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London Luton Airport: Wizz Air issues update for flights to Ukraine, Moldova and Russia

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Wizz Air has announced all flights to and from Ukraine and Russia have been temporarily suspended “until further notice”.

Meanwhile, the airline’s flights to and from Moldova will now land and take off from a Romanian airport.

It follows airspace closures in Ukraine and Moldova, and a Russian ban on British airlines entering and crossing its airspace after the UK sanctioned Russia for the invasion of Ukraine.

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This includes Wizz Air flights between London Luton to Chisinau in Moldova, Kiev in Ukraine, and Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia.

All Wizz Air flights to and from Chisinau (KIV) Moldova until March 4, 2022 will be operated to/from Iasi (IAS) International Airport in Romania.

Wizz said it is “continuously monitoring the situation” and “actively working on providing you the best possible assistance”.

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Passengers can choose either to accept the alternative flight, rebook, or receive a full refund.

If there are modifications to your flight, you will be notified about your options via text or email, the airline said, but warned that its call centres might experience “a significant increase” in incoming calls.

To avoid long waiting times to speak to an agent, you are instead advised to:

  • Follow the guidance received from Wizz and utilize the self-service solutions available for you directly from your Wizz Air account
  • Check the Flight Status feature on the Wizz website or on the Wizz Air app to verify your flight’s status before travelling to the airport, as the operating airports are expected to be overly congested due to the current situation

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They airline urges those currently located in Ukraine to follow the advice of the local authorities, remain at home or seek shelter.

In a statement, Wizz Air said: “Even though these events are beyond our control, we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and we would like to assure you that all our colleagues are actively working to minimise these unavoidable travel disruptions and take you safely to your destination.

“The safety and security of our passengers and crew remains our number one priority.”

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