Wizz Air has announced an expansion at its Luton base, with the addition of four Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet by June 2018.
The allocation of four more Airbus A320 aircraft, each equipped with 186 seats, brings the total number of aircraft in Wizz Air’s Luton fleet to five.
Over the past twelve months Wizz has carried more than 5.5 million passengers on its Luton routes alone, an increase of 11 per cent compared to 2016, making it the second largest carrier at Luton airport.
Wizz Air is expanding its capacity at Luton by 15 per cent year-on-year, and will offer in 2018 more than 6.9 million seats on its 46 routes to 20 countries.
Owain Jones, chief corporate officer at Wizz Air, said: “Today we once again bring more exciting news to the UK customers, again underlining Wizz Air’s commitment to the country.
“We are thrilled that after only five months on from opening our base in Luton, we’re announcing a massive expansion by allocating four additional aircraft Airbus A320 to our Luton fleet.
“Our investment brings benefits to the local community by creating 150 new direct jobs, as well as stimulating more jobs market in aviation and related industries.”
As a result of this significant expansion, Wizz will offer five new routes to UK travellers looking for their next adventure abroad.
Daily flights will operate to the beautiful cities of Larnaca in Cyprus, and to Bratislava in Slovakia, while four flights per week will operate to Tallinn, in Estonia and three flights per week to Tirana in Albania and Lviv in Ukraine.
The additional aircraft will also allow Wizz to increase the frequency of flights on three of its most popular routes.
Starting spring 2018 flights to Tel Aviv and Suceava become daily; and Prishtina flights will increase from two to three times per week, further demonstrating Wizz Air’s commitment to its UK customers by creating even more exciting travel opportunities across Europe and beyond.