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Wizz Air comes to Southend Airport

22 Aug Wizz Air comes to Southend Airport

London Southend Airport, London’s fastest growing airport, has announced a new partnership with Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

The landmark agreement will see three new routes, including Bucharest (Romania), Sibiu (Romania), and Vilnius (Lithuania) go on sale today at as well as via major travel agency systems including Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport under Wizz Air’s flight code WZZ.

This exciting partnership will help unlock CEE for customers in London, the South East of England and beyond when flights take off in October and November. Every week, Wizz Air will fly six times to Sibiu, five times to Bucharest and three times to Vilnius, with the routes operated by Wizz Air’s Airbus A320 aircraft.

The new destinations are increasingly popular as City Breaks. Bucharest is known as “Paris of the East”, Sibiu was designated the 2019 European Region of Gastronomy, and Vilnius was named as one of Lonely Planet’s top ten places to visit in Europe last year.

Wizz Air has joined an increasing number of operators based at London Southend Airport, including easyJet, Air Malta, Ryanair, Loganair and Flybe (Connect Airways). Customers now have more than 40 domestic and European destinations from which to choose.

Thanks to London Southend Airport’s rail links, it takes just over 50 minutes for passengers to travel to and from London Liverpool Street, situated at the centre of the UK capital. New early and late trains have also been put on, with six trains per-hour at peak times.

Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, said: “All of us at London Southend Airport, London’s next big airport, look forward to welcoming Wizz Air as our newest airline when flights begin in October. With our own railway station just 100 paces from the terminal door, up to six trains an hour into London, including new early and late services, and our award-winning customer service (as evidenced by consumer group Which? for five consecutive years), we expect that these new routes will prove to be very popular with customers flying to and from Romania and Lithuania.”