OREANDA-NEWSOn October 1, the European low-cost airline Wizz Air launched direct flights from London to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Daily flights to the British capital will be carried out through an international airport on the outskirts of Luton, 50 km north of London, the Russian media reported on Tuesday in the airline’s press service.

The first Wizz Air flight from Luton to Vnukovo Moscow Airport will depart at 15:20 (17:20 Moscow time) with arrival at 21:00 Moscow time, and to Petersburg Pulkovo at 22:40 (00:40 Moscow time Wednesday) with arrival at 04: 05 Moscow time On flights will be involved 180-seater Airbus A320 and 230-seater Airbus A321. “We are pleased to offer our British passengers the opportunity to get to know the largest cities of Russia. Those who want to plunge into the rich history and culture of Moscow and St. Petersburg cannot find a better option”, said Owain Jones, general director of the British division of Wizz Air.

Luton’s commercial director, Jonathan Pollard, in turn, drew attention to the fact that now the geography of flights from the air harbor will become even wider. "We are launching two amazing directions, Russia is becoming the 44th country to be connected via Luton Airport", he said. On the occasion of the launch of the new flight, the departure harbor area in the air harbor was decorated with 3D applications.

Low-cost carriers will increase the flow of tourists and facilitate the search for tickets for tourists wishing to visit Russia.Wizz Air has been operating since 2003, with headquarters in Budapest. The low-cost airline operates flights to 151 airports in 44 countries. The fleet includes 119 Airbus A320, A321 and A321neo. Wizz Air shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and are included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indexes.