Wizz Air expands at Gatwick Airport with 18 new routes

Countering British Airways announcement, Wizz Air has made this announcement:

  • 18 exciting holiday routes to launch from Gatwick Airport, with ultra-low fares
  • Four additional super-efficient Airbus A321neo aircraft to be based at the airport
  • Expansion coincides with exciting reopening of the Gatwick South Terminal

Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable airline**, today celebrates the launch of 18 new routes from its base at Gatwick Airport.

Today’s launch coincides with the reopening of Gatwick’s South Terminal, signifying a positive step in the recovery of the travel industry as passengers can once again benefit from a wide choice of destinations. With a mixture 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, today’s expansion will see Wizz Air operate a total of 25 routes from Gatwick Airport.  Whether it’s hopping between the coffee houses of Vienna, soaking up the sun in Mykonos, or enjoying the best pizza Naples has to offer, the new routes present exciting travel opportunities for every type of traveller. To celebrate the launch of new routes, Wizz Air is offering 20% off selected flights to and from Gatwick, booked today and departing before May 31, 2022***.

Since the opening of its base at Gatwick Airport in October 2020, Wizz Air UK has offered an array of routes to both popular and off the beaten track destinations for its customers based in London and the South of England. Today’s launch will provide a further boost to the local economy by creating 210 direct jobs and many more indirect jobs in the area. Wizz Air’s successful bid for 15 daily slots pairs at Gatwick Airport in December last year means that the airline will be basing four additional Airbus A321neo aircraft at Gatwick, taking the airline’s total number of Gatwick based aircraft to five. These additional aircraft reflect the demand Wizz Air anticipates as travel rebounds, as well as its long-term commitment to both the airport and region.

Wizz Air is currently recruiting for cabin and flight crew at Gatwick Airport, and is hosting a series of open recruitment days at Gatwick in April. The airline welcomes applications from experienced cabin crew, as well as those with no previous experience at all, and offers all employees a competitive salary, industry-leading training, a salary during the initial training period, free uniform, an unlimited number of employee tickets, free tickets and fantastic discounts for friends and family and a monthly roster schedule. For more information about recruitment dates, please visit:  careers.wizzair.com/content/EventsCabinCrew/.


Route Starts Fares from*
Catania, Italy 11 April 2022 £12.99
Chania, Crete

(Summer only)

7 April 2022 £12.99
Bari, Italy 28 March 2022 £8.99
Bourgas 11 April 2022 £35.99
Faro, Portugal 27 March 2022 £12.99
Funchal, Madeira 28 March 2022 £17.99
Larnaca, Cyprus 12 April 2022 £17.99
Milan, Italy 27 March 2022 £8.99
Mykonos, Greece

(Summer only)

2 June 2022 £12.99
Naples, Italy 27 March 2022 £8.99
Palermo 29 March 2022 £8.99
Palma, Mallorca 27 March 2022 £12.99
Podgorica, Montenegro 9 April 2022 £12.99
Rome, Italy 27 March 2022 £12.99
Tel Aviv, Israel 27 March 2022 £26.99
Varna 13 June 2022 £26.99
Venice 27 March 2022 £8.99
Vienna, Austria 27 March 2022 £8.99


* One-way price, including taxes, administration and other non-optional charges. One carry-on bag (max: 40x30x20cm) is included. 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.

** Based on the Sustainalytics Rating.

*** The promotion applies on 28 March 2022 from 00.00 till 23.59 CET (“Promotional period”). The 20% discount applies to the fare, excluding the administration fee. The indicated number of seats (1 500 000) with the discount applies only for selected flights available on wizzair.com and WIZZ mobile app during the Promotional period. Travel period is limited, travels must be completed by 31 May 2022. The promotion applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com or on the WIZZ mobile app. Promotion does not apply to group bookings.

**** Terms, conditions and exclusions apply.