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P&W engine inspections cause Wizz Air to cut flights

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Low Cost Carrier Wizz Air has had to cancel or delay a number of flights, due to the need for inspections on Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines.

The inspections are due to metal particles being found inside the engines. Wizz Air, one of the largest operators of the A320-A321 family with around 183 currently in service, needs to take part in P&W’s ‘accelerated inspection programme’.

“Wizz Air announces today that due to the accelerated inspections of several of our GTF engines mandated by Pratt& Whitney, we have made adjustments to the network resulting in cancellations of some flights on selected days between certain destinations”, read a statement from the airline.

“Passengers on the affected flights will be offered an alternative flight schedule, provided full refunds in the original method of payment, or offered 120% of the original fare in airline reservation credit. In the instance a booking was created via a travel agency or an online travel agency, we advise customers to reach out to the agency which owns the booking to make necessary changes to the reservation. Wizz Air also recommends checking the spam folder for emails about possible schedule changes”.

“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused by this unplanned event out of our control, but the safety and security of our passengers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority.”

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