Wizz Air restarts flights from Doncaster Sheffield Airport

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Wizz Air UK has restarted flights from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, following the UK Government’s lifting of the ban on international travel.

With the first flight to the popular holiday destination, Faro, taking off this morning, Wizz has resumed operations at it’s DSA base which was launched in October 2020.

It is offering links to 25 destinations, including Faro in Portugal, Crete, and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.

Passengers can book tickets with the airline’s travel insurance package which includes COVID-19 cover and WIZZ Flex, which allows travellers to cancel flight up to three hours before departure without any fee and receive 100% of the fare reimbursed in airline credit.

The airport has a new COVID-19 testing centre operated by Randox, so passengers can follow the current guidance and take the appropriate tests prior to departure and on return.

Owain Jones, managing director of Wizz Air UK, said: “We are delighted to be restarting operations from our Doncaster Sheffield base, bringing back connections to the region, and offering our customers great value travel options for their post lockdown getaway.

“With 25 routes on offer from Doncaster Sheffield, including seven Spanish sunshine destinations, we are ensuring customers in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire can fly from their local airport to popular holiday hotspots this summer.

“We look forward to welcoming passengers back on board our modern and sustainable aircraft, where they can rely on our stringent health and hygiene measures and excellent service as they head on their long-awaited summer holiday.”

Chris Harcombe, managing director at the airport, said: “Today is something of a celebration as we’ve been eagerly waiting for the Government to give the green light to international travel.

“We’re seeing plenty of pent-up demand from passengers keen to get away on a much-needed holiday in the sun and visiting loved ones abroad.

“It’s been a tough 12-months for the aviation industry and, although we’ve remained operational throughout the pandemic providing vital freight service, leisure travel is the beating heart of the UK’s favourite airport and we can’t wait to welcome back customers and get them up in the air for summer.

“We’ve been working closely with our operators to ensure the safe return of air travel and with a number of flexible products available including a testing facility on-site, we’re pleased customers can book their holiday with confidence.

“We’re looking forward to a positive recovery and a bright year ahead.”