Wizz Air to Launch New Route from London Gatwick to Lyon

A Wizz Air Airbus banking gently after takeoff.
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LONDON – Ultra-low-cost airline Wizz Air, touted as Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable airline, today announced a further new seasonal route from London Gatwick Airport to Lyon in France. The airline has advised that it is now accepting bookings for the new service, with fares starting from GBP £21.99.

From 10 January 2023, Wizz Air will launch seasonal flights four times a week to France’s third-largest city, Lyon. A fascinating hub of food and culture, visitors can enjoy its historical landmarks and museums, renowned restaurants, and floating bars moored along the river. During the winter, travellers flock to Lyon to enjoy the city’s festival of lights, traditional Christmas markets, and nearby ski resorts.

Since the opening of its base at Gatwick Airport in October 2020, Wizz Air has offered an array of routes to both popular and off-the-beaten track destinations for its customers in London and the South of England.

Today’s announcement follows the recent launch of three new routes from Gatwick Airport to Marrakesh and Agadir in Morocco and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. Wizz Air now offers over 25 routes from the airport. 

Marion Geoffroy, Managing Director of Wizz Air UK, said: “We are excited to announce the addition of yet another exciting route from Gatwick Airport. Lyon is known for its UNESCO-listed Old Town, impressive architecture and thriving food scene – not to mention it is a short drive away from a selection of ski resorts in the French Alps.”

“With the launch of 42 new routes in the UK over the past year alone, we continue to bring better connectivity, affordable fares, and even more choice to our UK customers. We look forward to welcoming passengers onboard our young and green aircraft.

Wizz Air's flight schedule for weekly flights from London Gatwick to Lyon.

Recent UK network expansion

Wizz Air has actively increased its UK presence of late, with several rapid-fire announcements of new route inaugurations as well as the opening of a new base of operations.

The carrier has bolstered its footprint in both London Gatwick and Luton Airports, with the addition of 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.

In addition, the airline has just celebrated 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. 

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.

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