The Hungarian airline, Wizz Air, has announced that it would leave the Russian airspace – for the time being.
Wizz Air is cancelling all its flights to and from Russia until 31 October, which means the end of the summer timetable. According to Index.hu, the airline has taken this decision in light of the current war situation and market developments.
As they wrote in a statement to Index.hu,
all flights to and from Ukraine would be suspended until the end of June. The affected flights had already been removed from the booking system.
As Napi.hu writes, on Thursday, flights to Russia were still available on their website. Seats were open until the autumn, and in February they announced that they would help refugees from Ukraine with 100,000 free plane tickets. All one needed to book a flight was a Ukrainian ID card or passport. Wizz Air even extended the deadline to obtain the free tickets until 10 April.
Wizz Air is reopening nine routes this year. The following destinations will be available again from Budapest: London-Gatwick, Edinburgh, Oslo, Podgorica, Warsaw, Bologna and Skopje. From Debrecen, Tel Aviv and Larnaca will be the two new available destinations.
In addition, according to Index.hu, the number of German tourists at Lake Balaton may increase this year, as Wizz Air has launched a direct flight between Hévíz and Dortmund. This is not the only new development announced by the airline though: two more coastal destinations will be available from Debrecen. According to Wizz Air, these two destinations will be Burgas and Corfu.
As we can read in Airportal.hu’s article, according to the booking system,
flights between Dortmund and Lake Balaton as well as Debrecen and Burgas will operate twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, from the first week of June.
The A320 aircraft family of Wizz Air will operate between Corfu and Debrecen every Wednesday.
Source: Index, napi.hu