Wizz Air is expanding its Gatwick base with four A320neo aircraft
Wizz Air has confirmed the expansion of its Gatwick base by allocating new aircraft and acquiring slots from Norwegian Air. The British subsidiary of Wizz Air Hungary will allocate four more Airbus A320neo aircraft to the London Gatwick base in the spring of 2022. It will announce a number of new routes in the near future.
Thus, from 2022, Wizz Air UK will operate with 5 aircraft from London Gatwick base. We remind you that this base was opened in the fall of 2020, at an uncertain time due to the pandemic.
Related to the purchased slots, Wizz Air bought 15 pairs a day from Norwegian Air, which will make it easier to open new routes and increase frequencies on existing routes. The amount paid was not disclosed.
"Purchasing slots at Gatwick Airport will allow us to improve our presence and competitive position in the London market. The 2022 season has the potential to be a great opportunity for aviation in the UK, ”said Jozsef Varadi, the group's chief executive.