Wizz Air to Launch Operations From London Southend With 3 Routes
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Wizz Air will soon be venturing to London’s Southend Airport. On Thursday, the low-cost carrier announced that it had reached an agreement with Southend Airport operator Stobart Group to begin services later this year.
Between October and November of this year, Wizz Air will begin services from Southend (SEN) to Bucharest (OTP), Sibiu (SBZ) and Vilnius (VNO). Each of the new routes from Southend will be operated by one of the carrier’s Airbus A320 aircraft.
Southend has quickly increased its operations — particularly with low-cost carriers — making it London’s fastest-growing airport. EasyJet, Ryanair, Flybe, Loganair and Air Malta have begun service from the airport, making it a truly low-cost hub for travellers looking for affordable flights to a wide range of destinations.
Stobart said that the new routes are expected to bring 250,000 passengers during the first year of the Wizz Air deal. With the addition of recent low-cost carriers and routes to and from SEN, the airport’s operator says that it’s on track to reach its target of five million passengers by February 2023.
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