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Wizz Air Flight Delay Compensation

 How to claim delayed flight compensation from Wizz Air?

Have you experienced a flight delay, cancellation or denied boarding on a Wizz Air flight? The good news is that according to European Regulation 261/2004, the airline may be required to compensate any air passengers affected by the disruption. You could claim up to €600 in Wizz Air flight delay compensation.


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Unfortunately, enforcing your rights in case of a delayed Wizz Air flight can often be a prolonged and demanding process. In many cases claiming compensation from the airline could become a more stressful experience than the actual delay. And since successfully enforcing your rights requires an in-depth understanding of current regulations, your success cannot be guaranteed.

SkyRefund’s legal experts can help you claim your rightful compensation for your delayed flight by enforcing your passenger rights on your behalf. We will take all the necessary legal steps to ensure that you receive your payment. And according to our “No Win- No Fee” price policy, you don’t owe us anything unless we are successful in retrieving your compensation. In this case, our fee would be 25% of the compensation amount.


How much compensation can you claim for your Wizz Air flight delay?

The length of your trip and the duration of Wizz Air’s flight delay determine the amount of compensation you can claim.

If your entire journey was under 1500 km, you could be entitled to €250 for your delayed Wizz Air flight. If the distance was anywhere between 1500 and 3500 km, you could be eligible for €400. Finally, if your travel distance exceeded 3,500 km, you could claim flight delay compensation of up to €600.

€ 250 € 400 € 600
Less than 1500 km Between 1500 & 3500 km More than 3500 km

How it works

SkyRefund offers air passengers a quick and stress-free way of claiming their Wizz Air delay compensation.

You only need to submit your flight details into our compensation calculator and sign our authorization form. This document will allow us to represent your best interests in all matters related to your claim.

You can then lay back and relax. Our team will get in touch with Wizz Air and begin the process of claiming your delayed flight compensation on your behalf.

 Am I entitled to compensation for my Wizz Air flight?

According to EC261, you can submit a compensation form in case of a delayed, cancelled or overbooked flight. Here are all of the basics that you need to know about each of these disruptions.

Wizz Air Flight Delay

You can claim compensation for your delay if your flight meets the following requirements:

  1. Your delay did not result from any extraordinary circumstances
  2. Due to the delay, you arrived at your final destination at least 3 hours late.


Is my flight eligible?


Extraordinary circumstances is a blanket term for any events that are outside of the airline’s power to mitigate or prevent. This can include extreme weather conditions, air traffic control strikes and security risks, among others.

Since Wizz Air would not be responsible for any of these events, the airline would not be required to pay delayed flight compensation to any passengers who have experienced a long delay.

The second important requirement for flight delay compensation eligibility states that you need to have arrived at your final destination with a total delay of over three hours. It is important to emphasize that the delay duration is determined upon arrival, not at departure. In some cases, this would mean that even if the takeoff of your Wizz Air flight was delayed by more than 3 hours, you may not be able to claim compensation. This is usually the case when some of the delay is made up for during the flight.


If your flight meets these two conditions, you are entitled to Wizz Air delayed flight compensation. Submit your compensation form and SkyRefund’s claim experts will ensure that the airline pays you your compensation, even if this means taking the carrier to court.


Wizz Air Cancelled Flight

If your Wizz Air flight is cancelled, regardless of the circumstances, you are always entitled to either a full ticket refund or an alternate flight to your final destination.

In addition to your preferred option, you could be eligible for Wizz Air cancelled flight compensation if your flight meets the following criteria:

  • Wizz Air informed you of the cancellation less than 14 days before your flight departure
  • Your alternate flight to your final destination arrived more than 4 hours late.
  • Your cancelled Wizz Air flight was not caused by any extraordinary circumstances


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In addition, if you were notified of the cancellation less than 7 days before your flight, then you would be eligible for compensation if you arrived at your final destination with a delay of over 2 hours. In fact, most flights get cancelled on the day of their departure. Therefore, this prerequisite will be automatically fulfilled.


Overbooked Flight

If your flight was overbooked and Wizz Air forcibly denies you boarding, you can claim the same amount of compensation as if you had experienced a flight delay or cancellation.

In addition, you can choose between a refund of your ticket price or an alternate flight to your intended destination.


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About Wizz Air

Wizz Air was established in 2003 as a low-cost airline with its main hub at Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD). Since making its first flight from Katowice in 2004, the company has expanded to cover more than 500 routes in 27 countries and has become one of the largest airlines in Central Europe. Despite this significant growth, the company’s mission has remained the same: to provide affordable air travel.

Wizz Air Rankings

Skytrax, one of the leading websites assessing air traveller satisfaction, has given Wizz Air an overall rating of 5/10 for the airline’s overall comfort and value for money. Due to its low-cost status, Wizz Air has received particularly low ratings for in-flight entertainment.


Luggage and Fare Information

As a traditional low-cost airline, Wizz Air’s basic plan only covers cabin luggage up to 10 kg but passengers travelling with larger pieces of luggage could purchase an extra checked-in bag for an additional cost. Musicians could bring smaller instruments like ukuleles, violins, and flutes with them but larger instruments may need to be checked-in. Air travellers carrying sports equipment could also submit their luggage at check-in for an additional fee.