Hungarian Low-cost carrier Wizz Air has reaffirmed its commitment to the UK by announcing plans to begin operations in the United Kingdom in March 2018 with several U.K.-registered aircraft. Wizz Air UK, the new London Luton-based division has filed an application for the grant of an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence (OL) with the Civil Aviation Authority of the United Kingdom (CAA).
Wizz Air CEO, József Váradi commented that the U.K. remains the single biggest travel market in Europe and Wizz Air is currently the U.K.’s eighth largest operator. The move is also a part of their broader strategy to ensure that the U.K. operations are ready for the Brexit.
Wizz Air’s U.K. network consists of 73 routes to 41 destinations from nine airports. In the past 12 months, Wizz Air says it carried more than seven million passengers on its low-fare U.K. routes.