Wizz Air flight delayed or cancelled? Claim compensation and a refund!
Not everything about a Wizz Air flight delay or cancellation has to be bad. Did you know that, in some circumstances, you might be eligible for up to £520 in compensation if your flight was cancelled or delayed?
Read on to learn more about the exact regulations in place or check if you are eligible right away using our free, no-obligation Claim Calculator. It will take as little as a minute!
What you must now
Did you arrive at your destination at least 3 hours late because of a Wizz Air flight delay? Claim up to £520 in flight compensation!
Did your Wizz Air flight get cancelled and you did not take an alternative flight? You can claim a refund!
Was your Wizz Air flight cancelled fewer than 14 days prior to departure? You can claim compensation for it as well!
You can claim your Wizz Air compensation and refund for flights from up to 6 years ago.
Not sure if you are eligible for Wizz Air compensation or a Wizz Air refund? Check it fast with our free Claim Calculator.
You can maximise your chance of a successful Wizz Air claim with the help of Flight-Delayed.co.uk — we will take care of everything for you, including fighting for your rights in court. No win, no fee.
Table of contents
- When can I claim a Wizz Air refund?
- When can I claim cancelled Wizz Air flight compensation?
- When can I claim both cancelled Wizz Air flight compensation and refund?
- Wizz Air is offering me a voucher instead of a refund — should I take it?
- Can I exchange my Wizz Air voucher for a refund?
Wizz Air is a low-cost airline operating across Europe and a few destinations in the Middle East and North Africa. Despite being the largest Hungarian airline, it is not the country’s flag carrier.
Currently, Wizz Air has a fleet of approximately 120 aircraft, flying more than 710 routes between over 40 countries. The airline’s subsidiaries include Wizz Air UK and Wizz Air Abu Dhabi — as the latter does not operate under the British and European jurisdictions (Wizz Air Abu Dhabi flies mostly between Abu Dhabi and non-EU destinations, such as Egypt and Ukraine), most of its flights are not covered by the flight compensation and refund regulations we describe below.
Delayed or cancelled Wizz Air flight?
You might be entitled to Wizz Air compensation of up to £520!
In the European Union, the rights of air passengers are protected by the European Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004. After Brexit, this regulation has been adopted into British law as 'The Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019’.
What do these two regulations say about Wizz Air compensation and Wizz Air refund?
Was your Wizz Air flight delayed by at least 3 hours? If the airline is at fault, you can claim up to £520 in Wizz Air flight compensation.
Was your Wizz Air flight cancelled? If you decided not to use any alternative flight offered by the airline, you can claim a full monetary refund. Plus, if the cancellation was announced fewer than 14 days prior to departure, you might be also entitled to compensation.
Had a delayed or cancelled Wizz Air flight during the last 6 years?
You might be entitled to up to £520 in compensation!
Compensation for a delayed Wizz Air flight is awarded when the passenger arrives at their final destination at least 3 hours late.
How much compensation can you get if you had a delayed Wizz Air flight?
For all flights of fewer than 1,500 km, the compensation is £220.
For all flights between 1,500 and 3,500 km, the compensation is £350.
For all flights of over 1,500 kilometres within the EU, the compensation is also £350.
For all flights of over 3,500 kilometres outside of the EU, the compensation is £520 — however, if your flight was delayed by fewer than 4 hours, the total amount might be reduced by 50%.
Did Wizz Air cancel your flight? You can ask for a refund (not a voucher!) and might be eligible for cancelled Wizz Air flight compensation of up to £520!
You can claim a refund from Wizz Air if your Wizz Air flight was cancelled and you did not take an alternative flight offered by the airline.
In order to be eligible for Wizz Air flight compensation, your Wizz Air flight must have been cancelled fewer than 14 days prior to departure. Additional criteria apply in regards to the alternative flight offered by the airline.
See the table below to learn more or check your eligibility within as little as a minute by using our free, no-obligation Claim Calculator.
You can claim both Wizz Air compensation and refund if your flight was cancelled fewer than 14 days prior to departure and...
You were not offered an alternative flight by Wizz Air.
You were offered an alternative flight but decided not to take it. However, the proposed alternative flight must meet the criteria presented in the table below.
Not sure if you are eligible for a Wizz Air compensation or a Wizz Air refund?
Check it for free with our Claim Calculator.
We don’t recommend accepting a voucher instead of a Wizz Air refund. According to the regulations, Wizz Air must offer you a choice between a full monetary refund and a voucher. Accepting a voucher not only forces you to fly with Wizz Air in the future but it also doesn’t protect you in the event that Wizz Air goes into administration.
In some cases, it might be possible.
We recommend you claim a refund via Flight-Delayed.co.uk by using our smart, mobile-friendly system. We will carefully review your case and — if needed — take your claim to court.
If we find that you are not eligible for a Wizz Air refund, we will not charge you anything, as we operate exclusively on a ‘no win, no fee’ policy.
Claim a full refund of your ticket and up to £520 in compensation.
Right from your phone or your computer!
Yes, you can.
The only exemption would be some of the Wizz Air Abu Dhabi flights. As this specific subsidiary of Wizz Air is based in a non-EU country, the EU regulations don’t apply to it. However, if your Wizz Air Abu Dhabi itinerary includes an EU country (the airline flies to countries like Greece and Cyprus), you can claim Wizz Air compensation and refund for a flight from Europe to Abu Dhabi. As shown in the table below, this does not apply to flights from Abu Dhabi to Europe.
I have incurred unexpected expenses due to my Wizz Air flight being delayed/cancelled. Can I ask for reimbursement?
Yes, you can. If you have been forced to book a hotel room, use a taxi, or eat at a restaurant because of a lengthy delay or a sudden cancellation of your flight, you might be able to get these expenses reimbursed.
If you decide to claim Wizz Air compensation with the help of Flight-Delayed.co.uk, you can easily upload all relevant invoices and receipts to our smart, mobile-friendly system. We will carefully review them and fight for your money with the airline.
Get up to £520 in compensation for your cancelled or delayed Wizz Air flight.
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According to the British and European air passenger rights regulations, there are certain situations in which the airline can rightfully deny your claim. We call these extraordinary circumstances.
Bad weather, for example thick fog, heavy rain, or thunderstorms.
A strike, most often specifically within the aviation industry.
HOWEVER! A strike of a specific airline/their crew is not considered an extraordinary circumstance!
Political circumstances, such as a terrorist attack or general security risk due to political unrest.
Natural disasters, including volcanic eruptions and hurricanes.
A collision between the aircraft and birds or other foreign objects.
An ill or unruly passenger.
Flight delays caused by the airport staff, such as extraordinarily long queues to security checks.
However, you should be aware that airlines often use extraordinary circumstances as an excuse to deny rightful claims, especially when passengers submit claims individually, without the help of a legal representative.
If you want to maximise your chances of a successful claim, we recommend you claim with Flight-Delayed.co.uk. We will efficiently process your claim, prepare all the necessary documentation, send it to the right people at the airline, and — if necessary — fight for your rights in court.
Are you not sure if you can claim Wizz Air compensation and refund?
Check it with our free, no-obligation Claim Calculator.
If you are flying to or from the UK, you have 6 years to claim your flight compensation and refund. The exemption is Scottland where you have only 5 years to do so.
If your itinerary does not include the UK, different local laws will apply.
If you want to make sure if you can still claim Wizz Air compensation and refund, use our free, no-obligation Claim Calculator.
Most often, it takes a few months to get compensated.
However, if the airline is unresponsive or your claim needs to be taken to court, the wait time might get extended by additional few months or even years.
Rest assured, however, that if you decide to claim your Wizz Air compensation and refund with Flight-Delayed.co.uk, we will fight for your rights until the very end. We will build a strong case, keep you posted on any crucial developments, and — if needed — fight for you in court. All this on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, for your convenience.
Have you had a cancelled or delayed Wizz Air flight within the last 6 years?
Claim Wizz Air compensation of up to £520!
Start with double-checking whether you are for sure entitled to Wizz Air compensation and/or a refund. You can do this using our free, no-obligation Claim Calculator.
Afterwards, you can either claim the Wizz Air compensation and/or a refund directly from the airline or let us do all the tiresome work for you. We’ll carefully analyse your case using our flight and weather data, gather documentation, and reach out to the right people at the airline. If the airline denies the claim, we will take it to court and fight for your rights there.
Why claim Wizz Air compensation and refund with Flight-Delayed.co.uk?
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