Wizz Air Delayed or Cancelled Flight Compensation
If your Wizz Air flight was delayed for more than three hours or canceled without prior notice of at least 14 days, you could be entitled to compensation up to 600€ under European Regulation EC 261. We’re here to help you with Wizz Air compensation on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis and understand your rights and claim accordingly.
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What are your Rights for Wizz Air Flight Delays or Cancellations?
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, if you have ever experienced Wizz Air flight delays or cancellations, you could be eligible for financial compensation of up to 600€ for each passenger.
If your flight was delayed for more than 3 hours at the final destination or canceled without prior notice of at least 14 days before the take-off, you might be qualified for compensation or a monetary refund unless the delay or cancellation was not caused by 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.
Continue reading this guide to know further about your air passenger rights in situations like Wizz Air flight delays, cancellations, or denied boarding.
When can you claim 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 …
- your flight should have reached the final destination with a delay of more than three hours
- your flight should have 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 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:
(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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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
For 5+ Hours of Flight Delays
Hotel accommodation & transport facility for an overnight delay.
Wizz Air Flight 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 entitled to 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 a canceled flight under the following conditions …
- you were informed about flight cancellations less than 14 days prior to departure
- the flight’s 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 reimbursement.
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 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 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 to claim for Wizz Air delayed flight?
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 for a delayed flight.
The following table states that you can claim Wizz air delay 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 ✈ EU||✅||✅|
|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:
- 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.
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 Review
In terms of airline review, Skytrax has rated Wizz Air an average of 3 stars out of 10 based on 1133 customer reviews as of August 2022, 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 services.
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