Airline shows significant growth at Gatwick Airport with 15 new slots and plans for more planes
The deal means Wizz Air UK will base four additional Airbus A321neo at Gatwick, bringing the total number of Gatwick-based planes to five from spring 2022.
Wizz Air will launch a host of new low cost routes, and the slots acquired will also create significant inbound flight opportunities for Wizz Air Hungary.
Since opening its base at Gatwick Airport in October 2020, Wizz Air has offered a host of well-known and emerging destinations to its customers based in London and the South of England, as well as a helping hand. to the local economy by creating local jobs.
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The successful offer for more slots reiterates Wizz Air’s long-term commitment to the airport and the region.
The announcement follows Wizz Air’s continued call on the UK government to reinstate the use or lose slot rule, to ensure UK customers can benefit from choice of destination and airline , as well as competitive and low rates. Last month, a coalition was formed from Wizz Air, Gatwick Airport, Belfast International and Edinburgh Airport, to urge the Transport Secretary to end the current slot exemption in order to that competition can flourish for the benefit of both industry and consumers.
Wizz Air Group CEO JÃ³zsef VÃ¡radi said: âThis announcement is further proof of our commitment to London Gatwick Airport as well as the UK market, as we continue to create local jobs and deliver on our promise to providing low cost travel opportunities with excellent service to an ever growing range of exciting destinations, while piloting one of the greenest fleets of aircraft available on the market today.
âThe acquisition of airport slots at Gatwick Airport will enable us to improve our presence and our competitive position in the London market. We continue to grow our business in the UK and remain committed to making air travel affordable for everyone. The 2022 season has the potential to be a great opportunity for British aviation to get back on its feet. ”
Throughout the pandemic, Wizz Air has been and remains focused on growth in the UK and across its network, having opened 18 new bases, launched over 400 new routes and delivered 39 new aircraft since March 2020 .
Additional routes from London Gatwick will be announced in due course.