Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe today celebrates the start of operations at Southend Airport.
UK Passengers will be able to experience the delights of Vilnius in Lithuania, and Bucharest, Sibiu and Iași in Romania. Fares start at £9.99* and can be booked via the Wizz Air app or at wizzair.com.
To celebrate the launch of Wizz Air’s services at Southend Airport, roller skating troupe Roller City will be WIZZing around the terminal building handing out treats to passengers. There is also the chance to win a Wizz Air voucher worth €100 by following @Londonsouthendairport on social media.
The growth of Wizz Air’s UK network at Southend Airport will see the creation of over 100** indirect jobs in the area and means that Wizz Air operates from three London airports; Luton, Gatwick and now Southend. Wizz Air has added 27 new routes to its UK network in 2019 alone, meaning that the airline now offers low fares on 103 routes, to 27 countries from 12 UK airports, representing 23% growth year on year.
The airline operates one of the youngest fleets in Europe which currently consists of 120 aircraft, with the average age of 4.7 years. As a result, Wizz Air is the greenest airline in Europe***, reporting only 56.8 grams CO2 emissions per passenger per kilometre in October 2019.
Owain Jones, Managing Director of Wizz Air UK, said: “The pink planes of Wizz Air have officially arrived at Southend Airport, as we continue to grow our UK network. Southend Airport is easily accessible via London’s public transport network, connecting passengers with enchanting destinations in Lithuania and Romania in a matter of hours. Our friendly cabin crew look forward to welcoming you onboard Europe’s greenest airline very soon.”
Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, said: “We are delighted to welcome Wizz Air to London Southend Airport, the UK’s fastest-growing airport. This partnership between Wizz Air and London Southend Airport is another significant milestone for us and means our customers have even more exciting destinations to fly to. We also hope holidaymakers and business people travelling from Bucharest, Sibiu, Vilnius and Iasi will use this new service to enjoy Southend and Essex as well as to access central London thanks to our fast and hassle-free rail-links into the UK capital. Our customer service is also second-to-none, having consecutively been ranked London’s best airport by consumer group Which? for the past six years.”