On 6 August 2021, a WizzAir aeroplane could not take off due to the weather in Santorini, Greece. This affected 200 passengers travelling to Budapest.
A strong transverse wind in Santorini made it impossible for pilots to transport the passengers safely. Due to this, Hungarian tourists had to spend one more day in Greece. WizzAir made a statement that passengers will get a refund for the extra fees paid for their accommodation if they ask for it, wrote 24.hu.
The airline advised the passengers to look for accommodation as many planes could not take off due to the weather, and accommodation became less and less available. In the case passengers needed help with booking hotels and other types of accommodation, the company helped them find available spots.
Another plane had to stay in Budapest where pilots and passengers could not take off as a result of the plane that had to stay in Greece, wrote Telex.
WizzAir stated that the situation was further aggravated by the fact that several of the passengers of the plane stuck in Budapest became verbally and physically violent during the wait, thus endangering the safety of the trip. The airline also expressed that they have zero tolerance for all kinds of aggressive behaviour, and the safety of their passengers, crew and staff remains the most important.
The flight to Santorini finally took off at 12:30 on Saturday.
Source: 24.hu, Telex