In pictures: Wizz Air’s spectacular four-aircraft flypast

The low-cost carrier was welcomed to Wales following an amazing flypast enjoyed by thousands 

Wizz Air UK made its big entrance to Wales over the weekend when it conducted a four-aircraft flypast of three Welsh cities. 

The low-cost carrier, which is due to begin services from the country for the first time in May, flew four Airbus A321s in formation over Cardiff, Newport and Swansea. 

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Photo Wizz Air/Jac Osborne

The jets – G-WUKI (c/n 8625), G-WUKL (c/n 8791), G-WUKC (c/n 8169), and G-WUKJ (c/n 8879) – arrived overhead Cardiff at around 2.00pm local time on Saturday and then paired up for flypasts of the three cities. 

Kilo Juliet and Kilo India joined together as did Kilo Lima and Kilo Charlie. The two pairs then flew in formation past each of the cities one behind each other. 

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The leader of the pack was G-WUKC who flew at 8,000ft, followed by G-WUKL at 7,000ft. G-WUKJ and G-WUKI trailed at 5,475ft and 4,475ft, respectively. 

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After completing the flypast, the A321s flew overhead the airport and then fanned out to position themselves for an approach to landing. 

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In preparation for the base’s anticipated opening on May 17, a new maintenance operation at Cardiff Airport has opened this week. The four jets were positioned to the Welsh site to make use of this new facility. 

The airline plans to operate nine routes from the South Wales airport to Alicante, Faro, Larnaca, Tenerife, Heraklion, Corfu, Mallorca, Lanzarote and Sharm El Sheikh.