Luton-based airline Wizz Air to resume selected flights this week

Airline Wizz Air has announced it will reopen its Luton base this week and restart selected flights from Luton Airport after weeks of lockdown.
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From Friday, May 1, flights from Luton to destinations in Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Portugal, Spain and Israel will be resumed subject to no further restrictions.

The airline states it will operate extra hygiene measures to ensure the health and safety of its customers and crew.

Owain Jones, managing director of Wizz Air UK, said: “As we restart selected Luton flights to provide an essential service to passengers who need to travel, our primary concern is the health, safety and well-being of our customers and crew.

Wizz Air plans to resume part of its flight schedule from FridayWizz Air plans to resume part of its flight schedule from Friday
Wizz Air plans to resume part of its flight schedule from Friday

!The protective measures that we are implementing will ensure the most sanitary conditions possible. We encourage our customers to watch our new video on how to stay safe when travelling, as well as for more details on our new health and safety measures.”

Wizz Air plans to implement new protocols – in line with government regulations – to support physical distancing during boarding and enhanced cleanliness on board.

As part of tight health and safety measures, customers are instructed to check-in and make any purchases online, such as paying for additional bags, in order to reduce interaction at the airport.

Throughout the flight, cabin crew will be required to wear masks and gloves and will distribute sanitising wipes to each passenger. Onboard purchases are encouraged to be made by contactless payment, to minimise physical contact.

Wizz Air states it will continue its stringent daily cleaning schedule, with the entire aircraft being disinfected overnight in line with official guidelines.