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Wizz Air (W6)
Wizz Air is a Hungarian low cost airline with attractive low prices that offers services from London Luton to Budapest, Warsaw, Kiev, and Bucharest, among others. Outside of Europe, Wizz Air offers cheap flights to Dubai, Israel, Turkey and Georgia. Operating in a similar way to Ryanair, Wizz Air services smaller, secondary airports to be able to reduce their costs and ticket fares.
- IATA code: W6
- Number of serviced cities: 97
- Main hub: Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD)
- Alliance: ELFAA (European Low Fares Airline Assoc.)
- Fleet: 53
History of Wizz Air
The idea of the first low-cost airline to operate out of Hungary was conceived in June of 2003 by a group of six people. In only three months, the airline was ready to fly. On May of 2004, the airlines first cheap flights to Katowice took off from Budapest. Today Wizz Air operates from 11 bases in the surrounding region of Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, and Czech Republic. In their first year of operation Wizz Air carried almost 1.4m passengers. Wizz Air offers a simple service which includes ticket-less travel, using the services of smaller, secondary airports, single-class aircrafts with leather seats, no arranged seating system, and catering on demand for an extra payment. Their aircrafts seat 180 passengers.
Travel with Wizz Air: practical information
- Meals: Offered is the possibility of purchasing drinks and snacks including croissants, coffee, long drinks, sandwiches, etc.
- Entertainment: Bring your own reading material or electronic devices.
- Cabin: 1 piece per passenger weighing a maximum of 10kg and be no larger than 42 x 32 x 25cm. In addition one may carry a coat, reading material, etc.
- Checked: All baggage is subject to a fee per bag and per passenger. Pay online to receive a discounted price as the airport fees to check baggage are hefty.
- Excess: 0-5kg is €5/€75 at the airport, 5-10kg is €30 online/€150 at the airport, 10-20kg is €80 online/€300 at the airport, 20-35kg is €140 online/€525 at the airport.
Discounts and Special Offers
Infants can travel at the fixed rate of €25 on the laps of their accompanying adults.
|Telephone:||0904 475 9500 (65p/min)|
|Departure cities:||London, Beauvais, Budapest, Tirana, Nice|