27 NOVEMBER 2017


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Article from BTNews 27 NOVEMBER 2017

Wizz boost for Luton

A major expansion at Luton Airport was announced last week by Wizz Air. The airline is adding four 186-seat Airbus A320s to the Luton fleet by next June, making a total of five, plus five new routes and 30 additional flights.

The airline says over the 12 months to 31 October it carried more than 5.5m passengers on its Luton routes, an increase of 11% compared to 2016, making Wizz the second largest carrier at the airport. 

The expansion means Wizz is increasing its capacity at Luton by 15% year on year, and will offer more than 6.9m seats in 2018 on 46 routes to 20 countries. The new routes are to Larnaca, Bratislava, Tallinn, Tirana and Lviv.

The additional aircraft will also allow Wizz to increase frequency on three of its most popular routes. Flights to Tel Aviv and Suceava will go daily from spring, with services to Prishtina increasing from two to three a week. 

The arrival of the new aircraft and additional routes will create 150 new direct local jobs, increasing the number of Wizz staff at Luton to 180.

Wizz chief corporate officer Owain Jones said: “We are thrilled that after only five months after opening our base in Luton, we are able to announce such a massive expansion.” 



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