Wizz Air UK has confirmed that following the Welsh Government’s lifting of the ban on international travel, its new base at Cardiff Airport will start operations on 17 June.
The new base will be operating routes to Larnaca, Corfu, Heraklion, Faro, Alicante, Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca, and Tenerife, with flights to Sharm el-Sheikh planned to start in October.
Passengers can also book tickets with the airline’s travel insurance package which includes Covid-19 cover and Wizz Flex. With Wizz Flex, passengers can cancel their flight up to three hours before departure without any fee and receive 100 per cent of the fare immediately reimbursed in airline credit.
Customers can also use the airline’s interactive travel planning map, to check operating routes and relevant travel rules in their destination country. The colour-coded map is updated daily and takes users to a country-specific travel information page which includes relevant links to local government websites, useful travel pages and any pre-departure mandatory forms that need to be filled out.
Wizz Air UK managing director, Owain Jones, managing director of Wizz Air UK, said: “With the re-start of international travel from Wales, we’re excited to be planning the start of Wizz Air UK’s new base at Cardiff Airport in June, just in time for the holiday season. We’ve been busy recruiting new colleagues, with the first training course in Cardiff already completed, and Wizz Air UK’s Cardiff team is looking forward to welcoming customers on-board Wales’ new hometown airline.
“Our ultra-low fares to nine of the best holiday destinations will allow customers to “fly local” to their favourite getaways, onboard Europe’s youngest and greenest fleet of aircraft, where they can rely on our stringent health and hygiene measures and excellent service as they travel on their long-awaited post-lockdown trips.”