I am sure this news will come as no surprise to our regular readers.
Wizz Air cancelled its plans for a Cardiff base in 2021. Then one year later it restarted Cardiff operations only later to modify them as we reported at the time.
Today the low-cost carrier says it will cancel its remaining services from Cardiff later this month.
The budget airline told Business Traveller:
“Following a reduction in Wizz Air’s Cardiff flight schedules announced last September, its two remaining winter routes to Milan and Bucharest will cease to operate from January 25.”
Wizz Air says it is committed to long-term growth in the UK. It says affected passengers will be notified by email and can opt for airline credit refund, full cash refund or alternative flights from Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool or London Luton or Gatwick.
Travellers in South Yorkshire suffered in June 2022 when Wizz Air announced it was cancelling a large number of flights from their local airport at Doncaster.
Wizz Air was the largest commercial airline to operate at Doncaster and one wonders whether this move hastened the airport’s decline and eventual closure in late 2022.
Travellers in West Yorkshire are the beneficiaries of Doncaster’s closure as Leeds airport has just announced a “record-breaking number of destinations”.