Wizz Air Hits Huge Milestone with 65 Million Luton Passengers

Wizz Air, one of Europe’s leading ultra-low-cost airlines, has achieved a significant milestone by serving over 65 million passengers at Luton Airport and operating 58 routes from Bedfordshire Airport. The airline’s success demonstrates its commitment to providing affordable and convenient travel options.

Wizzair departure
Wizzair departure © Artur Voznenko

Wizz Air Hits and Celebrates Huge Milestone

Wizz Air’s strategic partnership with London Luton Airport is a significant factor contributing to its success. The airline offers a wide selection of routes from this prominent aviation hub to popular European destinations. Thanks to the airport’s convenient location and well-connected transportation system, Wizz Air is able to capitalize on this strategic alignment fully. In March of this year, Wizz Air launched its Luton-Istanbul route, which marked the transportation of its 65-millionth passenger. This week commemorates the six-year anniversary since Wizz Air established its base at London Luton Airport (LTN), making it no surprise that the airline is celebrating this remarkable milestone.

London Luton Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer Jonathan Rayner said,

“The success of Wizz Air at London Luton Airport is testament to our strong partnership. Since that first flight in 2004, both Wizz and LLA have made huge advances, achieving impressive growth in both passenger numbers and the choice of destinations.”

While Wizz Air is widely recognized for its affordable fares, the airline prioritizes delivering exceptional customer service. It has significantly invested in state-of-the-art aircraft, onboard amenities, and digital services to ensure passengers’ comfort and convenience. Wizz Air’s success at London Luton Airport can be attributed to its satisfied customers and ability to adapt to evolving travel trends and consumer preferences. Over the past few years, the airline has experienced remarkable growth at Luton Airport. Since October 2021, it has served 15 million passengers, totalling over 50 million passengers flown to date. Consequently, the airline served 5.3 million passengers in June, marking a 23% year-on-year increase.

Wizz Air launches new route to Istanbul
Wizz Air launches new route to Istanbul © London Luton Airport

2025 Vision: Wizz Air Plans to Establish an All-A321Neo Base

Wizz Air plans to transition Luton into an all-A321neo base within a few years, following its recent commitment to procure an additional 75 A321neos from Airbus. Currently, 12 aircraft, more than half of which are A321neos, are stationed at LTN. By 2025, this figure will reach 100%.

A Neo can accommodate up to 239 passengers in an all-economy configuration, achieving a 50% reduction in noise and a 20% reduction in fuel consumption. Consequently, the carrier maintains one of the lowest emission rates in the region, at 53.8 grams of carbon dioxide per passenger/kilometer.

It is noteworthy that Wizz Air has served 65 million passengers at London Luton Airport, showcasing its business model and strategic approach. Despite the pandemic’s impact, Wizz Air’s dedication to offering affordable and convenient air travel will likely fortify its presence at London Luton Airport.

Have you had the opportunity to travel with Wizz Air to or from London Luton Airport? What was your impression of the experience? Do you approve of Wizz Air’s plans to establish an all-A321 Neo base? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Kinga Mozdzierz
Kinga Mozdzierz
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