Wizz Air to open second UK base at small northern airport, launches 7 new routes

Aug 17, 2020

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Ultra low-cost airline, Wizz Air, will be expanding its U.K. footprint by opening a second base, this time in the North of England. As of October, the new base at the relatively small Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) will open with seven new routes.

The airline’s only other U.K. base is its sizable operation at London’s Luton Airport (LTN) where it has 10 aircraft based permanently and is the largest airline at the airport. To start off with, the airline will be stationing one A320 aircraft at its new Doncaster base, which is only the 22nd busiest airport in the U.K. (Luton is fifth).

The new routes will be to a mixture of the popular beach destinations and some smaller, lesser-known towns and cities in Eastern Europe: Alicante, Spain (ALC); Faro, Portugal (FAO); Kosice, Slovakia (KSC); Larnaca, Cyprus (LCA); Lublin, Poland (LUZ); Málaga, Spain (AGP) and Suceava, Romania (SCV). Wizz has traditionally linked Eastern and Western Europe, while its U.K. operations have also focused on popular leisure destinations from the U.K. within the likes of Spain, Portugal and Italy.

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“We’re delighted to be introducing new low-fare connections to Doncaster Sheffield, to provide customers with opportunities to explore new cultures and cities, or return to their favourite holiday spots”. said Owain Jones, Managing Director of Wizz Air UK.

Flights to Alicante and Lublin will start on 22 October and operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The following day, 23 October, Faro, Kosice and Málaga will see their first departures and operate just twice per week on Mondays and Fridays. Finally, flights to Larnaca and Suceava will commence on 25 October and operate on Wednesdays and Sundays.

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