Wizz Air has announced that it will support Ukrainian refugees by offering them 100,000 free seats on all continental Europe flights departing from Ukraine’s border countries, including Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.
The airline said it is committed to helping the refugees reach their final destinations, wherever that may be. Wizz Air has already added larger planes and extra flights from border countries to Europe to help support the movement of refugees as necessary.
In addition, Wizz Air recognises that many refugees may be stranded in other locations and will also offer a €29.9 rescue fare on all other flights, excluding the UAE, Iceland and the Canaries, as well as a €69.99 rescue fare on all flights to the UAE, Iceland and the Canaries.
Ukrainian refugees wishing to book a flight can do so by visiting a dedicated page on Wizz Air’s website: https://wizzair.com/#/rescue.
The 100,000 free seats and the rescue fares will be available for travel throughout March. Passengers will be required to provide their Ukrainian passport/ID card number at time of booking and show their Ukrainian passport/ID card at time of check-in.
József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, 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.”