Wizz Air’s UK subsidiary celebrated its London Luton milestone of 40 million passengers this week and announced further capacity increase at the British airport with two additional 230 seater Airbus A321 aircraft from summer 2019.
With the capacity provided by the additional two aircraft, the Hungarian based low-cost airline will become the biggest airline operating at London Luton airport, with an estimated 42% market share.
The additional two A321CEO aircraft represents a further investment by Wizz Air UK in the base and will increase Wizz Air’s capacity on its London Luton routes to 8.7 million seats, representing 22% growth year on year. The aircraft will be the 10 and 11 to be stationed at the Luton base and are due to arrive in summer 2019.
Six new routes from London Luton and additional frequency increases
With the two new aircraft at the Luton base, Wizz Air will open six new routes and will increase furthermore capacity on already established routes.
The six new routes will connect Luton with the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bergen in Norway and the Norwegian capital Oslo, Finland’s second city Turku, the Greek port city of Thessaloniki, the vibrant Portuguese city of Porto and the ancient city of Catania in Italy.
Wizz Air will also offer increased frequencies on popular routes from London Luton to the Cypriot port city of Larnaca, the Moldovan capital Chisinau, the Albanian capital Tirana, the Greek capital Athens and the Romanian cities of Suceava and Constanţa.