LONDON – Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable airline, celebrates the start of its operations at Leeds Bradford Airport, with the launch of seven new routes to Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Gdansk, Krakow, Katowice, Wroclaw, and Warsaw.
The inaugural flights from Leeds Bradford commenced on 31st October with the launch of flights three times a week to Cluj-Napoca, Gdansk, Krakow and Warsaw and twice weekly flights to Wroclaw.
The new routes to Bucharest and Katowice launched on 1st November, with flights five times a week to Bucharest and three times a week to Katowice.
Clearly catering for the winter travel market, the airline says: “Whether it’s a winter getaway to the Christmas markets in Warsaw, a trip to explore the historical port city of Gdansk, or a fun weekend with friends enjoying the buzzing bars in Krakow, there is something for every traveller to enjoy.”
Following the launch of 42 new routes in the UK over the past twelve months, as well as the delivery of four brand new A321neo aircraft, today’s announcement further signifies Wizz Air’s commitment to the UK market.
The new services will see Wizz Air add 273,416 seats to Leeds Bradford, creating over 500 indirect jobs in the local area.
Wizz Air statement
Marion Geoffroy, Managing Director of Wizz Air UK, said: “We are excited to launch operations from Leeds Bradford Airport, offering our UK customers more exciting and affordable travel opportunities.”
“Customers travelling on these new routes can enjoy historic attractions, alluring architecture, and exciting food scenes – from the Gothic architecture in Cluj-Napoca and Wroclaw to the cultural centre and thriving nightlife scene in Bucharest.”
“We look forward to welcoming customers onboard our ultra-efficient fleet of Airbus aircraft soon.”
Recent UK network expansion
The commencement of operations at Leeds Bradford Airport comes amidst a bolstering of the airline’s positioning in the UK air travel market.
In recent news, Wizz Air reinforced their position at their London Gatwick hub, adding seven new ultra-low-fare routes from its bases at both London Luton and Gatwick Airport to Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Agadir, Marrakesh, Prague, and Tallinn.
Last month, the carrier announced a brand-new route between London Luton and Amman, Jordan, which is to begin on December 13 this year.
Existing route services between London Gatwick and Tel Aviv, have just increased frequency from six weekly to seven weekly at the beginning of this month.
About Wizz Air
Wizz Air, cited as Europe’s fastest-growing European ultra-low-cost airline, operates a fleet of 171 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The airline catered to 27.1 million passengers in the Financial Year F22 ending 31 March 2022.
The company was recently named one of the world’s top ten safest airlines by airlineratings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating agency.
The carrier also won the 2020 Airline of the Year by ATW, and award which recognises factors of outstanding performance, innovation, and superior service.