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Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air has announced it is to open its first UK base at Luton Airport.
The low-cost carrier has been flying to Luton for 12 years and is already the second largest carrier at the airport after easyJet.
The Luton base will be their first in the UK, and their 28th in total.
The company expect the move to create 36 new jobs and the base will house one new Airbus A320 aircraft.
As part of the plans, there will also be three new routes to Tel Aviv in Israel, Pristina in Kosovo and Kutaisi in Georgia.
Today’s announcement once again underlines Wizz Air’s commitment to the UK. Our first Wizz Air flight from the UK took off from London Luton in 2004 and since then, we have carried over 35 million passengers on our low-fare UK routes.
By establishing base operations at London Luton, where WIZZ is already the second largest operator and an important supporter of local jobs with our business partners, we are also creating direct local jobs with one of Europe’s fastest-growing airlines for the first time.
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The construction of a £40 million teaching and research 'STEM' building for science and engineering at the University of Bedfordshire is a step closer. Construction firm 'RG Carter' has been appointed to build the STEM centre at the Luton Campus which will be dedicated to teaching and research in the 'stem' subjects such of maths, science, engineering and technology.
“This is part of the University’s wider vision for high-level skills growth in Luton and Bedfordshire. Our new STEM building will support the ambitions of regional policymakers to enhance the skills base in Luton, extending opportunity for local residents and attracting investment to the region.”
The building will also be home to a new Science and Engineering Outreach Centre, which will promote the value of science and engineering to local schools.
RG Carter has been involved in construction projects with universities and other education providers, including Norwich University College of Arts, Cambridge University, The University of East Anglia and Anglia Ruskin University.
The STEM building is due for completion in 2018.
Essex has carried out the first in-depth look at how part of our region is positioned for the challenges of a post-Brexit world.
A new report looks in detail at the county's economy and highlights what it should be doing to take advantage of the opportunities ahead.
Plans for a major business park have taken a step forward after Southend-on-Sea Borough Council received nearly £20m from Government.
The news was announced this morning by Local Growth Minister, Andrew Percy, who announced a government cash injection of £102 million for capital projects for the South East.
The money will go toward the Airport Business Park Southend. The project is expected to attract firms from the medical technology, aviation, advanced engineering and manufacturing sectors.
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