Wizz Air, Europe’s greenest airline, today restarts its London Luton flights to St Petersburg, as the only British carrier offering a direct connection from the UK to the Russian city. Tickets are available now on wizzair.com or on the airline’s mobile app, with fares from just £19.99.
With the lifting of travel restrictions in Russia, UK passengers can once again visit the world-famous city and cultural capital of Russia, once dubbed the ‘window into Europe’. Today, St Petersburg is brimming with iconic architecture, palaces and museums as well as a hipster restaurant and bar scene.
Owain Jones, Managing Director of Wizz Air UK, said: “We are proud to be the sole British carrier connecting the UK to St Petersburg, providing a genuinely affordable and unique travel opportunity to our UK customers. St Petersburg is a fascinating destination, with its world-class cultural experiences which span museums, art galleries and concert halls. We look forward to welcoming back customers to experience our exceptional onboard service and our young, environmentally efficient aircraft.”
The airline will allocate 1 Airbus A321 aircraft to the South London hub and launch four new routes to leisure destinations in Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta from 22 October 2020.
Wizz Air started flying from Gatwick in 2016, and since then has carried almost 1 million passengers. With the creation of a new base at Gatwick, Wizz Air will offer passengers even more affordable travel opportunities, with 450,000 seats per annum on sale on its new routes to popular holiday destinations including Athens (Greece), Naples (Italy), Lanzarote (Spain) and Malta for the remainder of the year.
Since 2011 the airline has carried almost 7,7 million passengers on its Vilnius routes. With today’s announcement the airline will have a fleet of three modern, state-of-the-art aircraft at its Vilnius base. Wizz Air remains highly committed to Lithuania and to offering great services paired with low fares to its distinguished passengers. The newly allocated capacity of 450,000 seats per year will further contribute to the Lithuanian aviation market and to the creation of over 35 new direct jobs and over 335 indirect*** jobs in the region. Together with announced today five new services Wizz Air offers now 24 routes to 14 countries from Vilnius.
Source: Wizz Air Press Release