Category Archives: Wizz Air (UK)

Wizz Air introduces a new route from Vilnius to Split in Croatia, opens Cardiff base

Wizz Air is introducing a new route from Vilnius to Split in Croatia. First flights will be taking off starting June 13, 2022.

Wizz Air route from Vilniaus to Split:

Route Starts Price from
Split April 6th 19,99 Eur

* According to the research company Sustainalytics, “Wizz Air” has been selected as the most sustainable company in its sector in Europe.

**One-way price, including administration fee. 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. Number of seats at indicated prices are limited.

In other news, Wizz Air (UK) has opened its Cardiff base with eight new routes. The base is the fourth in the United Kingdom.
The first flight to Lanzarote had around 200 passengers onboard, leaving on time at 06:50 on April 8 after donuts and coffee were served to celebrate the airline’s arrival.

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.

Wizz Air continues to expand at London Gatwick

Wizz Air previously announced that it will launch new routes from its London Gatwick Airport base to 14 destinations including, Faro, Palma, Larnaca, Catania, Podgorica, Tel Aviv, Chania, Mykonos and Funchal.

Now the airline has also announced new routes from LGW to Bourgas, Palermo, Varna and Venice.

There will also be new routes from Milan, Rome, Vienna, Bari and Naples to Gatwick Airport, with those flights operated by Wizz Air Hungary.

New routes from the London area:

 

 

Wizz Air acquires 15 daily slot pairs from Norwegian for London’s Gatwick Airport

Delivered on May 20, 2021

Wizz Air has announced it has acquired 15 daily slot pairs from Norwegian Air Shuttle.

Since bankruptcy Norwegian has basically given up on LGW.

This acquisition will allow Wizz Air to expand in the London area.

Previously Wizz Air launched a new base at LGW in October 2020. Wizz Air also operates from Luton Airport in the London area.

Meanwhile the carrier continues to expand with new routes from Milan to Prague, Naples to Nice, Palermo to Prague and Rome, from Sarajevo to London (Luton), from Lamezia to Turin, from Tirana to Nice, or from Warsaw to Nice.

In other news, Wizz Air has announced the following new routes from Bari to Dubai, from Cluj-Napoca to Nice, from Craiova to Barcelona, Paris and Brussels, from Rome to Marrakesh, from Kraków to Dubai, from Katowice to Naples, or from Kutaisi to Paris.

Additionally the carrier for next summer will add new routes from Belgrade to Nice, from Bari to Chania and Olbia, from Cluj-Napoca to Malta, from Catania to Mykonos, from Venice to Olbia, or from Naples to Corfu.

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (UK) Airbus A321-271NX WL G-WUKO (msn 10479) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 954301.

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Wizz Air to serve Abu Dhabi from Athens, Wizz Air UK to launch 6 new routes in 2021

Wizz Air has announced that new service to Abu Dhabi will be served via Athens.

The new route to Abu Dhabi International Airport will commence on January 15, 2021.

In other news, Wizz Air UK has announced six new low-fare holiday routes to its network. These new routes, launching in Spring 2021, will provide connections between the airline’s Doncaster Sheffield, London Gatwick and London Luton bases and sunshine destinations in Turkey, Bulgaria, Spain and Greece.

In London, Wizz Air will launch a year-round service from London Gatwick to Malaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol, with flights operating from the south London hub to the port city four times a week from April 2, 2020. On the same day, Wizz Air will launch flights from London Luton to Dalaman, operating twice a week throughout the summer season. The inaugural flight from London Luton to Dalaman will be the first flight to Turkey operated by Wizz since 2016.

This announcement follows a period of recent expansion for the airline, with Wizz Air UK opening new bases at London Gatwick and Doncaster Sheffield Airport in October and at Cardiff Airport earlier in December. The airline now offers tickets on 144 routes from 12 UK airports.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST UK ROUTES

Route Operating Days Starts Fares from**
Doncaster Sheffield – Bourgas Wednesday, Sunday

(Summer only)

26 May 2021 GBP 27.99
Doncaster Sheffield – Dalaman Wednesday, Sunday

(Summer only)

4 April 2021 GBP 36.99
Doncaster Sheffield- Heraklion (Crete) Monday, Friday

(Summer only)

28 May 2021 GBP 31.99
Doncaster Sheffield – Palma de Mallorca Monday, Friday

(Summer only)

2 April 2021 GBP 27.99
Gatwick – Malaga Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 28 March 2021 GBP 27.99
London Luton – Dalaman Monday, Friday

(Summer only)

2 April 2021 GBP 36.99

 

*Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in the rolling 12 months to April 2020 (57.2 gr/km/passenger).

**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.

Wizz Air to add new routes from London Luton

Wizz Air on July 20, 2020 is adding new routes from London Luton to Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

In other news, Wizz Air has also announced that it will prolong the period of suspension for several routes to and from Romania following the extension of existing travel restrictions announced by the Romanian authorities. As a result, the flights to Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The United Kingdom and The Netherlands remain suspended until June 16, 2020 inclusive.

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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