Not only did Wizz Air base a fourth aircraft at London Luton this week, but it also opened its latest route from the UK capital, a 1,912-kilometre link to Tirana. Inaugurated on 19 April, the ULCC will operate the airport pair three times weekly using its A320 fleet, with this service becoming the only low-cost link between the UK and Albania.
- Wizz Air launched its latest service from the UK on 19 April, a 1,912-kilometre link between London Luton (LTN) and Tirana (TIA), with this becoming the only low-cost service between the UK and Albania. While it is not direct competition, British Airways does fly to Tirana from London Gatwick five times weekly this summer. “We are delighted with this new service operated by Wizz Air. This will be of great help to many Albanians who live in or near to London, and will offer new opportunities for tourists to explore Albania more fully,” said Tirana Airport CEO Dr. Rolf Castro-Vasquez about the new service. Wizz Air, which also based a fourth aircraft at Luton this week, will operate its newest city pair using its fleet of A320s. This becomes Wizz Air’s second route to Tirana, after the carrier inaugurated flights from Budapest on 5 April last year. The airline’s next new services from Luton will begin on 29 April, with the ULCC planning routes to Athens and Reykjavik/Keflavik respectively.