Wizz Air has announced plans to transfer its existing flights from Doncaster Sheffield airport over to Leeds Bradford from the end of next month.
The move follows the Peel Group’s confirmation that Doncaster Sheffield airport will close from October 31, stating that “Regretfully, no tangible proposals have been received regarding the ownership of the airport or which address the fundamental lack of financial viability”.
Wizz Air’s flights from Doncaster Sheffield to Gdansk, Katowice, Krakow, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Bucharest, and Cluj-Napoca will continue to operate until October 30, after which date they will be transferred over to Leeds Bradford.
Wizz said that customers with tickets to travel on the above routes after October 30 will be automatically rebooked onto flights operating out of Leeds Bradford.
They will be given the option to accept the new flight, change their booking to an alternative flight free of charge, or cancel their flight to receive a full refund to the original payment method, or 120 per cent of the cost in Wizz credit.
Earlier this year Wizz Air announced a decision to cancel over half of its routes to and from Doncaster Sheffield airport, stating that that the move was a result of the airport “indicating that it is unable to guarantee the terms of its commercial agreement with Wizz Air”.
Just weeks later it was reported that the airport’s future was in doubt.