Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally* is proud to announce that more than 5 million passengers have travelled from London Gatwick with the airline to 26 destinations in 16 countries.
The 5 millionth passenger was welcomed with a €200 voucher this week on a flight from Faro Airport to London Gatwick.
This milestone comes at the end of the summer season with Wizz Air operating 20 flights per day from London Gatwick, including daily flights to Athens, Faro, Nice and Tel Aviv.
In addition to the existing routes from Gatwick, the airline has recently announced two new routes from London Gatwick to Hurghada in Egypt and Prague in Czechia which will start on October 31.
Wizz Air’s operations at London Gatwick has gone from strength to strength, having carried over 2.7 million passengers over the last twelve months, up 131% from the previous year. The number of flights from London Gatwick by Wizz Air has also increased by 133% and the airline currently employs over 170 people at its Gatwick base.
Wizz Air operates from 8 airports across the UK including London Gatwick and this summer alone, the airline has carried over 4 million passengers in the UK.
Marion Geoffroy, Managing Director at Wizz Air UK, said: “We’re incredibly happy to celebrate the milestone of welcoming 5 million passengers at London Gatwick. This achievement is a testament to the dedication of our entire team and the trust our passengers place in us. We remain committed to providing a seamless and exceptional travel experience, and we look forward to serving even more travellers in the future from London Gatwick. Through the expansion of our team at Gatwick and the launching of our new routes, we will continue to offer customers the best low-cost travel options. We look forward to continuing our partnership with London Gatwick in the coming years and welcoming customers as they travel the world.”
Stephanie Wear, VP Aviation Development, London Gatwick said: “We are delighted to see Wizz Air welcome an incredible five million passengers to London Gatwick. It is testament to Wizz Air’s huge success and growth at London Gatwick in recent years and we can’t wait for the next five million.
“Wizz is a valuable local employer, and we are excited to see them grow further with two more new routes scheduled to launch in October.”
* According to the CAPA – Centre for Aviation Awards for Excellence 2022