Wizz Air is expanding further at its London Luton base with the allocation of a ninth A321 Airbus aircraft and the launch of two new routes to the Portugese capital of Lisbon and Ukraine’s second largest city Kharkiv.
The newly allocated aircraft will enable the airline to increase the flight frequency of 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 flights 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 (at list prices) and will create additional jobs at Luton.
By the end of the year, Wizz Air’s local team in London Luton will have grown to more than 350 aviation professionals, supporting over 5,300 jobs in associated industries on a yearly basis.
The new services bring the total number of new UK routes for 2018 to 19, and the number of new routes from London Luton to 13.
“New opportunities for Wizz Air’s UK customers to travel to more and more exciting destinations just keep on coming,” said Wizz Air chief corporate officer, Owain Jones.
“Our ninth brand new Airbus A321 aircraft will arrive at London Luton at the end of 2018, allowing us to launch two new routes from London Luton to Lisbon and Kharkiv as well as increase frequencies on some of our most in-demand flights to Pristina, Tirana and Satu Mare.
Jones added that Wizz Air’s “continued investment in the United Kingdom” not only brings more destinations but “also creates more local jobs for passionate and dedicated aviation professionals to develop their career with one of Europe’s fastest growing airline groups.
Written by: Kimberley Young
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