24 Feb 2017

Independent – Fares war to Tel Aviv as fourth airline adds flights from Luton

The no-frills war at Luton airport has stepped up a gear, with Wizz Air taking on three existing airlines on the route to Tel Aviv. The budget carrier, based in Hungary, is offering summer fares on the 2,220-mile route at below prevailing levels. 
Flights begin on 24 June, and operate four times a week. On the launch date, Wizz Air is charging £241 including a return flight a week later. The lowest rival fare, on easyJet, is £201. On the following Tuesday, Wizz Air’s return fare is down to £177 — £80 below easyJet’s rate.