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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

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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 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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