Wizz Air increases its fleet at London Luton to 8 aircraft

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ADDITIONAL A321 AIRCRAFT, 7.4 MILLION SEATS ON SALE IN 2018 and 23% GROWTH YoY

Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe, today announces a further expansion at its London Luton base, with the allocation of a further Airbus A321 aircraft to its London Luton fleet in 2018. This addition brings the total number of aircraft allocated at London Luton to eight and the total investment to USD 860 million.

The additional aircraft takes yearly capacity on WIZZ’s lowest-fare routes from London Luton to 7.4 million seats, representing 23% growth year on year. Wizz Air’s diversified network of 47 destinations from London Luton offers its customers the opportunity to travel to many unique and exciting destinations across 23 countries with fares from as low as GBP 13.99.

Wizz Air is also pleased to announce that it will increase flight frequency on two of its most popular routes. Starting from April, flights to Kiev will operate daily, while flights to Bucharest will increase from 21 to 26 frequencies a week.

WIZZ AIR’S FREQUENCY INCREASES ON EXISTING LUTON ROUTES:

Destination Weekly flights From
Chisinau 5 to 7 19 April 2018
Bucharest 21 to 26 19 April 2018

 

Today’s announcement comes only two months after the airline announced a massive expansion of its Luton operations, where it increased the number of allocated aircraft from one to seven and announced eight new routes to Larnaca, Tirana, Tallinn, Bratislava and Lviv, Athens, Keflavik, and Bari. This ongoing rapid expansion demonstrates Wizz Air’s ongoing commitment to the UK, as it continues to deliver some of the most competitive airfares in the market to its customers.

Wizz Air’s sustained growth saw Wizz Air carry more than 5.5 million passengers on its low-fare Luton routes in 2017, an increase of 11% compared to 2016, making Wizz Air the second largest carrier at Luton Airport.

The arrival of the new aircraft will create 42 new local direct jobs, on top of the 180 jobs already created at Luton this year alone.  As a result of Wizz Air’s rapid expansion, Wizz Air is looking for enthusiastic cabin crew to join the WIZZ team and invites those who are interested in a career in aviation to one of several open days where they can find out more about a career with WIZZ.

UK CABIN CREW OPEN DAYS

Date Time Venue
8 February 2018 10:00 Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport, Povey Cross Road, Horley, Surrey, RH6 0BA
9 February 2018 9:00 Ibis Hotel Luton Airport, Spittlesea Road, LU2 9NZ
20 February 2018 9:00 Ibis Hotel Luton Airport, Spittlesea Road, LU2 9NZ
27 February 2018 9:00 Ibis Hotel Luton Airport, Spittlesea Road, LU2 9NZ

 

Owain Jones, Chief Corporate Officer at Wizz Air said:

“Wizz Air’s operations at London Luton continue to go from strength to strength.  As the second largest operator at London Luton, WIZZ’s continued investment at London Luton underlines our commitment to the UK market, offering our customers the opportunity to travel on one of the youngest and most efficient aircraft fleets in Europe to an ever-growing number of unique destinations in Europe.  With today’s announcement, we’re also continuing to create more local jobs at our London Luton base and the opportunity to develop a career in aviation with one of Europe’s fastest-growing and most dynamic airlines. We are always looking for people with a passion for aviation to join the Wizz Air family and I encourage anybody who is interested in a career above the clouds to come along to one of our open days and find out about the amazing opportunities WIZZ has to offer.”

One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

Feb 2, 2018, 07:00

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