Wizz Air to pull out of Cardiff

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By Linsey McNeill
10/01/2023
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Wizz Air has confirmed that it is axing its two remaining routes from Cardiff Airport.

Following a reduction in services from the Welsh airport, announced last August, the airline has decided to drop its remaining flights to Milan and Bucharest from 25 January.

Affected customers will be notified via e-mail and can opt for either a 120% refund of the original fare in airline credit, a 100% cash refund, or an alternative flight via Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick, Leeds, Liverpool or London Luton, it said.

All Cardiff based employees will be offered redeployment opportunities at other Wizz Air bases in the UK.

Wizz Air said it remains committed to long-term growth in the UK and it will continue to operate at eight UK airports, flying over 120 routes.

In the past 12 months, Wizz Air has based two new aircraft across UK airports and launched new routes to several destinations, including Agadir, Amman, Dubrovnik, Faro, Lyon, Marrakesh, Nice, Prague, Sharm El Sheikh, Tallinn and Verona. 

MD of Wizz Air UK Marion Geoffroy said: “The challenging macro-economic environment and high operational costs including fuel mean that unfortunately we are unable to continue operating from Cardiff Airport. We sincerely apologise to our customers in Wales and the southwest of England for the disruption and inconvenience that this will cause.”

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