Wizz Air made this announcement on social media:
Great news for London! We are pleased to announce that Wizz Air UK Limited has been granted an Air Operator’s Certificate and Operating Licence by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority. Our first flight under the newly licensed WIZZ UK is taking off today from London Luton to Bucharest. Wizz Air UK will have 8 brand new Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft in service by the end of 2018!
The airline continued:
Wizz Air UK Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings Plc, one of Europe’s fastest growing airline groups, is pleased to announce that it has been granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence (OL) by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority.
Wizz Air UK, headquartered at London Luton airport, began operations on May 3, 2018, with the first flight between London Luton and Bucharest.
Wizz Air UK will have 8 brand new Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft in service by the end of 2018.
With the addition of Wizz Air UK, the group will have almost 9 million seats on sale on its low fare routes to and from the UK in 2018, some 14% growth year on year.
Wizz Air is now the eight largest airline group operating in the UK, with flights to 74 destinations in 23 countries from 9 UK airports, including eight new routes for 2018 from London Luton to Larnaca, Tirana, Tallinn, Bratislava, Lviv, Athens, Keflavik and Bari.
Photo: Wizz Air UK.