Wizz Air has announced today that it will be offering up to 100,000 free flights this month to Ukrainian refugees across bordering countries; Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.
As many Ukrainian refugees are stranded in various European locations, Wizz Air has also announced the ‘rescue fare’ scheme, which offers tickets for €29.99 on all other flights (excluding the UAE, Iceland and the Canaries). Flights to the UAE, Iceland and the Canaries will be on offer for €69.99.
Tickets are available for dates across March and include one carry-on bag (max dimensions: 40x30x20cm). Upon booking and check-in, a Ukrainian ID will be required to qualify for the free tickets. Those who do not have a valid Ukrainian ID will be charged the full fare at the airport. Tickets can be booked on Wizz Air’s website here.
Wizz Air’s Efforts in Helping Ukraine
Chief Executive Officer at Wizz Air, József Váradi, explained in a statement how Wizz Air hopes to help those fleeing Ukraine. He said:
Our hearts are with the Ukrainian people during this crisis. We are committed to helping as many Ukrainian refugees as possible to get to a safe place, which is why we will be offering them 100,000 free seats from the border countries and special rescue fares on all other flights. We have already seen great humanitarian efforts on the ground by our people across the network, and as a company we wanted to play our part in these efforts. We would be happy to provide a safe and welcoming journey for these refugees.
Wizz Air has also said that they are committed to helping the refugees reach their final destinations and therefore have introduced larger aircraft and extra flights across Ukraine’s bordering countries. They added that they want to make sure Ukrainian refugees have access to affordable travel during this time of crisis.
Before Russia invaded Ukraine, Wizz Air had the second largest number of flights to and from Ukraine. They were also the only EU airline to have a base in Ukraine.
Do you know any Ukrainian refugees that could benefit from Wizz Air’s new scheme?