From October, Lanzarote will receive flights from the United Kingdom from a new low-cost airline, the Hungarian Wizz Air, a good sign that can be interpreted as a start to normalization after the coronavirus health pandemic and the subsequent economic crisis generated throughout the country. world as a consequence of the previous one.
Indeed, Wizz Air resumes from June, and gradually throughout the summer and autumn, some of its flights from the British London-Luton airport, including Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, as published by El Economist.
The airline is increasing new flights between Great Britain and the Canary Islands and opening a base in Italy, as it sees opportunities arising from the coronavirus crisis that is forcing competitors to hire. From Italy it begins to fly to the Canary Islands this summer, according to the Gran Canaria Tourist Board.
Wizz’s expansion comes as rival airlines announce job cuts and shrink their fleets to survive the pandemic, which has shut down air travel for the past ten weeks, leaving them without revenue. But Wizz has a solid balance sheet, and while it has cut 19% of its staff, it sticks to plans to increase its fleet and was one of the first airlines to restart flights.
The first launch route will be from Gran Canaria to London Lutton on June 4. It will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Operations that extend to Tenerife and Fuerteventura. For the winter season, flights to Lanzarote will start on October 27 and will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
This incorporation mitigates some of the losses suffered in recent months with the withdrawal of some airlines and the cuts made by others.