Hungarian based budget airline Wizz Air has said that it will resume flights this week. It reopens it’s Romanian base at Timisoara on 1st May.
Wizz Air will be operating flights to and from cities including Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Brussels and London Luton. In addition, services out of Luton are scheduled to restart from this Friday.
The airline’s UK managing director, Owain Jones, said ” as we restart our flights from Luton our number one priority for passengers needing to travel and our crew is health, safety and well being”.
Strict sanitary protocols will be in place on all flights, including masks and gloves for all crew members. With disinfectant wipes being distributed to every passenger.
Although the restart is good news for customers wishing to return home from the UK to their European countries of residence.There are concerns that it will mean that customers with existing bookings will no longer be allowed to refunds as the flights are not cancelled.
Who are Wizz Air
Wizz Air is a low cost Hungarian Airline, with head offices in Budapest. It mainly served Europe but in addition North Africa and the Middle East. Wizz Air is the largest Hungarian Airline with over 60 destinations and 40 million passengers last year.
Established in 2003 with heavy investment from American partners. Wizz Air UK is based out of Luton, filling the gaps Monarch Airlines left on closure.
On 4th March 2020, the company announced that it would be reducing flights to Italy and adjusting its flight schedule as a response to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Europe.