Wizz Air has revealed it will be opening a second UK base later this year, at Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

The budget airline has been flying from the airport for 14 years across 10 routes, but will now be setting up on a permanent basis.

To mark its new base, the airline is allocating one Airbus A320 aircraft to Doncaster Sheffield, which will serve seven new routes.

This includes Alicante and Malaga in Spain, Larnaca in Cyprus, Faro in Portugal, Lublin in Poland, Kosice in Slovakia and Suceava in Romania.

The airline is opening a new base at Doncaster Sheffield

While the new routes are expected to take off from the 22nd October 2020, tickets are already available to book on the Wizz Air website with prices from £17.99.

However, make sure to check the latest FCO advice for your chosen destination before you book or travel. At the time of writing, the Foreign Office currently advises against travel to Spain and Portugal.

The new base means that Wizz Air now has 11 aircraft permanently based in the UK.

The airline claims that this means it has nearly 1.8 million seats on sale, with 107 routes from the UK on offer for the rest of 2020.

Doncaster Sheffield isn't the only new base being opened - it's part of a wider expansion for the company.

In fact, Wizz Air has previously announced plans for new bases in Bac?u, Dortmund, Lviv, Larnaca, Milan-Malpensa, Tirana and Saint Petersburg.

The airline has also launched over 200 new routes across the network since April 2020.

During the coronavirus pandemic, Wizz Air has also introduced enhanced health and safety measures.

Face masks will be compulsory on board for both passengers and crew, while for flights over four hours passengers are asked to bring replacement masks as well.

The airline says it will be disinfecting its aircraft daily, while also maintaining social distancing guidelines on and off its planes. You can find out more about the measures on Wizz Air's dedicated page.