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Wizz Air

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is a Hungarian budget airline that has headquarters in the capital city of Budapest. Its legal name is Wizz Air Hungary Ltd. Wizz Air has been in operation since September 2003 when the company was founded with the help of American investors, Indigo Partners, a private equity firm specialising in aviation projects. Wizz Air does not bear the Hungarian flag but is the largest airline operating from the Eastern European country. Wizz Air flights currently operate in 42 countries and the company has the largest fleet in Hungary.

Wizz Air launched on the London Stock Exchange in February 2015. Two years later in 2017, Wizz Air announced the launch of a new division in the UK based at London Luton, using the taking off and landing spots formerly used by the now-defunct Monarch Airlines, which went into administration in 2017. Wizz Air operates by using small out-of-town airports, such as Luton. This vastly reduces costs and fees for the airlines and its passengers.

In May 2018, Wizz Air was granted permission to operate out of British airports by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. This ensures that the new airline will be able to continue working after Brexit - Britain's planned departure from the European Union. Operations began on 3 May 2018, and the first flight was from Luton to Bucharest, Romania. Wizz Air Holdings is regarded as one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe. Plans for a new Wizz Air base at Vienna International Airport were announced in January 2018.

By the end of this year, Wizz Air UK is expected to have eight Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, which is very positive for the UK economy as it will have created approximately 300 new jobs. Wizz Air and Wizz Air UK, along with other budget airlines, such as easyJet and Vueling aim to provide low-cost flights to popular European tourist destinations such as Athens, Bari, Bratislava, Larnaca, Lviv, Keflavik and Tirana. The Wizz Air fleet consists of 69 Airbus A320-200 and 30 Airbus 321. Wizz Air currently has 273 aircraft on order - as of April 2018 - which is the greatest number of all European airlines; Norwegian Air International is in second place.

Wizz Air varies from other airlines, such as British Airways, in that you can't book a specific seat on a plane. However, you can pay a fee to board the plane ahead of other passengers, enabling you to have a greater seating choice. Wizz Air offers passengers a range of hot and cold snacks and beverages and accepts cash payments in a number of currencies. Wizz Boutique also offers passengers the chance to buy gifts and travel accessories whilst on the plane.

How do I check in online with Wizz Air?

Wizz Air check-in is a very straightforward process and passengers can check-in during the two weeks before their flight departure time., until three hours before departure. Not all airports offer an online check-in service so it's worth checking when you make your booking. If the service isn't offered, check-in is completely free.

Wizz Air online check-in is time-saving as opposed to checking in at the airport which does incur a larger fee. You can purchase a Wizz Air web check-in by going to the Add Service page on the Wizz Air website and selecting the online check-in option.

What is my checked baggage allowance on Wizz Air?

Wizz Air baggage allowance is up to six pieces of checked baggage per flight and per customer, each of which is subject to a fee. The first three pieces of baggage can be purchased via the website, the additional three must be purchased at the airport and will be subject to higher fees. Passengers may be interested to note that Wizz Air Ukraine allows the first piece of baggage to be completely free.

What hand luggage can I take on Wizz Air?

Wizz Air hand luggage allowance permits each passenger to take up to one piece of hand luggage to accompany them on the flight, and they are also allowed additional items, such as a coat, book or a walking stick. Carry-on bags that are smaller than 42 cm x 32 cm x 25 cm are free of charge, but larger bags that won't fit underneath a seat but which can comfortably fit into the overhead locker are subject to a fee, which is calculated on the date of your flight.

Latest customer reviews on Wizz Air flights

3.3 /5
Total reviews based on: 150
Liverpool
Varna
Liverpool John Lennon - Varna ( LPL - VAR )
2.0 /5
Bren
Date 2019-08-11 Location Liverpool Age 51-70 Class Economy

Odd queing techniques left in hot weather waiting in Varna

2.0 /5
1 reviews
Bucharest
Stockholm
Otopeni International - Skavsta ( OTP - NYO )
2.0 /5
Kois
Date 2019-08-09 Location România Age 31-50 Class Economy

AIR Serbia is acceptabile But Wizz AIR shouldn't exist on the market. Worst airline ever!

2.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Craiova
Luton International - CRAIOVA ( LTN - CRA )
1.0 /5
frustrated
Date 2019-08-07 Location Midlands Age 51-70 Class Economy

Logged on to account no record of flight no receipt. Rubbish service

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Sofia
London
Sofia Intl - Luton International ( SOF - LTN )
1.0 /5
Stasi
Date 2019-08-04 Location Sofia Age 31-50 Class Economy

Delay 9 hours-awful!

1.8 /5
4 reviews
London
Gdansk
Luton International - Rebiechowo ( LTN - GDN )
2.0 /5
Paul
Date 2019-08-03 Location Wales Age 51-70 Class Economy

Wizz at Luton was shocking- no information about check in long queues with Priority taking preference- not enough desks open. Gda?sk was much better. Smaller airport with less budget airlines

2.3 /5
4 reviews
London
Gdansk
Gatwick - Rebiechowo ( LGW - GDN )
1.0 /5
Kristoffer Poulsen
Date 2019-08-02 Location Denmark Age Under 30 Class Economy

We were 17 hours delayed and offered no compensation vouchers or accommodation absolutely appalling. At the airport we were kept in the dark until 2am with no information (we were supposed to fly at 10pm)

1.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Riga
Luton International - Riga ( LTN - RIX )
1.0 /5
Tania
Date 2019-07-30 Location Age 31-50 Class Economy

Horrible air company ! Flight was cancelled and they never offered any help

3.3 /5
3 reviews
London
Sofia
Luton International - Sofia Intl ( LTN - SOF )
1.0 /5
Kosta
Date 2019-07-30 Location Age Class Economy

Denied boarding as flight overbooked by 5 people.

3.0 /5
6 reviews
London
Varna
Luton International - Varna ( LTN - VAR )
1.0 /5
Mohammed
Date 2019-07-29 Location London Age 51-70 Class Economy

the worst airline I have travelled on in all my life. whizz air staff at Varna airport most racist rude and ill mannered on all levels. nothing like the staff at Luton airport.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Bucharest
Luton International - Otopeni International ( LTN - OTP )
3.0 /5
Anna
Date 2019-07-23 Location Sydney Age 31-50 Class Economy

They seat everybody separately even though we booked as a group

3.6 /5
10 reviews
London
Iasi
Luton International - Iasi ( LTN - IAS )
4.0 /5
Nicu & Liliana Urse
Date 2019-07-21 Location UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

I'm disappointed because I booked seats and when I arrived at the airport I had to pay another £ 65 fee. It was not fair! I ask you to settle my amount!

3.6 /5
7 reviews
London
Warsaw
Luton International - Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport ( LTN - WAW )
5.0 /5
Raggytache
Date 2019-07-14 Location Middlesbrough Age 51-70 Class Economy

Flight was late we were supposed to get on a bus at 1240 in Warsaw to get us to Lodz we missed it and had to fork out for train tickets is plane didn't leave Luton on time

3.2 /5
6 reviews
London
Cluj-Napoca
Luton International - Napoca ( LTN - CLJ )
3.0 /5
ab
Date 2019-07-10 Location devon Age 51-70 Class Economy

Flew Luton to Cluj (Romania) Thu out and Mon back. Check in at Luton was efficient including partner's outsize luggage (bike box). Flight take off was well after schedule (not loaded on time and then missed ATC window so additional wait (on the ground)) and we arrived a bit late. Offload of luggage was prompt (Cluj airport not busy). On return to UK rather inefficient check-in desks at Cluj. Again late to be called to board late to take off so delayed arrival at Luton where wind shift forced an aborted landing adding another 15 minutes to lateness of arrival - about 90 minutes late compared to scheduled ETA of 1235. Had only cabin bags so away quickly to M25 'car park'.

3.3 /5
4 reviews
Bucharest
London
Otopeni International - Luton International ( OTP - LTN )
1.0 /5
Vali
Date 2019-06-30 Location Romania Age 51-70 Class Economy

Discrase! 2h delay not even a water bottle as an apology for the time spanet just sitting in the plane waiting to get clearance for takeoff! Shame on wizz air! Shame on them!

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Warsaw
Barcelona
Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport - El Prat ( WAW - BCN )
1.0 /5
Smeyra
Date 2019-06-15 Location Turkey Age Under 30 Class Economy

Yes I haven’t been informed about cancellation of my flight and they don’t give guarantee giving my refund. I have had my worst flight experience with your company.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
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