Wizz Air has announced plans to open its sixth Italian base at Naples airport this summer, with 18 new routes including London Luton.

The carrier already operates flights from Naples to eight cities, and will add the following destinations, with various start dates between July 30 and September 18, 2021:

  • Milan Linate, Olbia, Lampedusa, Verona, Turin, Santorini, Chania, Mykonos, Ibiza, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, London Luton, Prague, Tallinn, Reykjavik, Tel Aviv, Casablanca and Sharm el Sheikh

The Naples-Luton route will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from September 15.

Several carriers offer direct flights between the UK and Naples, including British Airways from Heathrow, Easyjet from Gatwick, Luton, Bristol and Edinburgh, Jet 2 from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted and Manchester, and Ryanair from Edinburgh, Manchester and Stansted.

Note that some of these services are seasonal, and selected routes may not currently be operating due to Covid-19.

Naples will join Wizzair’s existing bases at Milan Malpensa, Catania, Palermo, Bari and Rome Fiumicino.

Fellow low-cost carrier Ryanair also announced a new Italian base this week, with new flights from Turin to Edinburgh, Luton and Shannon.

Commenting on the news George Michalopoulos, chief commercial officer of Wizz Air Group, said:

“I am delighted to announce Wizz Air’s newest base at Naples International Airport and the quadrupling of our capacity at the airport. Wizz Air’s six Italian bases together with the basing of two Airbus A321neo aircraft, and the addition of 18 new routes is a further testament to the airline’s firm plan to establishing itself as the most trusted and sustainable player among Italy’s top three airlines.

“It is a true honour to serve Italy’s third biggest city and support the ramp up of the local economy and the tourism sector. Our brand new A321neo aircraft as well as our enhanced protective measures will ensure the best possible sanitary conditions for travellers while operating with the lowest environmental footprint. We look forward welcome passengers back on board with great service and a smile.”

Earlier this week Wizz Air announced plans to launch its first UK domestic routes, with flights to Jersey from both Cardiff and Doncaster.

Wizz Air to launch first UK domestic flights