Wizz Air expands at Gatwick Airport with launch of 18 new routes

posted on 28th March 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Wizz Air expands at Gatwick Airport with launch of 18 new routes

Wizz Air today celebrates the launch of 18 new routes from its base at Gatwick Airport.

Following the end of all COVID-19 travel measures, including the Passenger Locator Form and tests for all arrivals, now is the perfect time to book a hassle-free trip for the Easter holidays.

Tickets are available today, on wizzair.com and on the airline’s mobile app, with fares starting from just £8.99*.

Today’s launch coincides with the reopening of Gatwick’s South Terminal, signifying a positive step in the recovery of the travel industry as passengers can once again benefit from a wide choice of destinations.

With a mixture of year-round and seasonal routes to Bari, Bourgas, Faro, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Rome, Palma de Mallorca, Larnaca, Varna, Venice, Vienna, Catania, Podgorica, Tel Aviv, Chania, Mykonos and Funchal, today’s expansion will see Wizz Air operate a total of 25 routes from Gatwick Airport.

Wizz Air is currently recruiting for cabin and flight crew at Gatwick Airport, and is hosting a series of open recruitment days at Gatwick in April.

Marion Geoffroy, Managing Director of Wizz Air UK, said: “Today’s route launches signify the start of an exciting new chapter for Wizz Air UK at Gatwick Airport as we embark on the summer travel season.

“Through this significant expansion we are reaffirming our commitment to providing low-fare connectivity to our customers in London and the South of England – and we want them to know that WIZZ is here to stay.

“The lifting of all Covid-19 travel restrictions is an extremely positive development for the travel industry and passengers alike, with customers once again being able to travel hassle-free to their favourite destinations.

“We look forward to welcoming customers old and new onboard our young, efficient and green aircraft to enjoy the excellent service WIZZ is known for, as they head off on their well-deserved trips abroad.”

Jonathan Pollard, Chief Commercial Officer, Gatwick Airport said: “We are delighted that Wizz is adding 18 new routes to its Gatwick offer, meaning passengers can now fly from Gatwick with Wizz to a total of 25 popular European destinations.

Wizz’s expansion and commitment to Gatwick marks the start of an exciting time for the airport as well as the airline, coinciding with the reopening of Gatwick’s South Terminal.

“Wizz’s growing range of destinations is excellent news for passengers across London and the South East, providing more choice and competition to in-demand destinations.

Importantly, it’s also fantastic news for the local economy, with more than 200 jobs created as a direct result of the new services.”

Henry Smith, Member of Parliament for Crawley, said: “It’s fantastic to welcome Wizz Air to Gatwick, with both the airline and airport’s commitment to sustainability, customer choice, service and good value, it’s a natural partnership which represents the very best of our aviation sector’s recovery following Covid restrictions being lifted.

“I look forward to stepping on board myself soon!”

Route Starts Fares from*
Catania, Italy 11 April 2022 £12.99
Chania, Crete

(Summer only)

7 April 2022 £12.99
Bari, Italy 28 March 2022 £8.99
Bourgas 11 April 2022 £35.99
Faro, Portugal 27 March 2022 £12.99
Funchal, Madeira 28 March 2022 £17.99
Larnaca, Cyprus 12 April 2022 £17.99
Milan, Italy 27 March 2022 £8.99
Mykonos, Greece

(Summer only)

2 June 2022 £12.99
Naples, Italy 27 March 2022 £8.99
Palermo 29 March 2022 £8.99
Palma, Mallorca 27 March 2022 £12.99
Podgorica, Montenegro 9 April 2022 £12.99
Rome, Italy 27 March 2022 £12.99
Tel Aviv, Israel 27 March 2022 £26.99
Varna 13 June 2022 £26.99
Venice 27 March 2022 £8.99
Vienna, Austria 27 March 2022 £8.99