Category Archives: Wizz Air (UK)

Wizz Air announces two new routes from London Luton

Wizz Air  (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXH (msn 7217) FRA (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937147.

Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airline groups including Wizz Air UK, has announced that it would further expand its London Luton base with a ninth Airbus A321 Airbus and expand its UK route network with two new routes from London Luton to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon and Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv.

In addition, the new aircraft will see Wizz Air increasing the weekly flight frequency for three existing London Luton routes. Flights to Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, will increase from three to five a week; flights to the Albanian capital of Tirana will increase from three to four a week; and to Satu Mare in Romania from two to three a week.

The additional A321 Airbus at the London Luton base will bring Wizz Air’s total investment in its UK operations this year to almost $1 billion and will create additional jobs. Wizz Air’s local team in London Luton will have grown this year to more than 350 aviation professionals and support over 5,300 jobs on a yearly basis in supporting industries.

The new services announced bring the total number of new UK routes for 2018 to 19, and the number of new routes from London Luton to 14, including Larnaca, Tirana, Tallinn, Bratislava, Lviv, Athens, Keflavik, Eilat, Grenoble, Verona, Bari and Tromsø.

Currently the second largest operator at London Luton, 2018 has been a year of significant growth for Wizz Air’s local operations, with 7.17 million seats on sale on 53 services available from London Luton in 2018, representing a 20% increase year-on-year.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM LONDON LUTON AIRPORT:

 

Destination Operating Days Starts Fares From*
Lisbon, Portugal Daily 28 October 2018 £17.99*
Kharkiv, Ukraine Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 13 November 2018 £17.99*

WIZZ AIR’S FREQUENCY INCREASES ON EXISTING LONDON LUTON ROUTES:

Destination Weekly Flights
Pristina, Kosovo 5 from 3
Tirana, Albania 4 from 3
Satu Mare 3 from 2

*One way including all taxes, non-optional charges and cabin bag

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXH (msn 7217) FRA (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937147.

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Wizz Air is now basing an Airbus A321 in Skopje, Macedonia

Wizz Air  (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXD (msn 7032) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 938323.

Wizz Air is now basing an Airbus A321 in Skopje, Macedonia with this announcement:

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and the leading airline in Macedonia, yesterday celebrated the deployment of its first Skopje-based, state-of-the-art Airbus A321 aircraft. The first flight of the brand new aircraft took off yesterday morning from Skopje Airport to beautiful Malmo with almost a full plane of more than 200 passengers. Besides the Swedish service, the aircraft will operate the popular Paris, Nuremberg, Friedrichshafen, Frankfurt Hahn, Munich and Rome routes.

With 230 seats on board, the Airbus A321 is the most efficient single-aisle passenger aircraft. The aircraft’s superior operating economics mean that Wizz Air offers more seats to more destinations at lowest fares at the same time as delivering the lowest emissions and noise footprint in its class. In addition to the refreshed livery, Wizz Air’s A321s feature new interior colors, a lighter cabin ambiance, soft leather seats and more cabin seating choices. On 16 June Wizz Air will deploy another Airbus A321 at its Skopje base adding even more capacity on the most popular routes. WIZZ’s young fleet from Skopje has 4 modern Airbus aircraft A320 and A321, an investment of 438,6 million $*.

Wizz Air now offers 30 routes to 14 countries from its two Macedonian airports, Skopje and Ohrid. WIZZ has recently announced a new low-fare service from Ohrid to the culturally rich Vienna in Austria. In total, this year the airline is increasing the total number of seats on sale to 1,6 million, 23% more than in 2017, continuing to stimulate the market and bring more truly affordable travel opportunities from just 599 MKD**.

To celebrate the arrival of the new A321 aircraft, and as part of the #WIZZaroundEurope campaign one lucky passenger on the first flight operated by the new Skopje aircraft won a €321 Wizz Air voucher, giving the winner the opportunity to further explore the delights of Wizz Air’s far-reaching network. Those interested in finding out more about the biggest operational ramp-up in Wizz Air’s history, with 21 aircraft being allocated throughout its European bases supporting 700 additional weekly departures in 17 weeks, between March and July, can follow #WIZZaroundEurope on social media channels and find more fun surprises and contests online.

Wizz Air’s first Skopje flight took off in 2011 and since then, the airline has become the leading carrier at Skopje Airport. In the first 4 months of 2018, WIZZ carried more than 360.000 passengers on its low fare routes to and from Macedonia, which represents a 21% growth year over year.  Throughout the country, Wizz Air’s operations this year will support more than 750 jobs** in associated industries.

As previously reported, Wizz Air UK received its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence and started operating on May 3, 2018.

*Airbus price list 2018
** One way including all taxes and non-optional charges
*** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Wizz Air): Wizz Air (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXD (msn 7032) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 938323.

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Wizz Air UK obtains its AOC, launches its first flight on May 3

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.

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