Wizz Air has acquired two daily slot pairs at London Luton airport from Vueling.

The low-cost carrier said that the move would allow it to increase frequencies on six routes from airport from next month.

Frequency increases to the Romanian and Polish destinations are as follows:

  • Craiova – from nine to 11 flights per week starting May 11
  • Sibiu – from five to seven flights per week starting May 16
  • Bacau – from five to seven weekly flights starting May 17
  • Iasi – from 11 to 14 flights per week starting May 17
  • Timisoara – from seven to nine flights per week starting May 19
  • Wroclaw – from five to seven flights per week starting June 13

Wizz Air says that the expansion will see it offer a total of 5.6 million seats across 75 destinations from Luton airport for the summer 2022 season.

Commenting on the news Marion Geoffroy, managing director of Wizz Air UK, said:

“This announcement highlights our continued commitment to London Luton Airport, which was our first ever base in the UK.

“Acquiring two additional daily slots will allow us to provide customers with even more ultra low-fare travel opportunities. 2022 is off to a great start, especially with the lifting of Covid-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers.

“We look forward to a busy summer season, and passengers being able to enjoy our excellent service onboard one of the greenest aircraft available on the market today.”

In January Wizz Air announced plans to add routes from Gatwick to Burgas, Varna, Venice and Palermo, as part of the carrier’s expansion at the airport following the acquisition of 15 daily slot pairs from Norwegian.

Wizz Air adds Gatwick routes to Burgas, Varna, Venice and Palermo