Wizz Air launches two UK domestic routes

Services are set to depart next month from a pair of British airports

Luton-based low-cost carrier Wizz Air UK has made its first highly anticipated move towards operating UK domestic flights.  

Twice-weekly services connecting Cardiff and Doncaster with Jersey have appeared on its booking system. The first flights of each are set to begin on July 9. 

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While not clear at this stage, it’s thought a single Airbus A321 based at the Welsh facility will be used for the service, while a smaller A320 is expected to be utilised for the connection from the Yorkshire gateway. 

Speaking exclusively to Key.Aero in March, Owain Jones, the low-cost carrier’s managing director commented on the possibility of launching domestic operations: “We’re looking at opportunities all the time.” 

“One of the great things about Wizz is we have so many chances to use our capacity,” he added. 

The decision is not without precedent as the budget firm launched domestic operations in Norway last November – to compete with Norwegian Air – but dropped the routes in May. 

Fares for both routes are understandably priced low at around £18 one-way. Currently, Wizz Air has no direct competition on these links.