Wizz Air To Launch UK – Russia Flights In October

Low cost travelers will soon have more connections on Wizz Air out of the United Kingdom. Following a recent expansion out of Edinburgh, Wizz Air is set to commence flights to Russia from next month. In addition, Wizz Air is targeting a huge expansion across Europe. Let’s take a look at Wizz Air’s plans.

Wizz Air
Wizz Air is expanding with new routes to destinations like Russia. Photo: Wizz Air

New flights to Russia

Wizz Air will commence flights from London Luton to Moscow- Vnukovo and St. Petersburg starting October 1st, 2019 as reported at Routes Online. Both will make use of the Airbus A321, with each flight operating once daily.

Airbus A321
An Airbus A321 will operate both flights to Russia from London- Luton. Photo: Wizz Air

At over three hours, these flights are one of the longer ones within Europe and on Wizz Air metal; that is, until Wizz Air launches A321XLR services. Wizz Air, as a low-cost carrier, operates its aircraft in an all-economy configuration, although it does offer some seats with greater legroom.

Wizz Air Interior
Wizz Air operates all of their aircraft in an all-economy, low-cost configuration with some extra legroom seats. Photo: Wizz Air

Wizz Air expands from Poland as well

Wizz Air is also expanding their services out of Poland as per a press release from the airline. In addition to increases in services out of Gdansk, Wizz Air will also add services out of Warsaw and Krakow. Warsaw will see the following new destinations available:

  • Turku
  • Tenerife
  • Bologna
  • Madrid

Gdansk will see new service to Bari, Italy. And, Krakow will see the following new connections:

  • Trondheim
  • Verona
  • Barcelona
  • Bergen
  • Milan
  • Bologna
  • Haugesund
  • Stavanger
  • London- Gatwick
  • Tromso
Eastern Europe Wizz Air
Poland will see a number of new routes on Wizz Air metal. Photo: Wizz Air

Odessa and Vienna to also see an expansion

Odesa, Ukraine, and Vienna are also going to see an expansion of services from Wizz Air as per Routes Online reporting. Odessa will soon be connected to the following cities:

  • Berlin- Schoenefeld
  • Bratislava
  • Budapest
  • Gdansk
  • Katowice
  • Wroclaw

The new Odessa flights will commence from early November. Vienna is receiving services to a few new destinations as well including:

  • Athens
  • Cologne
  • Pristina
  • Tirana

All of the Vienna services will commence from mid-December- just before the winter holidays.

Wizz Air
Wizz Air keeps expanding across Europe. Photo: Wizz Air

Delayed services out of Georgia

Kutaisi, Georgia was set to receive new service on Wizz Air from December. Instead, Wizz Air is delaying the launch of several routes until July. These include flights to:

  • Venice Treviso
  • Naples
  • Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden
  • Hamburg
  • Frankfurt

Pisa to Kutaisi services, however, will still commence in mid-December.

Wizz Air
Kutaisi, Georgia will see new services commence in July 2020. Photo: Wizz Air


These routes display an incredible expansion from a low-cost carrier. In the past few months, Wizz Air has consistently announced additional services as they receive new Airbus aircraft. Time will only tell how much more Wizz Air can grow.

Will you fly on any of these new services? How much more do you think Wizz Air can grow? Let us know in the comments! 

Routes Online was the source for several new routes announcements as highlighted above.