London Gatwick and Luton Airport: Wizz Air cancels flights for Pratt & Whitney engine inspections

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Wizz Air has announced the cancellation of flights “due to the accelerated inspections of several of our GTF engines mandated by Pratt & Whitney”.

Wizz Air has announced some flights will be cancelled to allow “accelerated inspections” or engines.

Although Wizz Air has yet to confirm which routes are affected, the airline has recommended customers check their spam folders for notification emails about schedule changes.

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A Wizz Air spokesperson said affected flights will be between September and October, to and from Luton and Gatwick airports.

Customers will be contacted directly by Wizz Air If their flight is affected, and can claim refunds.

The spokesperson said: “Wizz Air announces today that due to the accelerated inspections of several of our GTF engines mandated by Pratt & Whitney, we have made adjustments to the network resulting in cancellations of some flights on selected days between certain destinations.

“Passengers on the affected flights will be offered an alternative flight schedule, provided full refunds in the original method of payment, or offered 120% of the original fare in airline reservation credit. In the instance a booking was created via a travel agency or an online travel agency, we advise customers to reach out to the agency which owns the booking to make necessary changes to the reservation. Wizz Air also recommends checking the spam folder for emails about possible schedule changes.

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“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused by this unplanned event out of our control, but the safety and security of our passengers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority.”

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