Wizz Air has suspended flights from Budapest to several destinations in Ukraine and the Balkans for about a month. The low-cost airline has cancelled flights of the affected flights until the second half of August. The reason behind this sudden change and lockdown is the Hungarian government’s new restrictions to enter Hungary introduced recently.
According to AIRportal’s information, Wizz Air suspended and cancelled flights due to travel restrictions introduced in Hungary recently. This will affect several routes to and from Budapest, with no flights to Lviv, Sarajevo, Odesa, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Pristina, Tirana, Podgorica, Skopje and Zaporizhia in the following month.
According to the data shown in the airline’s reservation system when this article was published, flights from
Budapest – Kyiv were suspended until 17th of August,
Budapest – Zaporizhia were suspended until 17th of August,
Budapest – Sarajevo were suspended until 17th of August,
Budapest – Pristina were also suspended until 17th of August,
Budapest – Lviv, although they said that it will be suspended as well, yet it can still be booked,
Budapest – Tirana, although the airline said that flights will be suspended, it can still be booked, although there are only two flights a week in July,
Budapest – Odesa were suspended until 18th of August,
Budapest – Kharkiv were suspended until 18th of August,
Budapest – Podgorica were suspended until 19th of August,
Budapest – Skopje flights are suspended until 19th of August.
Turizmusonline said that Wizz Air will continuously review the duration of suspensions by monitoring the entry restrictions of each country and the airline will decide according to those measures whether to resume their flights. Although the company’s announcement did not mention it, the airline has also suspended two flights to Bulgaria which is in the ‘yellow’ category of Hungary’s travel restrictions.
Budapest – Sofia flights are suspended until 17th of August,
Budapest – Burgas flights are suspended until 18th of August.
Despite Spain being in the ‘green’ category of Hungary’s travel restrictions, Wizz Air postponed the departure of the Budapest-Santander flight, to 15th June 2021. This flight was originally planned to be live from the 2nd of June this year. Additionally, the flights between Budapest and Castellón, which opened last year, will only continue from the end of March 2021.
According to the current information in the company’s booking system, flights to Russia (Moscow, Kazan, St. Petersburg) will only resume around the 20th of August. Additionally, Wizz Air’s last flight between Budapest and Glasgow will depart on the 24th of July, and the flight will be suspended after that until the end of March 2021.