Wizz Air flights between Budapest – Edinburgh and Budapest – Warsaw will be suspended for nearly a month starting from late March.
A reader of airportal.hu has discovered that tickets for the Hungarian airline’s Budapest – Edinburgh route cannot be booked between 28 March and 21 April. But there is another related change: Wizz Air is also suspending its Budapest – Warsaw route. There will be no flights on this route between 26 March and 26 April.
Flights between Budapest and Edinburgh will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays until 25 March, airportal.hu reports. Following the airline’s change to a summer schedule, the route will be suspended for almost a month. Tickets can be booked from 26 April, but the days will change. From that date, flights will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The reader, who informed the portal of the change, pointed out that unfortunately this timing might be inconvenient for many travelers. The routes will be suspended at the same time when Easter is celebrated. According to the reader, many people working abroad will be visiting their families back home during the holiday, so the airline’s decision to change its schedule comes at the worst time possible.
Airportal.hu contacted Wizz Air to find out the reason for the flight cancellations. As explained in their response, Wizz Air aims to offer its passengers the lowest possible fares to the most popular destinations. For this reason, the airline constantly monitors the performance of its routes. The reply states that as a consequence, tickets cannot be booked due to the optimisation of the routes.
Passengers who have already booked tickets on these routes will be informed of the changes by e-mail. For these passengers, an alternative timetable will be offered by e-mail. In addition, the airline will offer a compensation of 120 percent of the original ticket price in WIZZ credits or a full refund of the original fare. However, this only applies to passengers “who have booked directly on the airline’s website or via its application.”