Wizz Air UK starts operating under new IATA licence

Wizz Air UK starts operating under new IATA licence

Wizz Air has celebrated the first flights on six new routes from three UK airports and the first flights under Wizz Air UK’s own W9 IATA code.

The new services connect three major UK airports with six vibrant destinations; London Luton to the Portuguese capital Lisbon and Israeli beach resort of Eilat; Doncaster Sheffield to the Hungarian capital Budapest, and Liverpool with the Romanian cities of Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest and Iași.

These low-fare routes bring the total number of new UK services launched by Wizz Air in 2018 to 19, demonstrating the airline’s continued commitment to bringing low-cost air travel to the UK market.

So far this year, Wizz Air has carried over six million passengers on its 83 UK routes to 26 countries.

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This year also saw the launch of Wizz’s wholly owned UK-based and UK-licensed subsidiary, Wizz Air UK. 

By the end of the year, Wizz Air UK will be operating five brand new Airbus A320 and four A321 aircraft with almost 350 local direct jobs having been created at its London Luton base.

Wizz Air UK was granted a UK route licence in October, future-proofing the airline’s status as a UK carrier ahead of Brexit, while first flights under Wizz Air UK’s own W9 IATA code have now started.

Owain Jones, managing director, Wizz Air UK, said: “The new routes increase the many options to travel on one of Europe’s youngest and most efficient aircraft fleets to both vibrant international cities and genuinely undiscovered gems and we look forward to welcoming customers onboard to experience Wizz Air’s great service.”