Wizz Air Joins Ryanair in Number Collapse as UK Flights to Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca in Spain Remain Grounded

Wizz Air has announced flights from London to Faro from July as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

WIZZ AIR has joined fellow low-cost carrier Ryanair in announcing a record drop in passenger numbers in April, as UK flights to the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca in Spain remain grounded.

Hungarian-owned Wizz Air started to resume services last weekend from Luton Airport under tough health restrictions, including a flight to the Canary Islands.

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They normally operate routes to Spanish mainland destinations like Alicante-Elche, Malaga, and Valencia airports, but these have stopped due to the measures imposed to counteract the coronavirus pandemic.

Wizz Air said they had suffered a 98 per cent collapse for passenger numbers in April, clocking in just 78,389 people, as opposed to the 3.3 million travellers a year earlier.

Ryanair’s percentage passenger fall for April was even more dramatic at 99.6 per cent, as the carrier last week announced 3,000 job losses in what is a turbulent time for the whole of the air travel industry.


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