Wizz Air Celebrates opening its first UK base at London Luton

The largest, low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, Wizz Air, has touched down at its first UK base in Luton.

The airline’s new UK home at London Luton Airport will be the base of its new Airbus A320 aircraft.

This latest expansion of the Wizz Air brand not only spells good news for the airline, but it also puts Luton Airport in a prime position to increase operations to 42 routes, including services to Prishtina, Tel Aviv, and Kutaisi.

Wizz Air is also celebrating carrying 30 million passengers on its low fare routes out of London Luton Airport. To mark this momentous occasion, Wizz Air surprised one lucky passenger, travelling back from Varna in Bulgaria, with a complimentary return ticket.

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To mark this important milestone in Wizz Air’s growth, the airline has announced that they will be launching a special seat sale for all UK customers.

As part of the celebratory offer, all UK passengers will be able to enjoy up to 20% off flights on 82 routes to some of the world’s best destinations. This offer is available until Thursday, 22nd June.

Wizz Air is widely recognised as one of the best budget airlines in the world and more people than ever before are choosing to fly with the company. This latest move will create 36 new jobs with the airline.  

Owain Jones, chief corporate officer at Wizz Air, stated: “In terms of our strategy, I'm afraid to say we’re a bit of a boring company. We’ve found something that works and that’s generating traffic in Central and Eastern Europe.

“It's empirically proven that GDP growth fuels demand for air travel. We are in a region which is historically underserved by air travel and what air travel there has been has been very expensive,” added Mr Jones on the potential for growth in the region.”
Wizz Air started flights from Luton back in 2004, carrying approximately 30 million passengers to various destinations around the globe.