The low-cost airline Wizz Air will scrap its base at Prague Airport and will restrict the amount of lines it operates to three. The reason is lower demand. The company stated this in their press release.
“Wizz Air is always evaluating the stress lines are under, so that we can offer the lowest prices and best services. After consideration, we’ve decided to modify the Czech flight plan and move the capacity to other Wizz Air lines with higher demand,” stated George Michalopoulos, the Business Manager of the company.
The company, which has one plane at the moment stationed in Prague, offers nine lines from the Czech capital, among which we find flight to Reykjavík, Tel Aviv, Milano or Venice. From the 14th of June, the airport will be flying three Wizz Air lines – to Luton, to Bari in Italy and to Kutaisi in Georgia. The frequency of these flights will stay the same.
The customers whose bookings have been cancelled due to this change will be contacted by Wizz Air. They will be offered different flights or a compensation of 120% for their tickets. The employees of Wizz Air in Prague will be offered work in their other airports, with the promise of helping them move.
Wizz Air is the biggest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe. It operates a flotilla of 88 Airbuses A320 and A321 and is offering more than 550 lines from 28 bases connecting 145 destinations in 44 different countries.