Wizz Air has confirmed a brand new base at Gatwick Airport, a 3rd for the low-cost provider within the UK.
The airline will allocate one Airbus A321 plane to the south London hub and launch 4 new routes to leisure locations in Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta from October.
Wizz already operates from Luton and Doncaster Sheffield.
The airline began flying from Gatwick in 2016, and since then has carried nearly a million passengers.
With the creation of a brand new base at Gatwick, the low-cost provider will supply passengers much more inexpensive journey alternatives, with 450,000 seats every year on sale on its new routes to fashionable vacation locations together with Athens (Greece), Naples (Italy), Lanzarote (Spain) and Malta for the rest of the 12 months.
This announcement follows the current enlargement at Doncaster Sheffield, its first regional base, the place the airline will allocate one Airbus A321 plane and launch seven new routes to locations together with Alicante, Malaga, Larnaca, Faro, Lublin, Kosice and Suceava in October.
Stewart Wingate, chief govt at Gatwick Airport, stated: “That is encouraging information for Gatwick, significantly at a time when the business has been so negatively impacted by Covid-19.
“Having a brand new plane based mostly at Gatwick underpins the resilience of our enterprise for the long-term and ensures we proceed to supply our passengers nice alternative.
“It is a welcome indication of the constructive conversations we’re having with airways – each present and new – about securing Gatwick’s future.”