Wizz Air acquires additional slots at London Luton

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed December 4, 2017 16:02

Wizz Air acquires additional slots at London Luton

Following the acquisition of a number of take-off and landing slots from Monarch Airlines, Wizz Air plans to increase its fleet at London Luton by two aircraft to a total of seven aircraft.

This new investment will see Wizz Air’s capacity in its London Luton base increase by 18% YoY, to a total of 7.1 million seats in 2018. Additional London Luton routes will be announced in due course.

Wizz Air Chief Executive Officer, József Váradi commented: “We continue to develop our business in the United Kingdom. Following the announcements of establishing Wizz Air UK and our accelerated growth plan, just a few days ago here we go again. Acquiring airport slots and airport nightstands at Luton Airport will enable us to enhance our presence and competitive position in the London market. In summer Wizz Air UK will operate a fleet of 7 A320/A321 aircraft, to grow the overall WIZZ capacity by 18% in 2018. While BREXIT will certainly pose challenges to the airline industry, we see it as an opportunity for Wizz Air, as our highly efficient low fare model will prevail even more under the new circumstances.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed December 4, 2017 16:02