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Times change – Wizz Air becomes the biggest airline at Luton

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In a sign of the continuing shifting sands in the budget airline sector, Wizz Air is about to overtake easyJet to become the largest airline at Luton Airport.

easyJet was, of course, born at Luton Airport and the Head Office is still there, in what can most politely be called a shed.  It now sees Gatwick Airport as its core hub as it has moved upmarket in search of more corporate travellers.

Wizz Air announced yesterday that it is launching six new routes from Luton from Summer 2019.  These will be to:

  • Bergen – from 1st July
  • Oslo – from 16th September
  • Turku (Finland) – from 2nd July
  • Thessaloniki – from 1st July
  • Porto – from 2nd July
  • Catania – from 17th September

Two new A321 aircraft will take Wizz’s Luton fleet to 11 aircraft, which collectively serve 60 routes across 28 countries.  Wizz will account 42% of Luton’s capacity over the Summer season.

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