Wizz Air Launching Nonstop Flights From London to Russia
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Eastern European ultra-low-cost airline Wizz Air continues to expand its route network, announcing flights from its UK base at London Luton (LTN) nonstop to Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) and St. Petersburg Pulkovo (LED) Airports in Russia, both daily from 1 October 2019.
With British Airways cancelling its St. Petersburg route from 3 October this year, Wizz will be the only non-Russian airline operating between the two cities nonstop. It’s worth noting that Wizz’s planned schedule is not optimal for travellers. Wizz will operate with the following schedule:
- W98125 London Luton (LTN) 6:50am Departure → Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) 12:35pm Arrival (Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays)
- W98125 London Luton (LTN) 7:30am Departure → Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) 13:15pm Arrival (Fridays)
- W98125 London Luton (LTN) 3:25pm Departure → Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) 9:00pm Arrival (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)
- W98126 Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) 3:25pm Departure → London Luton (LTN) 5:25pm Arrival (Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays)
- W98126 Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) 4:05pm Departure → London Luton (LTN) 6:05pm Arrival (Fridays)
- W98126 Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) 9:40pm Departure → London Luton (LTN) 11:25pm Arrival (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)
- W98123 London Luton (LTN) 10:40pm Departure → St Petersburg (LED) 4:05am Arrival (+1) (Daily)
- W98124 St Petersburg (LED) 5:40am Departure → London Luton (LTN) 7:15am Arrival (Daily)
Both Aeroflot and British Airways have numerous daily flights to Moscow, but neither use Vnukovo airport, with Aeroflot operating to Sheremetyevo (SVO) and BA to Domodedovo (DME) airports.
While traditionally thought of as Eastern European-based, the Hungarian airline has since registered Wizz Air UK as a local operation and built up a significant base at Luton with a range of non-Eastern European routes from the airport. The network includes flights from London to Iceland, Norway, Portugal and France. Wizz is now the largest airline at London Luton (LTN) with 61 routes. It is the airline’s largest UK operation, though it operates from a further nine UK airports.
Wizz is well known for its incredibly low fares, and these routes are no exception. Launch fares are on sale right now from the bargain price of just £25.99 one-way to both cities, though these will sell out very quickly. As an ultra-low-cost carrier, these fares do not include a full-size cabin bag.
You can book these flights directly on Wizz Air’s website. Note Russia’s complex and expensive visa requirements remain for British (and many other) passport holders.
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