Wizz Air allocates 5th aircraft to London Luton and launches routes to Athens and Keflavik

Wizz Air will on Sunday 29 April 2018 allocate a fifth Airbus aircraft to its London Luton fleet and launch two new routes to Athens and Keflavik.

The newly allocated Airbus A320 will be the fifth of eight aircraft to be deployed at Wizz Air’s London Luton base by June 2018. This rapid expansion of Wizz Air’s operations brings a 23% growth year on year with more than 7.4 million seats on sale in 2018 for 47 routes available from London Luton.

Flights to Keflavik in Iceland, gateway to the Northern Lights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with fares starting from £26.99*. Flights to the Greek capital, Athens will operate daily with fares starting from £45.99*. In 2018 WIZZ has already launched four new routes from London Luton to Bari (Southern Italy), Larnaca (Cyprus), Tirana (Albania) and Bratislava (Slovakia). In the autumn WIZZ will begin flights to Lviv (Ukraine) and Tallinn (Estonia).

This expansion at London Luton is part of the biggest operational ramp-up in Wizz Air’s history, which will see the delivery of 21 Airbus aircraft across its network in just 17 weeks. Only seven weeks in, Wizz Air has launched 30 new low-fare routes and deployed eight ultra-efficient Airbus aircraft across 11 of its bases. Three new destinations have been inaugurated in WIZZ’s ever-expanding network; Athens in Greece, Kharkiv in Ukraine and the Austrian capital Vienna.

Wizz Air has been encouraging savvy customers to celebrate its rapid growth by following #WIZZaroundEurope on social media for the chance to win exciting prizes. So far, Wizz Air customers have won over £7,000 worth of WIZZ vouchers, giving lucky winners the opportunity to further explore the variety of destinations in the Wizz Air network.

Currently the second largest operator at London Luton, WIZZ has carried over 5.3 million passengers on its ultra-low fare routes from Luton over the past 12 months, representing 10% growth year on year.

Owain Jones, Chief Corporate Officer at Wizz Air said: “Another week, another aircraft arrives at our London Luton base. Further expanding our UK operations means that Wizz Air can provide even more opportunities for UK customers to travel across Europe at some of the lowest prices. From the Mediterranean heat of Greece to the frozen plains of Iceland, our two newest great value routes from London Luton show just how diverse Wizz Air’s network is. Whatever your holiday preference, you are sure to find a destination which will delight and inspire you when you step off your WIZZ flight. Wherever you choose to fly, Wizz Air’s crew will be ready to welcome you on board with a smile.”


Route Days Fares from*
Athens, Greece Daily £45.99
Keflavik, Iceland Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays £26.99

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

Apr 27, 2018, 10:00


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