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Turku to get first direct route to London

The low-cost carrier Wizz Air is increasing its presence in southwestern Finland with three new routes.

The low-cost carrier Wizz Air says it will launch a route between Turku Airport in southwestern Finland and London Luton from July 2 next year.

The first direct route between the two cities will be operated with an Airbus 320-200 aircraft, flying three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The new route adds to two more the Budapest-based carrier is launching from Turku – to Kaunas in Lithuania, which started on November 9, operated twice a week on Mondays and Fridays, and, from May 2019, to Krakow in southern Poland, twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Flights between Turku and the northern Polish city of Gdansk are already in operation.

“We have had new route openings this year with Wizz Air and we are delighted to deepen our cooperation,” said Jani Jolkkonen, senior vice president for network development at the airport operator Finavia.

“A direct route to London extends the network from Turku considerably and serves both business and leisure travellers.”

Aiding business
The London route is clearly very important for Turku from the point of view of tourism and is expected to boost visitor numbers in southwestern Finland – something that has delighted Turku’s mayor.

“This is fantastic news for Turku and we are very happy about it. Turku is actively developing economic growth in southwest Finland, and the direct route between London and Turku serves the needs of the entire business sector in the region. We are sure that it interests and benefits both existing companies and companies that are seeking growth in the Turku region,” said Mayor of Turku Minna Arve.

Tamara Vallois, head of communications at Wizz Air, commented: “We are thrilled to be announcing our fourth low-fare service from Turku airport today. We believe that a route to one of the most visited cities in the world is long-awaited by our Finnish customers.”

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