WIZZ AIR has announced that it is opening a new base at Gatwick Airport – moving in where Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and easyJet have vacated.
The budget airline will start by running four flight routes from the West Sussex airport, including to Malta, Athens, Naples and Lanzarote.
Gatwick will be the third base for Wizz Air UK, alongside London Luton and the recently announced Doncaster Sheffield.
The airline will allocate 1 Airbus A321 aircraft to the South London hub and launch four new routes to leisure destinations in Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta from October 22.
Tickets are now available, with fares starting from £21.99.
They are also offering 50 per cent off their Flex service for the next 72 hours on all flights booked from Gatwick.
Wizz Flex is an add-on to the fare, which means passengers can cancel their flight up to three hours before departure and get 100 per cent of the fare immediately reimbursed in airline credit.
The customer can also change dates and routes an unlimited number of times.
Virgin Atlantic closed its base at the airport, British Airways transferred the majority of its flights to Heathrow and easyJet axed a number of flights.
This Wizz Air announcement follows the recent expansion at Doncaster Sheffield.
From there, the airline will launch seven new routes to destinations including Alicante, Malaga, Larnaca, Faro, Lublin, Kosice and Suceava in October.