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Central and Eastern Europe’s premier budget air carrier appears to have initiated a significant pull-back in terms of where it flies. Based in Budapest, Wizz Air has cut flight service to 84 destinations, with Western Europe seeing most of the reductions. The airline has confirmed to Simple Flying that the service cuts are permanent, not seasonal.
For the most part, the ultra low-cost air carrier is maintaining service to its routes in Central and Eastern Europe, which are the company’s mainstay and make up half of Wizz’s business. Still, seven routes have been eliminated out of Warsaw and four emanating from Sofia. Flights out of Birminham to Iasi in Romania, and to Vilnius, are also gone.
The biggest destination cuts, however, are being seen out Vienna, which became a base for the airline in 2018. Among the 12 cities no longer served by Wizz from the Austrian capital are Tallinn and Warsaw. Many of the airline’s destinations that are being cut were in competition with flights from Wizz’s biggest competitor, Ryanair.
Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wizz Air had been introducing numerous new flights and opened up new bases of operation – for one, it had added seven bases in Italy. Now, however, Bologna and Naples will no longer be served by Wizz Air.
Source: Simple Flying