Wizz Air changed its plans again after meeting critical voices regarding their resuming flights to Moscow after they suspended them when the war broke out. For the time being, they will not fly to the Russian capital.
As we reported before, Wizz Air announced that they will resume flights from the United Arab Emirates to Moscow in October. Now, things have changed again. Wizz Air has suspended plans to resume flights from the Russian capital Moscow to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates after mounting criticism of the decision to restart, Reuters reports.
Wizz Air’s statement on Friday, in which it postponed flights until further notice, made no mention of the social media backlash, which included calls for a boycott of the airline, but referred only to “industry supply chain constraints”. On Twitter, the airline said in response to the criticisms that the flight would be operated by its Abu Dhabi-based company, which is a UAE-registered company operating under Gulf state rules, Portfolio.hu writes.
Wizz Air, listed on the London Stock Exchange, owns a 49% stake in Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, whose aircraft carry the European airline’s name and branding. The Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund ADQ owns 51% of the low-cost airline.
Wizz Air said this month that it will resume flights between Abu Dhabi and Moscow in October, after suspending all its flights to Russia on 27 February following the invasion of Ukraine.
As we reported before, Wizz Air is said to suspend 6 routes from its newly opened Sarajevo base in the winter. The cutbacks are believed to be a result of low demand. According to exyuaviation.com, Wizz Air discontinued ticket sales for flights from Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital to Malmö, Gothenburg, Charleroi, Sandefjord, Treviso and Beauvais for the winter.
Passengers can book the last flights to Malmö on 2 October, to Gothenburg, Charleroi, and Sandefjord on 9 October, and to Treviso and Beauvais on 27 October this year. After autumn, these flights will depart from the nearby Tuzla airport.
Source: Reuters.com, Portfolio.hu