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 …

  1. the flight reached the final destination with a delay of more than three hours
  2. the flight should have been departed from EU airport or landed at EU airport
  3. 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:

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.

What should you do if your flight was delayed?


Ask a reason for delay

Ask the airline for a reason behind it. 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 Eligibility

Enter your flight details into our claim checker and check if you are eligible for compensation.

Exchange Contacts

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

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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


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.

For 5+ Hours 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.

Was your flight delayed for more than 3 hours?

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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

Related Questions

Can I get compensation for a Wizz Air canceled flight?
Yes, you can get compensation for a canceled flight, according to EC Regulation 261/2004, if your flight is canceled without prior notice of at least 14 days, you may be eligible to get 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 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…

  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 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 ✈ 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:

  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 a delayed flight?

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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.

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 Baggage Policy
Carry-on Baggage
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

The information below might be useful for you to contact American Airlines directly

Website: Wizz Air

Email Address: info@wizzair.com

Customer Service: 0330 977 0444

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