Wizz Air launches two routes connecting London’s Luton and Gatwick with Istanbul.

Wizz Air Istanbul Inaugural Flight - IST - 2
Photo: Wizz Air

Wizz Air is celebrating new daily routes between London Gatwick Airport plus London Luton Airport and Istanbul Airport. The new routes between connect the capital cities of the United Kingdom and Türkiye.

Wizz Air has “continued commitment” to Türkiye

In the words of Marion Geoffroy, Managing Director, Wizz Air UK, the airline is “excited” at the new routes. Geoffroy elaborates below;

marion geoffroy of Wizz Air UK

Photo: Wizz Air

With its striking architecture, buzzing markets and authentic cuisine, Istanbul is a unique city that offers something for every traveller. Together with our recently announced routes to Antalya and Dalaman from Gatwick Airport, today’s announcement demonstrates our continued commitment to serving the Turkish market as well as to offering improved connectivity, affordable fares and even more choice to our UK customers.

“Not only is Istanbul a new destination for Wizz Air, but it is also a brand new destination for London Luton Airport. We look forward to welcoming passengers onboard our young, efficient and sustainable aircraft.”

Luton Airport very excited by the new route

London’s Luton Airport had its Chief Commercial Officer Jonathan Rayner explain how the new route to Istanbul was very complimentary to the airport. Rayner went on to say,

“Istanbul is a vibrant and historic city that is sure to be a firm favourite with passengers flying from London Luton Airport. It’s always exciting to see a new destination appear on London Luton Airport’s departure boards and Istanbul is the first of several new destinations set to be introduced over the coming months, providing even greater choice as part of the simple and friendly passenger experience that we offer.”

Wizz Air Istanbul Inaugural Flight - LTN

Photo: Wizz Air

London Luton Airport threw a small party with special flags and gifts all captured by one of the airport’s videographers:

The airport enjoys having easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Tui, FlyOne, Sun Express and El Al as connecting airlines. Furthermore, Luton Airport also has a new automated Direct Air-Rail Transit (DART) people-mover that connects the airport with high-speed rail to London.

Joy in Türkiye

These routes see the start of Wizz operations in IST, and make it the 84th airline to connect to Istanbul’s international airport. Services to Budapest and Iasi in Romania will commence in the next couple of weeks.

Adding a new ultra low cost service to the airport’s network has been met by joy from the nation. The Turkish Culture and Information Office said,

“We are delighted to witness the launch of these new routes to Istanbul. With influences from across two continents, Istanbul is a popular and beloved destination, offering visitors a unique experience rich in culture, history, food, and fashion.”

Wizz Air Istanbul Inaugural Flight - LTN - 2 (Lady pilot)

Photo: Wizz Air

The inaugural flight was flown by a lady pilot, as per above, and was welcomed with open arms and well wishes.

Such was the joy and gratitude of Istanbul that there were even flowers for Managing Director, Wizz Air UK Marion Geoffroy at Istanbul Airport:

Wizz Air Istanbul Inaugural Flight - IST

Photo: Wizz Air

It’s also worth noting this is only the beginning of Wizz Air’s expansion into serving Türkiye. Additional United Kingdom routes will be Gatwick Airport gaining routes to Antalya and Dalaman also.

All routes to Türkiye will normally be served by Wizz Air’s Airbus A321neos. According to Evelin Jeckel, Chief Network Officer, when speaking at CONNECT Route Development Forum about the A321neo,

“With the A321neo, we can stimulate more traffic [through lower seat-mile costs and therefore fares]. “

For a very low cost carrier, that’s their general business model. For Wizz Air with these new daily London-Istanbul routes, more will be able to visit Türkiye and the United Kingdom at an affordable cost.

Will you fly Wizz Air to Istanbul from London? If so, please share in the comments section.

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    Wizz Air will benefit from the aircraft parking charge discount at Sofia Airport because it boasts a base of more than six aircraft there. Photo: Getty Images

    Wizz Air

    IATA/ICAO Code:

    Airline Type:
    Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier

    Year Founded:

    József Váradi


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