Less than a day after it confirmed plans were moving ahead for a new base in Cardiff, Wizz Air has now confirmed the project will be pushed back to next summer.
The news comes as the Welsh government announces that fully vaccinated travellers returning from amber list countries will not have to quarantine from July 19th onwards.
Wizz Air is restarting flights to three additional destinations from June 30th onwards, as the UK government expands the green list of countries people can travel to without having to quarantine.
Wizz Air is launching its first ever domestic service, with flights from its Doncaster Sheffield and Cardiff bases to Jersey. Beginning in July, these flights will operate twice weekly.
Wizz Air is recruiting cabin crew members across its UK bases, including London Luton, Gatwick, Doncaster Sheffield and Cardiff. The decision comes ahead of the summer season.
Wizz Air has confirmed it will open a new base in Rome, offering 32 new services to 19 countries. The carrier said this is the biggest number of routes ever announced in one go.
The low-cost carrier hopes many travellers will be booking now for a long-awaited holiday next year, with the airline offering a network of over 80 destinations from 12 UK airports.
From June 22nd, Wizz will operate flights twice weekly to the popular Mediterranean hotspot of Antalya, and from September 22nd, flights will commence three times a week to Rzeszow in Poland.
Wizz Air said it still had around €1,615 million on hand at the end of March, and was well placed to benefit from any recovery in the travel sector.
Shares in low-cost carrier Wizz Air fell by more than five per cent in early trading this morning as Indigo Partners said it would divest half of its stake in the airline.
Wizz Air has unveiled its flight schedule for the coming winter. A pre-sale is now open to members, while the tickets can be booked by the public from February 18th.
Wizz Air has announced a new connection between Luton and Sarajevo in Bosnia & Herzegovina. The carrier is also increasing frequencies on flights to Suceava, Athens, Reykjavik and Dalaman.