7 OCTOBER 2019

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Article from BTNews 7 OCTOBER 2019

Wizz boost for Russia and Romania

New services to Moscow and St Petersburg from Luton and to Romania’s second city and cultural capital, Iasi, from Southend were launched last week by Wizz Air as the carrier continued its aggressive expansion programme from the UK.

The Russian routes are being operated daily by Wizz Air UK, the UK-based, wholly-owned airline subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings, making it the sole British carrier directly connecting passengers from London to St Petersburg.

Wizz Air now offers 107 routes to 30 countries from 11 UK airports; and 63 routes from the Luton base, where it claims to be the largest operating airline with a market share of more than 40%.

Luton Airport chief commercial officer Jonathan Pollard said its officials were excited to add “two fabulous destinations” to its network, making Russia the 44th country to be connected with the airport.

At Southend, the four-times-weekly Iasi services were hailed by airport CEO Glyn Jones, who said: “It is fantastic news that Wizz Air is immediately looking to grow the number of routes it is operating from our quick and easy airport.

“With our own railway station just 100 paces from the terminal door, up to six trains an hour into London and award-winning customer service, we expect demand for Wizz Air flights to continue to grow.”

(See also Russia visas simplified in this issue).

www.wizzair.com

www.london-luton.co.uk

www.southendairport.com

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