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Wizz Air is a Hungarian low-cost airline and has the largest fleet of any Hungarian airline. Wizz Air is headquartered in Budapest and flies to many destinations mainly in Europe.

The airline was founded and established in September 2003, with its first flight in May 2004. The airline has expanded since, with more fleet and a wider network of flights, to where it is today carrying 33.8 million passengers in 2018. Despite the setback of 2020, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, WIZZ Air has continued to meet its milestones for growth in 2021, including opening a number of new operating bases.

Wizz Air has subsidiaries: Wizz Air Bulgaria and Wizz Air Romania, Wizz Air UK and Wizz Air Abu Dhabi.

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Baggage Policy

Wizz Air has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage. As standard, you're allowed 1 free personal item free of charge when flying with Wizz Air.

Carry-on Baggage

When flying with the airline, each passenger can bring one piece of cabin baggage, which must weigh no more than 10kg, and measure no more than 40 x 30 x 20cm. Passengers with a Wizz Priority ticket are allowed to carry 1 additional item of cabin baggage, with a maximum weight of 10kg and max dimensions of 55 x 40 x 23cm.

Checked Baggage

Its tickets do not include checked baggage in the ticket price, however, these can be purchased for an additional fee. Passengers can buy up to 6 check-in bags, weighing either 10, 20 or 32kg. These items of checked baggage can not exceed 149 x 119 x 171 cm for its linear dimensions.

Cabin Classes

Wizz Air only has 1 cabin class - Economy. However, passengers can purchase different ticket fares which give them extra baggage, priority check-in etc.

Economy Class

What are seats like?

There is only one cabin class onboard Wizz Aeroplanes; Economy. This provides a standard flight, with comfortable room and seats onboard. Passengers can personalise their flying experience with the different fare bundles.


Onboard snacks, light meals, and beverages are available during the flights (charges will apply). Passengers can also upgrade to priority seating for additional benefits such as priority boarding.

Economy Ticket Fares

Wizz only offers one cabin class. However, passengers can choose from the following ticket fares:

Wizz Priority

Wizz Priority passengers can enjoy priority check-in, priority boarding, extra cabin baggage of the normal carry-on bag and an additional trolley bag.

Wizz GO

Passengers with a Wizz GO fare are permitted two cabin bags and 20kg of checked baggage. In addition, they can select their seat, check-in at the airport and have priority boarding and check-in, all free of charge

Wizz Plus

Passengers also get the full cabin baggage allowance of two items, plus an additional 32kg of checked luggage. They also have free airport check-in, priority check-in, priority boarding, free premium seat selection, and flexible tickets through Wizz Flex.

Premium Economy

There are no premium economy seats on any flights. Passengers can choose to upgrade their fare to Wizz Plus where they will be able to select a premium seat for their flight.

Business Class

The airline does not currently offer a business class option on board.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

As the airline is a low-cost airline and one way in which they cut back on costs is by not providing the luxury of flying. For example, they do not provide any in-seat TVs for entertainment. There is, however, an in-flight magazine for passengers entertainment. In addition, passengers are welcome to bring their own personal devices where they can watch TV shows or listen to music.


The airline does not currently have any WiFi onboard their flights, either paid or free.

Food & Drink

Although no food is provided as part of the ticket cost, passengers can purchase food onboard via the Wizz Cafe. From this menu, passengers can enjoy hot drinks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, as well as food such as snacks and sandwiches.


Wizz Air has different check-in opening and closing times depending on whether your flight is domestic or international, as well as your method of check-in.

Online Check-in

Online check-in is available from 30 days before your flight for passengers who have bought a seat during the booking process, or 48 hours prior for other customers, and closes 3 hours before departure. This is free for passengers to do, and passengers should aim to print their boarding pass ready for travel.

Mobile Check-in

Passengers can check-in for free on their mobiles via the Wizz Air mobile app. This is a good option for passengers who wish to use a mobile boarding pass when travelling.

Airport Check-in

Airport check-in is available for a fee, and will usually open 2 hours before and close 40 minutes before your flight is due to depart. Be aware that at some airports the check-in will close 60 minutes before the flight, so be sure not to miss the deadline by checking your airport.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Wizz Air's frequent flyer programme is called 'WIZZ Discount Club'.

WIZZ Discount Club

Wizz Air has a frequent flyer membership programme called WIZZ Discount Club. This allows frequent flyers to get benefits. The membership costs €39.99 a year, with the rewards, included discounts on flights and bags.

Airline Alliance

It is not currently part of any airline alliance.

Special Services

If you require special assistance for your flight, you need to inform the airline directly at least 48 hours before your scheduled departure time.

Special Assistance

Passengers who have reduced mobility may need to travel with an escort if they are unable to lift themselves without help or reach an emergency exit unaided, communicate and understand crew about safety procedures, put on a life jacket or oxygen mask. This escort must be over 16 years old and able to assist you physically in an emergency.

Passengers in wheelchairs can arrange airport assistance from the check-in to the gate and onboard.

Passengers with visual or hearing impairments can use the airline's meet and assist service, which will help with the check-in process, through security and to the departure gate where you get to board before everyone else. Cabin crew till help assist you throughout the flight.

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Destinations that Wizz Air flies to

The airline flies to destinations in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, as per the table below:

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Hub Airport

Budapest Airport

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport serves Budapest Airport and acts as the hub airport for Wizz Air. Other airlines which fly to and from Budapest Airport include Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, Czech Airlines, Brussels Airlines, British Airways, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Joon, Qatar Airways, Malev, RonanAir and LOT Polish Airlines.

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The fleet currently consists of 120 aircraft, with an additional (almost) 270 on order. This is the largest order book for any European Airline, even above more established airlines such as Lufthansa. Wizz Air currently consists of the following aircraft:

  • Airbus A320-200
  • Airbus A320neo
  • Airbus A321-200
  • Airbus A321neo
  • Airbus A321XLR


7th July 2021

Wizz Air opens new bases in Italy as part of continued expansion

Wizz Air has reached another major milestone in its Italian operations, by opening a base at Rome Fiumicino airport. This new base will continue to strengthen the airline's reach in Italy. The announcement comes as the European Union introduces a new EU COVID-19 certificate, which will help facilitate safe and free movement of citizens in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the travel industry continues to thrive again following the pandemic, Wizz Air will be in a brilliant position to benefit from this growth.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I book Wizz Air flights to the UK?

No matter where you want to fly to, Alternative Airlines can help. Our search form is easy-to-use and makes it quick and simple to find the flights you're after, including flights to the UK. Simply enter your departing airport and the airport that you want to fly to in the UK, then filter the results by the UK.

How can I book cheap Wizz Air flights?

There are lots of ways that Alternative Airlines can help you book cheap flights. Take a look at our full guide to booking affordable flights, which includes lots of top tips. One way that Alternative Airlines can help is through our payment plan options. Although our payment plans don't reduce the cost of your flights, paying in instalments can make flying much more affordable in the long-term. Some of our options includes Affirm, Klarna, Zip and Afterpay.

Who are Wizz Air?

Wizz Air is a low-cost carrier, based in Budapest, Hungary. It is Hungary's largest airline. Wizz Air flies to destinations across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

What are Wizz Air's popular routes?

Some of Wizz Air's most popular routes include: Bucharest, Romania; London, UK; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Budapest, Hungary; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Varna, Bulgaria.

What happened to Wizz Air Ukraine?

Wizz Air Ukraine stopped flying operations in 2015.

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Wizz Air Ukraine was the Ukrainian division of the Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air based at Kiev International Airport (also hub to AtlasGlobal UA). Wizz Air Ukraine commenced domestic operations in July 2008 and added international flights following which domestic operations were later discontinued. In March 2015, Wizz Air Ukraine was shut down due to the crisis in Ukraine, whilst many of the routes were taken over the parent company. 

Wizz Air Ukraine previously flew to 16 destinations across Europe. These included destinations such as: Larnaca, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund, Lubeck, Memmingen, Katowice, Moscow, Girona, Valencia, Kiev, Liev and Kutaisi. Wizz Air Ukraine's fleet consisted of A320-200