The low-cost airline operator is adding four Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet at the Luton airport.
Wizz Air is set to add four Airbus A320 aircraft to its Luton fleet by June 2018, creating 150 jobs at the airport.
The expansion brings the total number of aircraft in Wizz Air's Luton fleet to five, with a combined value of US$500m.
Over the past year, WIZZ has carried more than 5.5 million passengers on its Luton routes alone, an increase of 11% compared to 2016, making it the airport’s second largest carrier.
As a result of this significant expansion, WIZZ will be introducing five new routes to UK travellers looking for their next adventure abroad.
Daily flights will operate to Larnaca in Cyprus, and to Bratislava in Slovakia, whilst four flights per week will operate to Tallinn, in Estonia and three flights per week to Tirana in Albania and Lviv in Ukraine.
The additional aircraft will also allow WIZZ to increase the frequency of flights on three of its most popular routes. Starting spring 2018 flights to Tel Aviv and Suceava become daily; and Prishtina flights will increase from two to three times per week.
Owain Jones, chief corporate officer at Wizz Air said: "Today we once again bring more exciting news to the UK customers, again underlining Wizz Air's commitment to the country.
“We are thrilled that after only five months on from opening our base in Luton, we're announcing a massive expansion by allocating four additional aircraft Airbus A320 to our Luton fleet.
“Our investment brings benefits to the local community by creating 150 new direct jobs, as well as stimulating more jobs market in aviation and related industries.”
Nick Barton, CEO at Luton Airport, added: "The announcement that Wizz Air is expanding its operation at LLA is great news for passengers, the airport and the local economy.
“Our redevelopment is focused on creating an even better experience for more passengers and that includes increasing our choice of destinations.
“We look forward to building on our already strong relationship with Wizz, as we deliver a bigger, better LLA."
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