Wizz Air Launches Its First UK Domestic Service

Following a year of notable expansions across the United Kingdom, Wizz Air UK is launching its first domestic service in the country. The carrier will be operating new routes to Jersey from its bases this summer.

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Fares for three flights on Wizz’ Airbus A320 family aircraft will start from £17.99 one way. Photo: Wizz Air

High hopes for the UK

Wizz Air UK recently told Simple Flying of the several opportunities arising in the UK. Overall, it has ambitious plans to conquer the low-cost market here.

At the end of last year, the firm shared that it was opening a base at Wales’ Cardiff Airport. This was the airline’s fourth United Kingdom base opening, joining the ranks of Gatwick, Luton, and Doncaster Sheffield. Now, the company is showing that it’s keen to keep the momentum going with domestic flights from two of these airports.

Two services to Jersey will launch from Doncaster Sheffield and Cardiff on July 9th. These will be twice-weekly flights operating on Monday and Friday.

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The wider company has been covering great ground across Europe and the Middle East. Photo: Getty Images

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A word from the airline

Wizz Air UK managing director Owain Jones spoke about the launch of this service to Jersey. He highlighted the wonders of the Channel Islands with this move.

“The Wizz Air UK team is working hard to ensure that summer 2021 is not cancelled, by continuing to provide low-fare flights to the destinations that our UK customers love to travel to. After an extremely challenging year we know that our customers are looking to get away for some sunshine and relaxation. Jersey has it all: uncrowded beaches, natural beauty and rich history,” Jones said in a statement.

“We are looking forward to offering our customers in Doncaster Sheffield and Cardiff, where we will soon open our new base, the opportunity to explore Jersey and the surrounding Channel Islands. The Wizz Air UK crew will be welcoming passengers on board our young and green aircraft to provide the excellent onboard service we are known for.”

Along with the natural sights, Jersey has an interesting heritage, which includes its importance during World War II. For instance, an underground hospital complex was built during the war.

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Jersey is a self-governing dependency of the UK. Photo: Getty Images

A refined approach

Wizz Air joins British Airways with this Jersey focus following the flag carrier of the UK’s announcement of a new service from London City Airport earlier this spring. Jersey has long been a tourism hot spot. Notably, it was a focus city for Flybe, which also set flight to neighboring Guernsey. There are only a handful of places that British travelers can hop to with minimal restrictions currently amid the government’s traffic light system and overseas requirements.

However, since the Channel Islands are part of the Common Travel Area with the UK, Ireland, and the Isle of Man, passengers do not need to take a coronavirus test or quarantine on arrival in England. So, it’s not a surprise that airlines would be keen to ramp up services to Jersey amid the ongoing restrictions across the continents.

What are your thoughts about Wizz Air’s plans in the United Kingdom? Are you looking to fly with the carrier this summer? Let us know what you think of the airline and its plans in the comment section.