Wizz Air

  •  Last updated on 5 Oct 2023

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Wizz Air

Wizz Air is a Hungarian multinational ultra low-cost carrier with its head office in Budapest, Hungary.

Wizz Air History

Wizz Air is a Hungarian airline, established in September 2003. The airline initially started with just two aircraft and operated flights between Poland and the United Kingdom focusing on providing affordable air travel. The airline's founders, József Váradi and a group of private investors, aimed to fill a gap in the market by offering budget-friendly flights to destinations often underserved by other carriers. It began operations in May 2004 with its inaugural flight from Katowice Wojciech Korfanty Airport to London Luton Airport. Originally focused on serving Central and Eastern Europe, Wizz Air rapidly expanded its route network beyond Europe. Now Wizz Air Holdings has three airline subsidiaries: Wizz Air Hungary, Wizz Air UK and Wizz Air Abu Dhabi.

Wizz Air Fleet

As of 2023, Wizz Air has a modern fleet of over 150 Airbus aircraft making it one of the largest low-cost airlines in Europe. Average age of the Wizz Air aircraft is around 5 years. The airline primarily operates a single aircraft type, the Airbus A320 family, which includes the A320-200, A321neo and A321ceo models. Each aircraft features a single-class configuration. This uniformity in the fleet allows for streamlined operations, maintenance, and training. Wizz Air operates flights to more than 190 destinations in 51 countries, connecting major cities in Eastern and Central Europe with Western Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Wizz Air Staff and Services

More than 4000 people work for Wizz Air and its international team brings together more than 75 different nationalities. The Wizz Air Pilot Academy Programme launched in 2017. It is an integrated pilot training Programme, which allows young adults with no prior aviation experience to obtain a Commercial Pilot License, as well the opportunity to join the Wizz Air.

Wizz Air offers a user-friendly website and mobile app that enhance the travel experience for its passengers. The website and app provide convenient features such as easy flight searches, online booking and check-in, real-time flight updates, and personalized notifications, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free journey with Wizz Air.

In 2022, Wizz Air carried over 40 million passengers. 

Wizz Air Frequent Flyer Program

Wizz Air offers a frequent flyer program called "Wizz Discount Club" to provide its loyal customers with exclusive benefits and discounts. As a member of the program, passengers can enjoy various advantages such as discounted fares, priority access to sales and promotions, and the ability to bring an additional small bag on board. The program is designed to enhance the travel experience for frequent Wizz Air flyers and reward their loyalty. 

Wizz Air Route Network

Wizz Air has several base airports across Europe, where it operates a significant number of flights. Some of its main base airports include Budapest Ferenc Liszt Airport (BUD) in Hungary, Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) in Poland, Bucharest Henri Coandă (OTP) in Romania , and Sofia Airport (SOF) in Bulgaria. 

Some of the main destinations served by Wizz Air include:

  • London Luton Airport (LTN) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW), 
  • Paris Beauvais Airport (BVA) and Paris Orly Airport (ORY), 
  • Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER), 
  • Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA), 
  • Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN),
  • Tel Aviv Ben-Gurion Airport (TLV), 
  • Dubai Al Maktoum Airport (DWC).

Wizz Air Compensation

Our recent data indicates that 106 of passengers on Wizz Air  flights submitted their flight compensation claims for the amount of 45400 EUR for the last 7 days.

Data shown are estimates, based on internal databases.

Wizz Air, like other European Union airlines, adheres to the EU 261 regulation of 2004 (EC No 261/2004), which provides rights and protections to passengers in cases of flight delays, flight cancellations, and denied boarding. Under this regulation, passengers may be entitled to compensation, assistance, and reimbursement of expenses, depending on the circumstances of the flight disruption.

In case you have experienced a Wizz Air flight delay, cancellation or another disruption, you can easily check your flight compensation using the flight compensation calculator below.

This article relies on information from open sources for informational purposes only. While we have taken care to ensure accuracy, we cannot guarantee the completeness or timeliness of the information. We are not liable for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information presented.

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