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Wizz Air Starts Luton to Tirana Flights


Rapidly expanding Wizz Air has announced an addition to its Luton airport fleet, as well as a new UK-Albania service in April as part of its continuing European wide expansion plans for 2018.

Low cost carrier Wizz Air increased its Luton airport fleet with the addition of a fourth plane on April 19, allowing it to run a direct service to Albania. The Luton to Tirana flight is the first low-fare service between the UK and the central European nation, according to airline officials.

Owen Jones, the airline’s chief corporate officer says the new airline and route demonstrates Wizz Air’s continuing investment in the UK.

“WIZZ continues to expand its low fare network across Europe … the allocation of a fourth aircraft to our base at London Luton once again shows our dedication to our UK customers,” he said on the announcement of the new service.

For ideas of what to do when in Albania, read Emma Levine’s: Albania Travel Off the Rails.

The Luton to Tirana service will fly Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with flights starting from £60.

The airline has also announced seven additional routes in 2018 with flights to Athens, Lviv, Larnaca, Reykjavik and Tallinn to start shortly. By 2019, Wizz Air will fly to 47 destinations in 23 countries from Luton Airport.

“The addition of Tirana to our route network from London Luton means even more opportunity to explore some of Europe’s most exciting and undiscovered holiday hotspots,” added Jones.

The new aircraft and service is part of the airline’s committed investment in excess of $2billion across Austria, Hungary, Georgia, Romania, Poland, the Ukraine and the UK.

The airline also announced that one passenger on each new aircraft departing from Luton airport will win £1,000 of the airline’s vouchers. Follow #WIZZaroundEurope on social media channels to discover more about Wizz Air and its promotions.

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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