Wizz Air will add a new aircraft to its Luton fleet, bringing its total at the airport to 12.
The low-cost carrier said the addition of the new Airbus A321neo signals the airline’s “unwavering confidence in the UK market”.
The extra capacity means Wizz will be able to offer more than 12 million seats per year from Luton.
With flights starting this winter, there will be increased frequency to the Egyptian resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh, plus Tirana, Prague, Reykjavik and Amman.
The airline expects to create 40 new jobs thanks to the arrival of the new aircraft, bringing the number of staff in the UK to almost 800.
Marion Geoffroy, managing director of Wizz Air UK, said: “The addition of a new aircraft marks a significant investment for the UK, and we’re pleased to solidify our market-leading position at London Luton.
“Sustainability is a priority for us, so we are only investing in the latest technology aircraft to help meet our environmental commitments.
“We are seeing increased demand for more flights to destinations across Europe. With this new aircraft increasing our capacity at Luton, we are now providing more seats than ever for passengers to travel to and from London.”