Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today that is ready to reopen its base in Timișoara starting from 1 May 2020 and related measures for health and well-being when checking in and on board. This is subject to authority’s decision to lift or extend the current flight restrictions to and from Romania. If the restrictions will be kept, the base reopening will be postponed accordingly.
To help passengers and crew travel safely and worry-free, Wizz Air has introduced several additional security measures to support physical distancing during boarding and enhanced cleanliness on board. As part of the measures to protect the health of customers and crew, customers should check-in and make any purchases online, such as paying for additional bags, to reduce non-essential interaction at the airport.
Throughout the flight, cabin crew will be required to wear masks and gloves and will distribute sanitising wipes to each passenger. Onboard purchases are allowed and suggested to be made by contactless payments, to minimise physical contact.
Wizz Air will continue its stringent daily cleaning schedule, with the entire aircraft being disinfected overnight, following official guidelines.
From May 2020, Wizz Air flights from Timișoara to Brussels Charleroi (Belgium), Paris Beauvais (France), Barcelona El Prat (Spain), Dortmund, Frankfurt Hahn (Germany), Rome Ciampino (Italy), London Luton (UK) will be resumed subject to no further restrictions.
The airline has recently announced several additional measures to support physical distancing during boarding and enhanced cleanliness on board. The measures are easy to follow and ensure the most sanitary conditions. The airline asks passengers to handle bookings online where possible, including online check-in, baggage drop-off as well as opting in for contactless payment during onboard purchases.
Wearing masks onboard is obligatory for crew and passengers, thus all are reminded to travel in masks. The aircraft is thoroughly cleaned several times a day and is disinfected overnight, the crew will also handout sanitizing pads to passengers at boarding as well as will observe seat distancing for passengers on flights where the load factor allows. Wizz Air is also launching a special information campaign to inform passengers about the current development in the context of COVID-19 and provide useful tips for a safe journey. To summarize the new protocol, Wizz Air has released an explanatory video focusing on the main measures introduced.