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Wizz to go daily between Iceland and London

The low-cost carrier has decided to increase its frequencies to London as well as to Warsaw in the wake of the WOW air bankruptcy.

Already with a strong position in Iceland, the Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air says it will offer daily flights between Keflavík and London Luton Airport starting in May, the newspaper Morgunblaðið reports.

The refreshed schedule, which comes after the bankruptcy of WOW air, represents an increase of three flights a week on the airline’s current schedule, Guðjón Helgason, communications officer at the airport operator Isavia confirms.

Wizz will also increase its number of frequencies between Keflavík and Warsaw, Poland, from four to five a week, effective immediately.

Guðjón claims that the extra frequencies are the result of Isavia’s discussions with airlines about the change in market conditions caused by WOW’s sudden absence.

Growing presence
Budapest-based Wizz Air first offered flights between Iceland and London last year. This was originally planned as a daily operation throughout the winter but it pulled back when demand proved insufficient for Iceland’s long winter season.

Wizz Air continues to prepare for a new route between Keflavík and Krakow in southern Poland starting this autumn, taking the number of destinations it offers from KEF to ten, five of which are in Poland.

Ironically, Indigo Partners, the US private equity firm that was involved for months in negotiations with WOW air over a potential purchase, owns a controlling stake in Wizz Air.

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