Friday, 3 August 2018

Lisbon and Kharviv are new Wizz destinations from Luton

One of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, Wizz Air has confirmed it will further expand its London Luton base in the UK with a ninth A321 Airbus being based at the airport.  The airline will also expand its route network with two new routes from London Luton to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon and Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv.

UK travellers will soon be able to explore one of Ukraine’s major cultural and scientific centres in Kharviv when the new service starts in mid-November. Or experience the liveliness of Lisbon from the end of October.

The Lisbon route will operate every day, while the Kharviv service will fly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and will be on one of the airlines fleet of modern Airbus A321 aircraft.

In addition, the airline is also increasing the weekly flight frequency for three existing London Luton routes. Flights to Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, will increase from three to five a week; flights to the Albanian capital of Tirana will increase from three to four a week; and to Satu Mare in Romania from two to three a week.

The new services announced this week will bring the total number of new UK routes for 2018 to 19, and the number of new routes from London Luton to 14, including Larnaca, Tirana, Tallinn, Bratislava, Lviv, Athens, Keflavik, Eilat, Grenoble, Verona, Bari and Tromsø.

Wizz Air Chief Corporate Officer, Owain Jones, said: “New Opportunities for Wizz Air’s UK customers to travel to more and more exciting destinations just keep on coming. Our ninth brand new Airbus A321 aircraft will arrive at London Luton at the end of 2018, allowing us to launch two new
routes from London Luton to Lisbon and Kharkiv as well as increase frequencies on some of our most in-demand flights to Pristina, Tirana and Satu Mare. At Wizz Air’s continued investment into the United Kingdom brings not only more opportunities for our customers to travel to many unique destinations at truly low prices on board one of Europe’s youngest and most efficient fleets, but also creates more local jobs for passionate and dedicated aviation professionals to develop their career with one of Europe’s fastest growing airline groups.”

In the Wizz Air August in-flight magazine features a wonderful guide to Lisbon and its culinary delights from Filipa Valente that really helps the visitor to start exploring the city.