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Wizz Air to Launch 18 New Routes From London Gatwick Ahead of Summer 2022 Season

Wizz Air is launching 18 new routes from their London Gatwick base for summer 2022. The carrier will also add four A321neos to the base, and today’s announcment coincides with the reopening of Gatwick’s South Terminal, marking a positive step in travel recovery.

Wizz Air Airbus A321neo - Courtesy Airbus

On Monday (March 28, 2022) Wizz Air announced the launch of 18 new routes from their London Gatwick base for the summer 2022 season. The new routes include a mix of year-round and seasonal service to Bari, Burgas, faro, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Rome, Palma de Mallorca, Larnaca, Varna, Venice, Vienna, Catania, Podgorica, Tel Aviv, Chania, Mykonos and Funchal. With the new routes, Wizz will now offer service to 25 destinations from London Gatwick. To accommodate the new routes, Wizz will add four Airbus A321neos to the base. Today’s announcment also coincides with the reopening of Gatwick’s South Terminal, marking a positive step in the recovery of the travel industry.

Speaking on the carrier’s Gatwick expansion, Wizz Air’s Managing Director – Wizz Air UK, Marion Geoffroy, said,

Today’s route launches signify the start of an exciting new chapter for Wizz Air UK at Gatwick Airport as we embark on the summer travel season. Through this significant expansion we are reaffirming our commitment to providing low-fare connectivity to our customers in London and the South of England – and we want them to know that WIZZ is here to stay.

“The lifting of all Covid-19 travel restrictions is an extremely positive development for the travel industry and passengers alike, with customers once again being able to travel hassle-free to their favourite destinations. We look forward to welcoming customers old and new onboard our young, efficient and green aircraft to enjoy the excellent service WIZZ is known for, as they head off on their well-deserved trips abroad.”

Also commenting on the carrier’s expansion, Gatwick Airport’s Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Pollard, added,

“We are delighted that Wizz is adding 18 new routes to its Gatwick offer, meaning passengers can now fly from Gatwick with Wizz to a total of 25 popular European destinations. Wizz’s expansion and commitment to Gatwick marks the start of an exciting time for the airport as well as the airline, coinciding with the reopening of Gatwick’s South Terminal. Wizz’s growing range of destinations is excellent news for passengers across London and the South East, providing more choice and competition to in-demand destinations. Importantly, it’s also fantastic news for the local economy, with more than 200 jobs created as a direct result of the new services.”

Wizz Air's New London Gatwick Routes - Courtesy Wizz Air

Since opening their London Gatwick base in 2020, Wizz Air UK has offered a range of popular and off the beaten track destinations for customers from London and the South of England. The base expansion will also provide a boost to the local economy with the creation of 210 direct jobs, and many more indirect jobs. The carrier’s successful bid for 15 daily slot pairs at Gatwick last December will allow the airline to expand their based aircraft fleet from one to five Airbus A321neos.

Source: Wizz Air


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