Wizz Air UK, the UK-registered and based division of the central European low-cost carrier, has announced the expansion of its recently launched base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport (IATA: DSA) with the addition of a second Airbus A320 aircraft and six new routes to Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Lanzarote (ACE), Tenerife (TFS), Lisbon (LIS) and Eindhoven (EIN) starting on October 22, 2020.
The move comes less than three weeks after the announcement of Wizz Air UK’s based operation at DSA and tickets are already on sale via the airline’s website.
Chris Harcombe, director of aviation development for Doncaster Sheffield Airport, commented: “We are delighted that Wizz Air has chosen to base a second aircraft permanently at Doncaster Sheffield Airport so soon after its recent announcement to open a full-based operation with us for Wizz Air UK. The swift addition of a second aircraft from Europe’s greenest airline shows the confidence of Wizz Air that we can deliver a shared intention to provide affordable travel through ultra-low fares to people in the North east of the Pennines, creating new routes to popular leisure destinations for our customers across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
“The news comes as the aviation industry faces unprecedented challenges. Doncaster Sheffield Airport contributes over £60 million to the Sheffield City Region, supporting thousands of jobs and it is vital that the UK Government acknowledges and supports airlines and airports so that they can continue to contribute to local economies providing investment and jobs.”