Category Archives: Wizz Air (UK)

Wizz Air to add two new routes from Southend and one from Luton

Wizz Air  (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LTC (msn 8295) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 946808.

Wizz Air has announced that from November, we will offer flights from London Southend to the popular Eastern European destinations of Bucharest in Romania and Vilnius in Lithuania plus a new service from London Luton to Castellon in Spain.

The new Southend services will operate starting from November 23, 2019 and the London – Castellon route commences on December 9, 2019.

Additionally the carrier has also announced it is adding two more Airbus A321 aircraft to the Vienna base, enabling the start of six new long-awaited services from Vienna to Athens, Castellon, Cologne, London-Luton, Prishtina and Tirana, and the increase of frequencies of our existing Lisbon and Tel Aviv routes.


The seventh aircraft joins the Vienna fleet on December 18, 2019 from when our Athens, Cologne, Prishtina and Tirana routes kick off and the eighth aircraft arrives on July 1, 2020 which marks the start of our Castellon and London services.

Finally Wizz Air has also announced the start of two new routes from Kutaisi to Bologna in Italy and Cologne (Köln) in Germany.

The route to Bologna starts on November 23, 2019 and to Cologne from July 1, 2020.

The airline has also announced the previously announced Kutaisi-Nice service to start on December 12, 2019 and to increase the frequency of the Kutaisi-Milan route to four services per week.

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LTC (msn 8295) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 946808.

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Wizz Air is coming to Edinburgh, expands in Odessa

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYQ (msn 6614) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937196.

Wizz Air has announced that it will begin operations at Edinburgh Airport, with the launch of four routes to popular European city break destinations.

From the beginning of November, Wizz Air will connect Scotland’s capital with the Polish cities of Warsaw and Gdansk, Budapest in Hungary, and Bucharest in Romania. Fares start from £16.99* and can be booked from today at wizzair.com.

Wizz Air now operates seven routes from Scotland to Eastern Europe’s most vibrant cities. This includes services between Aberdeen and Gdansk, and Glasgow to Budapest and Katowice, as well as the new Edinburgh routes. Today’s announcement means that Wizz Air now has 360 thousand seats on sale on its Scottish routes, representing 240% growth year on year.

Wizz Air’s low fare network now connects UK passengers on 102 routes in 27 countries across Europe and beyond. All routes are served by a young fleet of ultra-efficient Airbus A320, A321 and A321neo aircraft, meaning that Wizz Air emits the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger amongst its competitors.

 

Route Operating days Launch date Fares from
Edinburgh – Warsaw Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 1 November 2019 £16.99*
Edinburgh – Gdansk Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2 November 2019 £16.99*
Edinburgh – Budapest Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2 November 2019 £21.99*
Edinburgh – Bucharest Tuesday, Saturday 2 November 2019 £29.99*

In other news, Wizz Air has announced six new services from Odesa International Airport to Budapest in Hungary, Berlin Schoenefeld in Germany; Gdansk, Wroclaw and Katowice in Poland; and Bratislava in Slovakia, as well as a new route from Lviv to Larnaca in Cyprus. The operations of the new routes will start in November.

By adding Odesa to its fast-growing network, Wizz Air continues to invest and further diversify its network in Ukraine. With the new connections from Odesa to Budapest, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Katowice, Berlin and Bratislava, Wizz Air will provide passengers from Southern Ukraine a great opportunity for low-fare adventures in 4 different countries. Whether it’s a city break in beautiful Budapest on the Danube river with its famous thermal baths and vibrant nightlife or in the liveliest and trendiest capital of Germany Berlin, which boasts rich cultural life and heritage there are great offers for every taste. Meanwhile, Lviv passengers can prolong their summer by heading to sunny Larnaca to discover the Mediterranean city’s charm.

With these new services from Odesa and Lviv, Wizz Air now offers a total of 53 routes to 13 countries from Ukraine.


WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM UKRAINE

Route Operating Days Starts Fares From*
Odesa – Budapest Tuesday, Saturday 2 November 2019 EUR 14.99 / UAH 429
Odesa – Berlin Schönefeld Tuesday, Saturday 2 November 2019 EUR 14.99 / UAH 429
Odesa – Gdansk Tuesday, Saturday 2 November 2019 EUR 14.99 / UAH 429
Odesa – Wroclaw Monday, Friday 1 November 2019 EUR 14.99 / UAH 429
Odesa – Katowice Tuesday, Saturday 2 November 2019 EUR 14.99 / UAH 429
Odesa – Bratislava Wednesday, Sunday 3 November 2019 EUR 14.99 / UAH 429
Lviv – Larnaca Monday, Friday 28 October 2019 EUR 24.99 / UAH 719

 


WIZZ AIR’S RECENTLY COMMENCED ROUTE

Route Operating Days Starts Fares From*
Kharkiv – Krakow Monday, Friday 2 August 2019 EUR 14.99 / UAH 429

 

*One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

**ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every million carried passengers

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYQ (msn 6614) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937196.

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Wizz Air UK announces two new routes from London Luton to Russia

Wizz Air UK, the UK-based, wholly-owned airline subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings Plc., has announced that it will launch two new services from its London Luton base to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, and Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg.

Flights on the Moscow route will launch on October 1, 2019 and operate daily. The St Petersburg route, on which Wizz Air UK will be the sole British operating carrier, will also launch on October 1, 2019 and operate daily.

Route Operating days Launch date Fares from
Vnukovo International Airport – Moscow Daily 1 October 2019 £25.99*
PulkovoAirportSt Petersberg Daily 1 October 2019 £25.99*

One year after the launch of Wizz Air UK, Wizz Air has become the largest operator at London Luton Airport, with over 40%** market share.

*One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

**Based on current scheduled capacity

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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