Following the news that Wizz Air owner Indigo Partners placed an order for 430 A320s, the airline has announced that it will base four of the aircraft at Luton airport.
The planes are due to be added to the carrier’s Luton services by June 2018, bringing its total fleet at the airport to five. Each of the new aircraft will feature 186 seats.
Owing to the extra capacity available, Wizz has announced five new routes from Luton starting in 2018, with daily flights to Larnaca in Cyprus and Bratislava in Slovakia, as well as four services a week to Tallinn in Estonia and three a week to Tirana in Albania and Lviv in Ukraine.
The airline says it will also use the additional aircraft to increase the frequency of its flights to Tel Aviv, Suceava and Prishtina from spring 2018.
Wizz Air says it carried more than 5.5 million passengers on its Luton routes in the year to October, an increase of 11 per cent compared to 2016, and comments that the new aircraft will allow the airline to boost capacity at the airport by 15 per cent year on year to more than 6.9 million seats on 46 routes.