enough choice to be able to meet it – whether this involves the introduction of additional direct services or an increase in the frequency of services.

‘Cluj-Napoca is an exciting addition to our growing variety of direct services. Home to incredible architecture and gothic-style landmarks dating back to Saxon and Hungarian rule, vibrant nightlife and a wide range of forests and parks, Cluj-Napoca has something to offer everyone.

‘We are pleased this route has been reintroduced and look forward to making the route a success for Wizz Air.’

Tamara Vallois, Head of Communications at Wizz Air, said: ‘We are happy to celebrate the commencement of an exciting new route at Birmingham Airport. Our newest route from Birmingham connects the city with Romania’s second largest city, the lively Cluj-Napoca, which brings an outstanding opportunity for the travellers who seek adventure to explore real Romanian hospitality and the vibe of Transylvania.

‘Cluj-Napoca offers bubbling nightlife and historical sites, a perfect combination for a weekend trip to Central and Eastern Europe. We are sure that our UK customers will enjoy visiting this special city as well as Birmingham will get even more cosmopolitan with tourists visiting the region.

‘We would like to thank Birmingham Airport and look forward to welcoming many passengers on board our sixth route from Birmingham.’

Wizz Air announces new route from Birmingham Airport to Cluj

Wizz Air has announced the launch of a new route from Birmingham Airport to Cluj International Airport in Romania.

With the new service, UK holidaymakers and travellers can travel to Cluj- Napaco, the second most populous city in Romania and a popular destination for Music and Film festivals. The service also gives passengers a gateway to Transylvania, a popular tourist spot for its beauty and mystery.

Wizz Air’s new route will commence on December 16, 2018, with fares starting from £17.99. The seats are now on sale and can be booked online at wizzair.com.

Tom Screen, Acting Aviation Director, Birmingham Airport said: ‘We are delighted that Wizz Air has decided to increase its presence at Birmingham Airport by adding flights to Cluj this winter. With strong load factors across all their existing Birmingham network, we are sure that Wizz Air’s sixth route from the Midlands will continue their success’.

Wizz Air Chief Corporate Officer, Owain Jones, said: ‘Wizz Air continues to expand and invest in our UK operations, growing our network across the country. Cluj is an exciting new destination for our customers in the Midlands- the historic Transylvanian university city of culture and nightlife with a booming economy and easy access to the natural wonder of the Carpathian Mountains is an ideal choice for a city break with a difference. We’re proud that Wizz Air’s genuinely low fares give our UK customers the opportunity to explore many unique and interesting destinations and enjoy great service onboard one of Europe’s youngest and most efficient aircraft fleets.’

Wizz Air has also recently announced its expansion in Eilat Israel, launching two new low-fare routes Israel: Budapest – Eilat (Ovda) and Sofia – Eilat (Ovda). The new low-fare services will start operating during November 2018, along with five other winter routes from Eilat: London, Vienna, Bucharest, Riga and Warsaw, the airline said earlier this month.

Wizz Air introduces fours new winter routes from London Luton

Wizz Air, the Hungary-based airline group with a new base in the UK, has announced the launch of four new winter routes from its London Luton base.

The new services are to the Israeli seaside resort of Eilat, Ovda; Grenoble in France, Verona in Italy and Tromso in Norway, considered one of the best spots for viewing the Northern Lights.

The new flight service to Eilat (Ovda) will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays, commencing on October 28, with fares starting from £26.99; to Grenoble will operate on Tuesdays, Saturdays, commencing on December 15, 2018 with fares starting from £26.99; to Verona on Tuesdays and Saturdays commencing on December 15, 2018 with fares starting from £26.99; and service to Tromso on Mondays and Fridays commencing on December 14, 2018 with fares starting from £26.99. Seats on the new routes are now on sale and can be booked online at wizzair.com, with fares starting from £26.99. The fares are all one way including all taxes, non-optional charges and cabin bag.

Wizz Air Chief Corporate Officer, Owain Jones, said: ‘WIZZ continues to grow and invest in the UK. Our new winter destinations from London Luton to Eilat, Grenoble, Verona and Tromso takes our London Luton network to 51 destinations in 25 countries. The new routes will be welcomed by our UK customers looking for an exciting winter break, whether that’s winter sunshine, mountain sports or experiencing some of the finest sights that nature has to offer.

‘2018 has been a milestone year for WIZZ in the UK with the continued expansion of our London Luton operations and the launch of Wizz Air UK, the newest British airline, giving our UK customers even more opportunity to travel to some of Europe’s most exciting destinations at the lowest prices, enjoying the fantastic service on-board one of Europe’s youngest and most efficient aircraft fleets.’

For Wizz Air, the new winter routes mark the next phase of growth of its UK operations, following the launch of Wizz Air UK, which is now operating eight new Airbus aircraft from its London Luton base. The four new routes bring the total of new WIZZ destinations from London Luton launched this year to 12, including the services to Larnaca, Tirana, Tallinn, Bratislava, Lviv, Athens, Keflavik and Bari.

With the introduction of the new routes, Wizz Air now has 7.9 million seats already on sale for the next year, offering 51 destinations in 25 countries from London Luton, the airline said.

Wizz Air announces new routes to Cyprus and Ukraine from London Luton

Wizz Air, a low-cost airline operating in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced the launch of two routes to Larnaca in Cyprus and Lviv in Ukraine from London Luton.

Wizz Air launched its service from London Luton to Lviv city earlier this month, and is the only direct route from Luton to the UNCESCO-listed city. Flights will operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Flights to the coastal city of Larnaca will begin on May 21 and will operate daily. Fares for both routes start from £55.99 one way including all taxes, non-optional charges and cabin bag. The new routes expand Wizz Air’s London Luton network, with more than 7.4 million seats on sale to 47 destinations in 23 countries.

In addition to the new routes, Wizz Air has also announced the allocation of two new Airbus aircraft to its London Luton fleet. The newly allocated Airbus A320s will be the sixth and seventh of eight aircraft to be deployed at Wizz Air’s London Luton base by June 2018.

Sorina Ratz, Acting Head of Corporate Communications at Wizz Air said: ‘Wizz Air’s continuing expansion at London Luton brings even more opportunities for our customers to travel to a diverse range of destinations at truly low prices. I encourage passengers to visit the fascinating cities of Larnaca and Lviv, whilst travelling on one of Europe’s youngest aircraft fleets. The arrival of a further two brand new aircraft at London Luton underlines our continued commitment to our UK operations, fulfilling our mission to provide great value flights and a unique and unforgettable travel experience.’

Currently the second largest operator at London Luton, Wizz Air carried over 5.5 million passengers from Luton in the past 12 months, representing 11% growth year on year, the airline noted.

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.

Wizz Air announces three new routes from London Luton, opens first UK base at airport

Wizz Air, a budget airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has opened its first UK base at London Luton Airport and announced three new services to Tel Aviv, Prishtina and Kutaisi.

Wizz Air will now base one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at the airport, increasing operations to 42 routes from Luton. The aircraft will support the start of operations of three new routes from London Luton, which includes the only direct connection between Kutaisi and the UK.

Starting June 18, the new Wizz Air route from London Luton to Kutaisi, Georgia will operate on Thursdays and Sundays with fares starting from £23.99; to Tel Aviv, Israel on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays starting June 24, 2017, with fares starting from £97.99; and to Prishtina, Kosovo on Tuesday, Saturday, also starting June 24, 2017, with fares starting from £30.49. Fares are all one way including all taxes and non-optional charges. Seats on the new routes are on sale and can be booked at wizzair.com.

Besides the new routes, with the arrival of the new aircraft, the airline will also increase its frequencies on some of its most popular routes to Romania. Suceava will now operate five times per week, Constanta four times per week and Iasi flights will operate daily.

Owain Jones, Chief Corporate Officer at Wizz Air, said: ‘We are proud to celebrate the opening of the first WIZZ base in the United Kingdom at London Luton Airport. Wizz Air’s very first flight in 2004 was to London Luton and, since then, we have carried 30 million passengers on our low fare routes from the airport, stimulating the local tourism and aviation industries while strengthening business partnerships between the UK and CEE.

‘Our new base operations at London Luton Airport will create a number of local jobs with WIZZ and the new destinations added to the network mean even greater choice for WIZZ’s UK passengers with 42 popular routes to 18 countries operating from London Luton and ever more opportunities to discover Europe on WIZZ’s low fare routes. Our fantastic crew will ensure an excellent travel experience for each passenger traveling with WIZZ on board one of Europe’s youngest fleets.’ 

In 2016 Wizz Air carried more than five million passengers on its London Luton routes, making it the second largest operator at the airport. In 2017 Wizz Air will have almost 6.3 million seats on sale on its London Luton routes, representing 13 percent growth year on year, the airline said.