London Southend Airport (SEN/EGMC) welcomes Wizz Air back to its apron today with a flight to Bucharest that is scheduled to depart at 19:50 local time.
The Hungarian low-cost carrier stopped flying earlier this year due to coronavirus travel restrictions but like other airlines has slowly been resuming operations.
Glyn Jones, CEO Stobart Aviation (which owns London Southend Airport) said: “We are pleased to welcome Wizz Air passengers back to London Southend Airport. Today’s flight to Bucharest is the first of many through our terminal which we are aiming to make the safest in London.”
“We expect to see more airlines joining the ranks in the coming weeks and will continue to provide updates for those scheduled to travel. The majority of flights operating from the airport are already fully booked and we are seeing passengers arriving for their flight well prepared for their journey in this new environment.”
The airlines industry-leading “yes to flying” initiative sees the airline implementing stringent health and hygiene measures to protect passengers and crew and ensure the highest level of cleanliness on board.
HEPA filters fitted to all Wizz Air aircraft already filter out 99.7% of viruses and bacteria from the air and protocols put in place by Wizz Air reduce any non-essential interaction or contact.
Owain Jones, Managing Director of Wizz Air UK, said: “We are saying yes to flying from London Southend Airport too. As Wizz Air leads the way with sanitised travel, we are looking forward to welcoming our customers back on board our new, green and ultra-efficient aircraft fleet.”
Wizz Air operates a weekly service from London Southend to Bucharest.