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Wizz Air opens first UK base at Luton, announces three new flight destinations

Low-cost operator Wizz Air just opened its first UK base at London Luton Airport. The company will base one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at the airport, increasing operations to 42 routes from Luton, including three new services to Tel Aviv (Israel), Pristina (Kosovo), and Kutaisi (Georgia).

The new base is an important investment especially as there were growing concerns over the industry as a result of Brexit. Wizz Air says that it is committed to London and that it will continue with its expanding operations.

For Wizz Air the London base is a major investment and it created, according to the company, 36 direct jobs with the airline.


“We are proud to celebrate the opening of the first Wizz base in the United Kingdom at London Luton Airport”, said Owain Jones, Chief Corporate Officer at Wizz Air.”Our new base operations at London Luton Airport will create a number of local jobs with Wizz and the new destinations added to the network mean even greater choice for Wizz’s UK passengers with 42 popular routes to 18 countries operating from London Luton and ever more opportunities to discover Europe on Wizz’s low fare routes. Our fantastic crew will ensure an excellent travel experience for each passenger travelling with Wizz on board one of Europe’s youngest fleets.”

Seats on the new routes are already on sale and can be booked from just £23.99.

The low-cost airline started its operations in UK back in May 2004 with a flight from Katowice to Luton. The Wizz network in the UK today consists of 82 routes to 42 destinations from 9 airports. Last year, Wizz Air carried more than 6.6 million passengers on its low-fare UK routes, according to the company, representing 30% growth year on year and supporting 5,000 local jobs in associated industries.

Sylvia Jacob