LONDON, UKHungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air announced it has acquired 15 daily slot pairs from Norwegian Air Shuttle at London Gatwick Airport.

The deal means Wizz Air UK will base four additional Airbus A321neo aircraft at Gatwick , bringing the total aircraft based at Gatwick to five from Spring 2022 onwards. Wizz Air will be launching a host of new low-fare routes, and the acquired slots will also create significant inbound flight opportunities for Wizz Air Hungary.

"Since the opening of its base at Gatwick Airport in October 2020, Wizz Air has offered a wealth of both well-known and emerging destinations for its customers based in London and the South of England, as well as a boost to the local economy by creating local jobs. The successful bid for more slots reiterates Wizz Air's long-term commitment to both the airport and the region," the airline said in its press release.

Throughout the pandemic, Wizz Air has been and remains focused on growth in the UK and across its network, having opened 18 new bases, started over 400 new routes, and delivered 39 new aircraft since March 2020.