Wizz Air switches to Leeds Bradford from mid-4Q22

Wizz Air will begin flights from Leeds/Bradford Airport to seven European destinations from October 31 in response to the closure of Doncaster/Sheffield. The airline posted on social media that it would operate flights to Cluj-NapocaBucharest OtopeniGdanskKrakówKatowiceWarsaw Chopin, and Wroclaw from Leeds/Bradford. It will be the first time Wizz Air has regularly operated from the West Yorkshire airport, according to CH-Aviation.com.

The Peel Group, owners of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, confirmed in September that the airport would start closing down from October 31. The owners cited the airport’s “fundamental lack of financial viability” as the key reason for the closure. Doncaster Sheffield is located just 33 nautical miles (61 kilometers) southeast of Leeds Bradford. In June, Wizz Air abruptly permanently canceled seasonal and year-round 13 routes from Doncaster Sheffield and closed its base there, saying it was unable to come to a commercial agreement with the airport.

Wizz Air still flies to eight destinations from Doncaster Sheffield. After the airline’s last day of operations at the airport on October 30, only the route to Vilnius will not transfer to Leeds Bradford. Flights to Cluj-Napoca, Gdańsk, Kraków, Warsaw Chopin, and Wrocław will commence from Leeds Bradford on a twice-weekly basis (with some seasonal summer increases) on October 31. Twice weekly flights to Katowice and four times a week flights to Bucharest will start on November 1.

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