Wizz Air: “We have cancelled flights to Tel Aviv until midnight tonight”

According to the latest news, Wizz Air and airBaltic that committed low cost flights to and from Tel Aviv to the Baltic states announced earlier this week that they are suspending their flights regarding the crisis in Gaza Strip.

The Hungarian low cost airline company Wizz Air spoke today to the Baltic Review regarding the unusual situation in Israel. We will remind that the European and American airline companies suspended their flight to and from Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv after that a rocket that was lunched from Gaza Strip landed in Yehud city which is located about two kilometers from the airport.

According to Wizz Air, they decided to follow the orders that came from the EASAS regarding the flight to Tel Aviv. The EASAS in their official recomendation to the European airlines companies wrote: “The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a Service Information Bulletin with strong recommendation to avoid Tel Aviv Ben Gourion International Airport until further notice. The recommendation applies to all European airlines”.

Important to note that Wizz Air announced to “Baltic – Review” during the interview that “Wizz  Air only cancelled flight until midnight tonight, June 24th”.

According to Wizz Air, the passengers whose flights were canceled will be able to book for the next flights for free. “Passengers affected by earlier cancellations are being rebooked on the next available flights. Wizz Air flies to Tel Aviv from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania , Poland and Romania” was written in the official statement of the Hungarian company.

Regarding the prices of the fling tickets from Tel Aviv which are much higher that the flights to Tel Aviv, Wizz Air said to “Baltic – Review”: “We have not increased prices on this route. As with all our routes seats are sold in different fare classes and the last seats on a flight are available for the highest fare classes while the lower fare classes are on sale while seat availability is high. Current fare levels on any route reflect the seat capacity available on the date chosen for travel”.

At the last statement, Wizz Air is planning to return its flight to Tel Aviv from tomorrow, Friday, July 25th.

 

Aleksejus Podpruginas
Aleksejus Podpruginas is The Baltic Review author based in Israel