Wizz Air Flight Delay Compensation

If your Wizz Air flight was delayed for more than three hours, you could be entitled to compensation up to 600€ under European Regulation EC 261.

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Wizz Air Flight Delays or Cancellations Rights

Flight delays or cancellations are misfortunate, but they may happen. Did you know that you might be able to receive compensation for flight disruptions?

Under EU law EC 261, if you have ever experienced Wizz Air flight delays or cancellations, you could be eligible for financial compensation of up to 600€ per person.

If your flight was delayed for more than 3 hours at the final destination or canceled without prior notice of at least 14 days, you might be qualified for compensation or a monetary refund unless the delay or cancellation was not caused by extraordinary circumstances.

Continue reading this guide to know further about your air passenger rights in situations like Wizz Air flight delays, cancellations, or denied boarding.

Wizz Air Delayed Flight Compensation

Air passengers whose flight is delayed due to the airline’s fault could be entitled to compensation of up to €600 per person under EC Regulation 261/2004.

Whereas, to be eligible for Wizz Air delayed flight compensation

  1. your flight should have reached the final destination with a delay of more than three hours
  2. your flight should have departed from EU airport or landed at EU airport
  3. and, the cause of delay shouldn’t be due to extraordinary circumstances

You can use our Wizz Air flight delay compensation form available on our website to file your claim. We at ClaimFlights help you to find out whether you are eligible or not.

How much can I claim for Wizz Air’s delayed flight?

The amount of compensation to claim varies between 250 to 600 Euros depending upon the length of the delay and the distance of your flight.

The table below shows the receivable compensation amount that you can request for Wizz Air flight delays:

Short distance
(up to 1500 km)
Medium distance
(1501 to 3500 km)
(more than 3500 km)
e.g., Frankfurt to Madrid e.g., Frankfurt to Istanbul e.g., Frankfurt to New York
€250 €400 €600*

* the amount may get reduced by 50%, i.e., you may get up to 300€ for a distance of over 3500 km if EU borders were not crossed.

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Your Flight Has Been Delayed or Canceled. What Should You Do?


Ask a reason for the delay

Ask the airline for the reason behind the delay. Get confirmation in writing from the airlines’ customer service.

Note Arrival Time

Note the flights’ arrival time, i.e., when the aircraft door was opened and passengers were allowed to step out.

Collect Evidence

Collect evidence such as pictures of arrival board, boarding pass, receipts, etc., to prove the delay.

Check your Eligibility

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Exchange contact information of co-passengers (which can act as evidence while asking for compensation).

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Wizz Air flight departure delays

For Wizz Air flight delays of more than two hours, passengers are entitled to ‘Right to Care’ assistance. And, for delays over 5 hours, you can claim Wizz Air delayed flight refund.

For 2+ Hours of Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.

For 5+ Hours of Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.


Re-routed to the earliest available flight


Refund of the ticket cost, if you were unwilling to travel


Hotel accommodation & transport facility for an overnight delay.

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Wizz Air Flight Cancellations

Flight cancellation is one of the most frustrating experiences for any air traveler, especially when you were informed last minute that your flight was canceled.

If your Wizz Air flight has been canceled without prior notice of 2 weeks, then you may be entitled to Wizz Air flight cancellation compensation or a refund.

Wizz Air Canceled Flight Compensation

Under EU law, you could be entitled to compensation for a canceled flight under the following conditions …

  • You were notified of the flight cancellation less than 14 days prior to the originally scheduled departure date.
  • The cancellation of your Wizz Air flight was not a result of extraordinary circumstances, which are situations beyond the airline’s control such as severe weather conditions or security threats.

These are the two options available for you to choose from …

  • Apply for a refund, or
  • Ask for an alternative flight

If your alternate flight delays for more than 2 hours, you could be eligible for reimbursement.

You can claim between 125€ and 600€ depending upon …

  • days you were informed before
  • the length of delay, and
  • route distance

Related Questions

Can I get compensation for a Wizz Air canceled flight?
Yes, you can get compensation for a canceled flight under EC Regulation 261/2004; if your flight was canceled without prior notice of at least 14 days, you might be eligible to get a full refund or compensation between €125 and €600.

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Do I have any rights for missed connecting flights?

It is possible for air travelers to miss their connecting flight due to delays, cancellations, or denied boarding. In such situations, you may have the right to claim compensation or ask for a refund from airlines for part of the journey not covered.

In order to claim compensation for missed connection flights, it is necessary that you booked the entire journey under one booking reference. Also, you missed your flight connection due to the delays and issues caused by the airlines.

Under EC261 Regulation, you could be entitled to missed connecting flight compensation if …

  • the same airline operates your connecting flight(s) which you missed due to a problem on your first flight, and
  • delay at the final destination is more than three hours.

Wizz Air overbooked flight compensation

If you were denied boarding due to overbooked flight, you may be eligible for compensation up to 600€ under the European Regulation EC 261 if…

  1. you have presented yourself on time for check-in, and
  2. you have a valid flight reservation and travel documentation, and
  3. you didn’t voluntarily give up your seat
  4. you reached the destination later than three hours

Alternatively, you can ask for a refund of the ticket cost (which should be credited in the next 7 working days) if you are not willing to travel.

Am I eligible to claim Wizz Air compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European law it applies to EU airspace. You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim compensation from Wizz Air.

The following table states that you can claim Wizz Air compensation for flights departed from an airport located in the EU Member States (with any airline) or arrived at an airport located in the EU Member States with an EU-regulated airline.

Here’s the table below to summarize if you can claim under EU law, based on your original and final destination:

Origin and Destination EU Airline Non-EU Airline
EU ✈ Non-EU
Non-EU ✈ EU
Non-EU ✈ Non-EU

Can I claim reimbursement for Wizz Air flight delays or cancellations due to extraordinary circumstances?

Extraordinary circumstances are conditions – beyond the control of airlines. If flight disruptions were caused due to extraordinary circumstances, there’s no compensation as such situations are beyond the control of airlines.

Examples of extraordinary circumstances include:

  1. Bad weather (i.e., snowstorms, windstorms, low visibility)
  2. Strikes of the airport personnel and union strikes
  3. Bird strikes
  4. Air traffic control restrictions
  5. Political and civil unrest

How to claim compensation for delayed or canceled flights?

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Useful Information about Wizz Air Airlines

Wizz Air Airlines (IATA: W6) is a low-cost Hungarian airline established in September 2003. It is the largest airline in Hungary in terms of a number of fleets.

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Wizz Air serves around 44 countries and operates across cities in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

As of 2018, the airline has its largest base at Budapest Airport with over 60 destinations, and in 2019 the airline carried 39.8 million passengers.

Fleet Size and Destinations

As of March 2020, the Wizz air fleet has reached 121 aircraft and operates flights to the following destinations.

Country City
Germany Berlin, Bremen, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Hahn, Hamburg, Hanover, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Leipzig/Halle (Saale), Memmingen, Nuremberg
Spain Alicante, Barcelona, Castellón de la Plana, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Santander, Tenerife, Valencia, Zaragoza
Italy Alghero, Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Rome, Treviso, Turin, Verona
Norway Alesund, Bergen, Bodo, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Molde, Oslo, Sandefjord, Stavanger, Trondheim, Tromso
Romania Bucharest, Craiova, Cluj-Napoca, Constanța, Iași, Satu Mare, Sibiu, Suceava, Târgu Mureş, Timișoara
United Kingdom Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Doncaster/Sheffield, Glasgow, Liverpool, London
Poland Gdańsk, Katowice, Krakow, Lublin, Olsztyn, Poznań, Szczecin, Warsaw, Wroclaw
Greece Athens, Corfu, Heraklion, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos
France Beauvais, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Nice, Lyon, Paris
Russia Kazan, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Voronezh
Ukraine Kharkiv, Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Zaporizhia
Sweden Gothenburg, Stockholm, Växjö
Slovakia Bratislava, Košice, Poprad
Lithuania Kaunas, Palanga, Vilnius
Bulgaria Burgas, Sofia, Varna
Belgium Charleroi, Brussels
Denmark Copenhagen, Billund
Portugal Faro, Lisbon, Porto
Hungary Budapest, Debrecen
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo, Tuzla
Israel Eilat, Tel Aviv
North Macedonia Ohrid, Skopje
Serbia Belgrade, Niš
Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan
Iceland Reykjavík
Montenegro Podgorica
Morocco Marrakesh
Slovenia Ljubljana
Kosovo Pristina
Moldova Chişinău
France Mulhouse
Germany Freiburg
Armenia Yerevan
Cyprus Larnaca
Estonia Tallinn
Georgia Kutaisi
Albania Tirana
Austria Vienna
Czech Republic Prague
Switzerland Geneva
Croatia Split
Finland Turku
Switzerland Basel
United Arab Emirates Dubai
Azerbaijan Baku
Latvia Riga
Malta Luqa
Wizz Air Review

In terms of airline review, Skytrax has rated Wizz Air an average of 3 stars out of 10 based on 1304 customer reviews as of July 2023, for its customer services and performance. Customers have rated 2 of 5 stars for its Food & Beverages, Seat Comfort, Value for Money, and Staff Service. Customers usually complain about In-flight entertainment services.

Wizz Air Contact Information

The information below might be useful for you to contact Wizz Air directly

Website: Wizz Air

Email Address: info@wizzair.com

Customer Service: 0330 977 0444

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