Wizz Air UK to fly to Russia for the 1st time from the UK

posted on 15th July 2019 by Justin Burns
Wizz Air UK to fly to Russia for the 1st time from the UK

Wizz Air UK has launched two new routes from its London Luton Airport base to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport and Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg.

Flights on the Moscow route will launch on 1 October 2019 and operate daily. The St Petersburg route, on which Wizz Air will be the sole British operating carrier, will also launch on 1 October 2019 and operate daily.

This is the first time that Wizz Air will connect its low-fare UK network with Russia’s two largest and most vibrant cities utilising its all-Airbus fleet.

One year after the launch of Wizz Air UK, Wizz Air said it has become the largest operator at London Luton Airport, with over 40 per cent market share.

The carrier currently has over 8.5 million seats on sale on its 61 low-fare London Luton routes, representing 20 per cent growth year-on-year. Today’s announcement means that Wizz Air now offers 100 low fare routes to 28 countries from ten UK airports.

Wizz Air UK managing director, Owain Jones said it marks the launch of two of the “most exciting routes so far” in the ever-growing low-cost carrier’s network.