Wizz Air expands UK low-cost route network

posted on 21st March 2019 by Justin Burns
Wizz Air expands UK low-cost route network

Wizz Air has grown its low-cost UK network with the launch of two new services to Poland – London Gatwick to Gdansk, and Birmingham to Krakow this year.

Gatwick will operate daily from 15 June and will be the fifth airport in Wizz Air’s network which connects the UK to Gdansk, with flights already operating from Aberdeen, Doncaster Sheffield, Liverpool and London Luton. Flights from Birmingham to Krakow will operate three times a week from 17 September.

Following the establishment of its Krakow base in September 2018, Wizz Air’s Birmingham service will be the third route to operate from the UK with flights from London Luton and Doncaster Sheffield due to commence in April.

The new connections mean that Wizz Air now runs 96 routes to 27 countries from nine UK airports. Managing director, Owain Jones said the base in Krakow has gone from strength to strength since opening in September.

Birmingham Airport aviation director, Tom Screen said the LCC now operates six routes from Birmingham Airport with destinations including Budapest, Bucharest, Wroclaw, Cluj, Warsaw.

Meanwhile, Wizz Air started flying the Airbus A321neo from London Luton Airport when it flew its Budapest route on 15 March with the new aircraft. It is first of 256 A321neo and A320neo’s Wizz Air will take delivery of over the next seven years.

Jones said: “The arrival of the airline’s brand new Airbus A321neo aircraft to our London Luton base is a major milestone for Wizz Air in the UK, both in terms of our industry-leading growth and our aim to become one of the greenest airlines in the sky.”