Wizz Air has issued a new €500 million bond offering in order to support its planned expansion across Europe. The deal is expected to close on January 19th.
Wizz Air has confirmed a new low-fare route from London Luton Airport to Sarajevo. The new route will launch on March 29th and tickets are available now.
Wizz Air will launch new routes from its Gatwick base to 14 destinations including, Faro, Palma, Larnaca, Catania, Podgorica, Tel Aviv, Chania, Mykonos and Funchal.
Wizz Air has acquired 15 daily slot pairs from Norwegian at Gatwick Airport. The deal means the low-cost carrier will base four additional Airbus A321neo aircraft at the airport.
A coalition formed of Gatwick, Belfast International and Edinburgh Airports, as well as Wizz Air, has written to transport secretary, Grant Shapps, urging him to reinstate suspended airport slot rules.
Wizz Air continues to ramp up recruitment in the UK as it looks to hire more cabin crew at its London Luton and Doncaster Sheffield bases. Also today, the carrier Air has restarted its route to Tel Aviv.
Wizz Air will restart flights from London Luton to Gran Canaria, Lisbon, Milan and Rome, as well as departures from Doncaster Sheffield to Lanzarote, Tenerife and Fuerteventura.
Wizz Air has welcomed Marion Geoffroy as the new managing director of Wizz Air UK. Owain Jones, the outgoing managing director, will continue at the company as chief supply chain and legal officer.
Flights to the sunny hotspots of Fuerteventura and Gibraltar operate twice weekly, while departures to the historic city of Vienna take-off five times a week.
The carrier said it was implementing the policy as part of its commitment to protecting the health and safety of its passengers and staff. It will come into effect in December.
The airline has already trained over 150 additional pilots in order to fly over 100 per cent of pre-Covid capacity this summer and aims to recruit over 300 more by the end of this year.