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WizzAir announces 14 new routes from London Gatwick Airport

WizzAir UK, the United Kingdom-registered and based airline of the WizzAir group, has announces that it will launch 14 new routes from its London Gatwick Airport base to destinations across Europe. There will also be new routes from Milan, Rome, Vienna, Bari and Naples to Gatwick Airport, with those flights operated by Wizz Air Hungary.

Gatwick expansion

Wizz Air is expanding from London Gatwick Airport with the launch of 14 new routes. A mixture of year-round and seasonal routes, these new flights will launch from March 2022 onwards, following Wizz Air UK’s successful bid for a substantial portfolio of 15 daily slot pairs at Gatwick Airport. Wizz Air’s expansion will see the airline basing 4 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft, bringing the total to 5, at Gatwick Airport.

These aircraft will serve existing routes from Gatwick Airport to Malaga, the gateway to the Costa del Sol, and the Greek capital city, Athens, as well as all the new routes.

The low cost carrier is launching the following new routes from Gatwick Airport:

  • Catania, Italy: starting 8th April 2022 – 3-weekly flights
  • Chania, Crete (Summer-only): starting 7th April 2022 – daily flight
  • Bari, Italy: starting 29th March 2022 – 2-weekly flights
  • Faro, Portugal: starting 27th March 2022 – daily flight
  • Funchal, Madeira: starting 28th March 2022 – 2-weekly flights
  • Larnaca, Cyprus: starting 11th April 2022 – daily flight
  • Milan, Italy: starting 27th March 2022 – daily flight
  • Mykonos, Greece (summer-only): starting 12th April 2022 – 4-weekly flights
  • Naples, Italy: starting 27th March 2022 – 4-weekly flights
  • Palma, Mallorca: starting 27th March 2022 – daily flight
  • Podgorica, Montenegro: starting 7th April 2022 – 4-weekly flights
  • Rome, Italy: starting 27th March 2022 – daily flight
  • Tel Aviv, Israel: starting 27th March 2022 – daily flight
  • Vienna, Austria: starting 27th March 2022 – daily flight

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Marion Geoffroy, Managing Director of Wizz
Air UK, said:

We are delighted to be launching a host of new routes from Gatwick, following the announcement of our acquisition of new slots at the airport. Whether it’s a relaxing beach holiday in the Algarve or a city break in Montenegro’s capital of Podgorica, there are many wonderful destinations to discover and return to. These new routes are further evidence of our commitment to providing low-fare connectivity to our UK customers. We are looking forward to welcoming customers old and new onboard our young, efficient and green aircraft in Summer 2022 to enjoy our excellent service asthey head off on their well-deserved trips abroad.

Stephanie Wear, Vice President of Aviation
Development, Gatwick Airport, said:

Wizz Air are one of Europe’s largest airlines and have seen the benefits of expanding at the airport for some time, so I’m delighted that five Gatwick-based aircraft will fly routes to popular destinations across Europe this summer. Many competitively-priced tickets are already on sale which, after everything we’ve all been through, gives more people the opportunity to take advantage of Gatwick’s fantastic connections to visit friends and relatives, or take a long- awaited holiday, when these new flights start flying from the end of March. Despite the current situation, we’re looking forward to a better summer and Wizz Air’s expanded operation is a wonderful addition to Gatwick and VINCI Airport’s portfolio.

With the launch of these new routes, Wizz Air will have 22 non-seasonal and seasonal routes from London Gatwick Airport.

Wizz Air opened its base at Gatwick Airport in October 2020 with 1 aircraft. The airline says that the addition of 4 new aircraft at Gatwick
Airport reinforces its commitment to its
Gatwick base operations and its ambitious UK
growth plans. This expansion at Gatwick
Airport, combined with its operations at Luton
Airport, means Wizz Air will operate a total of
88 routes from London.

Recently, British Airways announced that it will launch a new London Gatwick-based short-haul subsidiary in March 2022.

Meanwhile, Wizz Air recently announced that it will open a new base in Venice with 2 based aircraft and 16 new routes.

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