Wizz Air has announced plans for further expansion of its operations at Doncaster Sheffield, with a second aircraft being based at the airport, and six new routes.

Last month the low-cost carrier confirmed plans to create a second UK base and expand routes out of the airport from October, adding seven new routes to its existing network of ten destinations.

Wizz Air to expand at Doncaster Sheffield airport

The airline has now gone a step further and will base a second A320 aircraft at Doncaster Sheffield, with a further six routes also set to launch next month.

The new destinations and launch dates / frequencies are as follows:

  • Lanzarote – three flights per week from October 22
  • Tenerife – three flights per week from October 22
  • Fuerteventura – two flights per week from October 23
  • Gran Canaria – two flights per week from October 23
  • Lisbon – two flights per week from October 23
  • Eindhoven – two flights per week from October 25

Commenting on the news Chris Harcombe, director of aviation development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said:

“We are delighted that Wizz Air has chosen to base a second aircraft permanently at Doncaster Sheffield Airport so soon after its recent announcement to open a full-based operation with us for Wizz Air UK.

“The swift addition of a second aircraft from Europe’s greenest airline shows the confidence of Wizz Air that we can deliver a shared intention to provide affordable travel through ultra-low fares to people in the North east of the Pennines, creating new routes to popular leisure destinations for our customers across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

“The news comes as the aviation industry faces unprecedented challenges. Doncaster Sheffield Airport contributes over £60 million to the Sheffield City Region, supporting thousands of jobs and it is vital that the UK Government acknowledges and supports airlines and airports so that they can continue to contribute to local economies providing investment and jobs.”

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