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Wizz Air to Reduce Summer Flight Schedule

Low-cost European carrier Wizz Air has said it will cut its summer flight programme due to chaos at a multitude of airports.

The Hungarian airline – which flies out of Belfast to Kaunus and Vilnius in Lithuania and Katowice in Poland – said it would reduce its capacity by a further 5% as part of a strategy to avoid delays and cancellations.

It is unclear if the Belfast routes are part of the 5% reduction.

Heathrow Airport, in London, warned in a separate statement today that it would ask airlines to cancel more flights this summer if existing reductions to schedules don’t meet expectations.

The airport stated that service levels have “not been acceptable”, with passengers dealing with long security queues and check-in issues as well as sluggish baggage handling.

Similar problems were also seen in Dublin Airport throughout June, resulting in some travellers missing their flights due to long delays and poor communication.

Wizz Air said: “To be able to avoid cancellations and secure a more punctual operation to our customers, we have further improved the agility and resilience of our network including adjusting schedules where we have seen a higher occurrence of issues.”

Emer Roche
Emer Roche
Emer has over 10 years experience working for Irish magazines, supplements, websites and creative agencies. She’s written features for U Magazine, Image Magazine and theheyday.ie, across a range of subjects such as women’s interest, travel, culture, news and interviews. She also has a portfolio of commercial writing for creative agencies, such as RTE.ie and Originate Creative. Emer is a Dublin native with part of her heart in Ardmore, County Waterford. She lives in Dublin 7 with her husband, two kids, dog and cat.

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