Wizz Air transfers routes to Leeds Bradford Airport after Peel announce the closure of Doncaster Sheffield
After much uncertainty regarding the future of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, the announcement of the closure of the airport has resulted in a flurry of activity from operators who formerly used the Doncaster airport seeking alternative departure points. Wizz Air has now revealed its plans to transfer its existing flights from Doncaster Sheffield to Leeds Bradford Airport from the end of October.
Wizz Air’s flights from Doncaster Sheffield to Warsaw, Bucharest, Gdansk, Katowice, Krakow, Wroclaw, and Cluj-Napoca will continue to operate until October 30, after which date the flights will be transfer to Leeds Bradford Airport.
Wizz said that customers with tickets to travel on the above routes after October 30 will be automatically rebooked onto flights operating out of Leeds Bradford. Passengers booked to fly from Doncaster will be given the option to accept the new flight from Leeds, change their booking to an alternative flight free of charge or cancel their flight to receive a full refund to the original payment method.
The Leeds Bradford Airport Support Group said:
"It is unfortunate, and we are saddened to hear about the closure of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, but the Support Group has welcomed the decision not to pull flights from the Yorkshire region by transferring the flights to neighbouring Leeds Bradford Airport. It is clearly a worry for those effected by the decision to close Doncaster Sheffield Airport and we wish those involved every success in finding alternative employment. The closure of Doncaster Sheffield just highlights the need to boost facilities at Leeds Bradford Airport. We need the regions political leaders get behind the airport now to support it, particularly during the current economic uncertainty."
Leeds Bradford Airport Support Group
7 NEW Routes from Leeds Bradford airport
GDN = Gdansk – 2x weekly Mon & Fri
KTW = Katowice – 2x weekly Tue & Sat
KRK = Krakow = 2x weekly Mon & Fri
WAW = Warsaw Chopin = 2x weekly Mon & Fri
WRO = Wroclaw – 2x weekly Mon & Fri
OTP = Bucharest = 3x weekly Tue, Thu & Sun - *4x weekly Nov-Dec with additional Fri service
CLJ = Cluj-Napoca = 2x weekly Mon & Fri
More details can be found here
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