Low-cost carrier Wizz Air has announced it will launch services from Luton airport to Moscow’s Vnukovo International airport and Pulkovo airport in St Petersburg from 1 October.

Both flights will be operated daily by the Hungarian carrier’s UK subsidiary. It will be the only British airline flying the St Petersburg route.

Wizz Air is now the largest carrier at Luton airport, operating more than 8.5 million seats on 61 routes. With the addition of the Russian flights, the airline now offers 100 destinations in 28 countries from ten UK airports.

UK MD Owain Jones commented: “Today marks the launch of two of the most exciting routes so far in Wizz Air’s network. For the first time, Wizz Air is giving our customers the chance to travel from the UK to two of Russia’s greatest cities, avoiding high legacy airline prices with our ultra-low fares… Moscow and St Petersburg are each steeped in culture and history, having seen some of the most momentous events in world history, and should be on everyone’s list of places to visit. The whole Wizz Air team looks forward to welcoming customers old and new on board our new flights linking the UK and Russia.”

wizzair.com

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