20 FEBRUARY 2017
BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.
The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2021 Business Travel News Ltd.
Luton Airport is to become the UK base for the Hungarian carrier Wizz Air. It will be the airline’s 28th overseas unit and will open on 18 June with one Airbus A320. Luton has operated Wizz Air flights for more than 12 years and will be the airline’s first UK airport with base operations.
Wizz said establishing this base would strengthen its operational presence at Luton and enable it to increase the number of routes being served from the airport to 42.
The three new services will connect Luton with Tel Aviv, the Kosovo capital Prishtina and Kutaisi in Georgia – the only direct connection between Georgia and the UK. Frequencies on some routes will also increase with the arrival of the new aircraft.
As the second largest operator at Luton, Wizz last year carried more than 5m passengers. This year, the airline says it will have almost 6.3m seats on sale on its Luton routes, representing a 13% growth year on year.
CEO József Váradi said: “This announcement once again underlines Wizz Air’s commitment to the UK. By establishing base operations at Luton, we are also creating direct local jobs with one of Europe’s fastest-growing airlines for the first time.”
All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum
No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?