Scores of Wizz Air flights axed as airline blames Doncaster Sheffield Airport in row

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Budget airline Wizz Air says it is axing scores of flights from Doncaster Sheffield Airport with hundreds of passengers set to be disrupted after a dispute with airport bosses.

Wizz has said that ‘a large number’ of flights will be cancelled from June 10 – with a string of holiday hotspots among those impacted.

Announcing the news in the last few minutes, a Wizz Air spokesman said: “It is with deep regret that we have had to take the difficult but responsible decision to cancel a large number of Wizz Air flights to/from Doncaster Sheffield Airport from 10 June 2022.

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"Passengers with bookings affected by this will be contacted via email today with advice on all their options, which include: rebooking, a full refund, or 120% of the original fare in airline credit.

Wizz Air is cancelling 'a large number' of flights from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.Wizz Air is cancelling 'a large number' of flights from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
Wizz Air is cancelling 'a large number' of flights from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

“This decision is unfortunately a result of Doncaster Sheffield Airport indicating that it is unable to guarantee the terms of its commercial agreement with Wizz Air.

"Our priority is to minimise the overall disruption to our UK customers and protect the employment of our crew.

"As such, Doncaster Sheffield Airport based pilots and cabin crew have today received notification of this news, and have been offered the opportunity to fly out of another base in the UK.

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“Given the current challenging operational environment in the travel industry, in particular with staff shortages within air traffic control and at airports, this decision also stabilises our operations at other UK bases to help minimise disruption and delay as much as possible.

“Despite unprecedented difficulties in the travel industry over the past two years, Wizz Air remains committed to long-term growth in the UK, creating hundreds of direct jobs while also stimulating the tourism and hospitality industries. We sincerely apologise to our customers in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire for the inconvenience this has caused.”

Affected flights will include flights to Lanzarote, Malaga, Alicante, Fuerteventura, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife, Dalaman, Faro, Kosice, Gran Canaria, Riga and Lublin, although some of these will be winter schedule flight only.

Unaffected flights include flights from Cluj, Gdansk, Krakow, Katowice, Otopeni, Poznan, Vilnius, Warsaw and Wroclaw to Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

We have contacted Doncaster Sheffield Airport for more details.