Wizz Air Airlines Flight Delay Compensation
If your Wizz Air Airlines flight was delayed or canceled, you could be eligible for flight delay compensation under EU law. We’re here to assist you with compensation and understanding your rights under EU 261 rule and claim accordingly.
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Wizz Air Flight Delay or Cancellation Compensation
Flight delays or cancellations are misfortunate, but it may happen. Did you know that you might be able to receive compensation for your flight disruption?
Under EU law, if you have ever experienced Wizz Air flight delays or cancellations, you could be eligible for financial compensation of up to 600€.
Continue reading this guide to know further about your passenger rights in situations like Wizz Air flight delays, cancellations, or denied boarding.
We at Claim Flights help you to find out whether you are eligible for compensation or not.
Wizz Air Compensation for a Delayed Flight
Air passengers whose flight is delayed due to the airline’s fault could be entitled to claim compensation of up to €600 per passenger under EC Regulation 261/2004.
Whereas, to be eligible for Wizz Air flight delay compensation …
- the flight reached the final destination with a delay of more than three hours
- the flight should have been departed from EU airport or landed at EU airport
- and, the cause of delay shouldn’t be due to extraordinary circumstances
How much can I claim for Wizz Air’s delayed flight?
The amount of compensation varies between 250 to 600 Euros depending upon the length of the delay and distance of your flight.
The table below shows the receivable compensation that you can request for Wizz Air delay claim:
(up to 1500 km)
(1501 to 3500 km)
(more than 3500 km)
|e.g., Frankfurt to Madrid||e.g., Frankfurt to Istanbul||e.g., Frankfurt to New York|
* 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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Flight departure delays
If there’s a delay at departure, you are eligible for the “Right to Care.” The airlines must offer:
For 2+ Hours Flight Delays
For 5+ Hours Flight Delays
Wizz Air cancellation compensation
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 able to claim Wizz Air flight cancellation compensation or a refund.
When can you claim Wizz Air canceled flight compensation?
The rules for flight cancellations are different from flight delays. Under EU law, you could be entitled to compensation for canceled flight under the following conditions …
- you were informed about flight cancellations less than 14 days prior to departure
- the flights’ departure was from the EU airport, or arrival was to an EU airport, and
- the reason behind it was the airlines’ fault, and not due to exceptional circumstances.
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 compensation.
You can claim between 125€ and 600€ depending upon …
- days you were informed before
- the length of delay, and
- route distance
Can I get compensation for a Wizz Air canceled flight?
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 could be eligible for compensation.
In order to claim compensation for missed connecting flights, it is necessary that you booked the entire journey under one booking reference.
Under EC261 Regulation, you could be entitled to 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…
- you have presented yourself on time for check-in, and
- you have a valid flight reservation and travel documentation, and
- you didn’t voluntarily give up your seat
- 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 for Wizz Air delayed flight claim?
EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European law, it applies to EU airspace. You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim delayed flight compensation.
The following table states that you can claim 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 origina and final destination:
|Origin and Destination||EU Airline||Non-EU Airline|
|EU ✈ EU||✅||✅|
|EU ✈ Non-EU||✅||✅|
|Non-EU ✈ EU||✅||❌|
|Non-EU ✈ Non-EU||❌||❌|
Can I claim for Wizz Air flight delays or cancellations due to extraordinary circumstances?
Extraordinary circumstances are the conditions – beyond the control of airlines. If flight disruptions were caused due to extraordinary circumstances, there’s no compensation as such circumstances are beyond the control of airlines.
Examples of extraordinary circumstances include:
- Bad weather (i.e. snowstorms, windstorms, low visibility)
- Strikes of the airport personnel and union strikes
- Bird strikes
- Air traffic control restrictions
- Political and civil unrest
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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.
Wizz Air serves around 44 countries and operates across cities of 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.
|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|
|Portugal||Faro, Lisbon, Porto|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Sarajevo, Tuzla|
|Israel||Eilat, Tel Aviv|
|North Macedonia||Ohrid, Skopje|
|United Arab Emirates||Dubai|
Wizz Air Baggage Policy
|Hand Baggage||Max. Size||Max. Weight|
|1 Bag||40 x 30 x 20 cm||10kg|
|Check-In Baggage (Paid)|
|Checked Baggage||Max. Size||Max. Weight|
|1 Bag||149 x 119 x 171 cm||10kg|
|2 Bag||149 x 119 x 171 cm||20kg|
|3 Bag||149 x 119 x 171 cm||32kg|
Wizz Air Review
In terms of airline review, skytrax has rated Wizz Air an average of 4 stars out of 10 based on 978 customer reviews as of April 5, 2021, for its customer services and performance.
Customers have rated 2 of 5 stars for its Food & Beverages, Seat Comfort, Value for Money, and 3 of 5 stars for Staff Service. Customers usually complain about In-flight entertainment service.
Wizz Airlines Contact Information
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