The new winter route to northern Norway is one of four launching from the airline’s growing London Luton base.
Wizz Air, the Hungarian low-cost carrier which is now also calling itself “the newest British airline” due to its recently obtained UK operating licence, has announced the launch of four new winter routes from its London Luton base.
The new services are to Tromsø in Norway, which it describes as being “famous as one of best spots for viewing the Northern Lights”, as well as to the Israeli seaside resort of Eilat, the gateway to the French Alps in Grenoble and Verona in Italy.
The Tromsø services will fly on Mondays and Fridays starting December 24, while the Eilat flights start on October 28 and Grenoble and Verona begin on December 15.
“Our new winter destinations take our Luton network to 51 destinations in 25 countries,” said Owain Jones, Wizz Air’s chief commercial officer. This edges closer to rival easyJet’s 69 destinations from London Luton.
“The routes will be welcomed by our UK customers looking for an exciting winter break, whether that’s winter sunshine, mountain sports or experiencing some of the finest sights nature has to offer.”
He continued: “2018 has been a milestone year for Wizz in the UK with the continued expansion of our Luton operations and the launch of Wizz Air UK, the newest British airline.”
Wizz Air says the launch of the new destinations marks the “next phase of growth” in its UK operation, with Wizz Air UK now operating eight Airbus aircraft from Luton.
The announcement takes the total number of new Wizz destinations launched from Luton this year to 12, following the additions of Keflavik in Iceland and Tallinn in Estonia as well as Athens, Bari, Bratislava, Larnaca, Lviv and Tirana.