Wizz Air, the Hungarian low-cost airline announced a massive expansion at its Luton base, adding a new route to Cyprus and the addition of four Airbus A320 aircraft to its Luton fleet by June 2018.
Direct daily flights will operate from Luton to Larnaca in Cyprus from 30th May 2018 with prices from GBP 26.99/ EUR 29.99 per flight.
The announcement added: "The allocation of four more Airbus A320 aircraft, each equipped with 186 seats, brings the total number of aircraft in Wizz Air’s Luton fleet to five, with a combined value of $500 million*, continuing Wizz Air’s phenomenal growth story in the UK."
It continued "Over the past twelve months (to 31 October 2017) WIZZ has carried more than 5.5 million passengers on its Luton routes alone, an increase of 11% compared to 2016, making WIZZ the second largest carrier at Luton airport. Wizz Air is expanding its capacity at Luton by 15% year on year, and will offer in 2018 more than 6.9 million seats on its 46 routes to 20 countries."
Owain Jones, Chief Corporate Officer at Wizz Air said: “Today we once again bring more exciting news to the UK customers, again underlining Wizz Air’s commitment to the country. We are thrilled that after only five months on from opening our base in Luton, we’re announcing a massive expansion by allocating four additional aircraft Airbus A320 to our Luton fleet. Our investment brings benefits to the local community by creating 150 new direct jobs, as well as stimulating more jobs market in aviation and related industries.
Wizz Air’s network from Luton will expand with five new routes, to Larnaca in Cyprus, Tallinn in Estonia, Lviv in Ukraine, Bratislava in Slovakia and Tirana in Albania, creating more choice for our passengers and even more opportunities to discover Europe on WIZZ’s low-fare routes. Our friendly and dedicated team looks forward to welcoming our passengers onboard to enjoy WIZZ’s lowest fares and excellent onboard service”.
Seats on the new routes are already on sale and can be booked at wizzair.com