Wizz Air has this week announced plans to add another Airbus A321neo to its base in London Luton, bringing forward more flights for the Winter 2023/24 season.
According to the airline, this is set to add more than 12 million seats in terms of capacity offering and will create 40 new jobs at the airport.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Additional Wizz Air A321neo in London Luton…
Under this plan, this will bring Wizz Air‘s total fleet count to 12 aircraft out of London Luton Airport. The airport believes this will provide greater accessibility to popular destinations, with frequencies due to increase to the following in the Winter 2023/24 season:
- Hurghada –4 weekly flights
- Sharm el Sheikh – 3weekly flights
- Tirana – 35 weekly flights
- Prague – 12 weekly flights
- Reykjavik – 7 weekly flights
- Amman –5 weekly flights
With the 40 new jobs to be created as a result of this placement, this means that Wizz Air will be bringing its total UK staff to 800.
Managing Director Geoffroy: Significant Investment for the UK…
Commenting on this positive news for London Luton Airport was Marion Geoffroy, the Managing Director for Wizz Air UK:
“The addition of a new aircraft marks a significant investment for the UK, and we’re pleased to solidify our market-leading position at London Luton.”
“Sustainability is a priority for us, so we are only investing in the latest technology aircraft to help meet our environmental commitments.”
“We are seeing increased demand for more flights to destinations across Europe.”
“With this new aircraft increasing our capacity at Luton, we are now providing more seats than ever for passengers to travel to and from London.”
What remains clear is that the demand is there for Wizz Air to add more flights out of the UK, and in the context of a busy Summer 2023 season, they expect the Winter to be the same.