Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe, and the fastest growing on the entire continent, announced today a new route from Lanzarote to the English city of London. This new connection from Lanzarote with the London-Gatwick airport will start operating on October 23, 2020 with three weekly frequencies, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Seats are now on sale at wizzair.com from just € 29.99 *. This new route will contribute to the local economy, supporting indirect jobs in airport operations, transportation, hospitality and tourism.
In addition, Wizz Air has also announced that London-Gatwick Airport will become its third Base in the United Kingdom after London Luton and Doncaster, where it will have an Airbus A320 based permanently. With the allocation of this aircraft, Wizz Air now has 12 aircraft in the UK. The creation of these two new bases continues the bet of the fast growing company that is having its entire network, the recent announcements of new bases in London-Gatwick and Doncaster Sheffield accompany its previous announcements of bases in Baco, Dortmund, Lviv, Larnaca, Milan-Malpensa, Tirana and Saint Petersburg and the launch of more than 200 new routes through the network since April 2020.
Tickets are now available on wizzair.com or on the WIZZ mobile application, with rates starting at just € 29.99. And to celebrate the expansion of Wizz Air, the airline is offering a special 72-hour offer on its WIZZ Flex service, offering passengers 50% ** on all London Gatwick routes booked on wizzair.com between the 18th and 20th. August 2020 for an unlimited travel period, when WIZZ Flex is purchased at the base rate. With WIZZ Flex, passengers can cancel their flight up to 3 hours before departure without any charge and get 100% of the original fare immediately refunded in airline credit, as well as change dates and even routes an unlimited number of times, for added peace of mind during these uncertain times.
This growth comes with the new era of “sanitized travel,” with Wizz Air having led the reboot of the industry by saying “yes to flying” and implementing strict health and hygiene measures to protect passengers and crew. While the HEPA filters on all Wizz Air aircraft already filter 99.7% of viruses and bacteria from the air, the new Wizz Air protocols support physical distancing guidelines, ensure an ultra-clean environment on board and reduce any human interaction. non-essential and physical contact, so that WIZZ passengers can feel fully convinced that they are traveling to their destination in the safest way possible.
In response to the high demand from its Spanish clients and trying to create more truly affordable travel opportunities, WIZZ is increasing its network in Spain, offering in 2020 a total of 84 routes to 10 countries from 16 Spanish airports, Alicante, Barcelona El Prat , Castellón, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Madrid, Menorca, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Santander, Seville, Tenerife, Valencia and Zaragoza that will contribute to the growth of tourism, both incoming and outgoing, as well as improving business opportunities between countries.
Andras Rado, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air said: “We are delighted to celebrate another important milestone in Wizz Air’s history, the creation of a new base in the UK and a new route from Lanzarote to London-Gatwick. Both our English and Spanish passengers will be able to enjoy both cities from October 23 with rates starting at 29.99 euros.
I want to underline that our commitment to Spain continues, with this new route, which joins those recently announced between Malaga and Alicante to Doncaster, we also hope to provide new travel experiences and different business opportunities that can satisfy the needs of our Spanish clients. We welcome all of our future new passengers to discover these and other great European destinations while enjoying WIZZ’s low fares, a great onboard experience and strict health and hygiene measures for all. “