Low-cost carrier Wizz Air, along with its UK subsidiary Wizz Air UK has carried 65 million passengers from and to London Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW) according to data from the airport.
Wizz Air is the largest carrier at the Bedfordshire airport with 12 aircraft based there and around 100 flights per day to 58 destinations.
Popular destinations from Luton include Wizz Air’s main hub Bucharest along with Warsaw and Tirana.
The 65 millionth passenger arrived in Luton from Istanbul, a route launched earlier this year, and was welcomed by Wizz Air and Airport staff.
Zsuzsa Trubek, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air UK, said: “It’s a big day for Wizz Air as we celebrate 65 million passengers at London Luton Airport. What we can offer travellers is an exciting mix of popular destinations, as well as off-the-beaten-track locations to explore.
“As we go into the summer holiday season, we are excited to welcome even more customers travelling for their holidays or visiting family and friends. The UK is an important market for us, and London remains a key focus for investment. We would like to thank the team at London Luton Airport for their partnership over the past 19 years and look forward to what the future holds!”
Jonathan Rayner, Chief Commercial Officer at London Luton Airport, added: “The success of Wizz Air at London Luton Airport is testament to our strong partnership. Since that first flight in 2004, both Wizz and LLA have made huge advances, achieving impressive growth in both passenger numbers and the choice of destinations.
“Our priority, as ever, is to continue to deliver a simple and friendly passenger experience as we move towards the next key milestone of our relationship with Wizz – next year’s 20th anniversary.”