Wizz Air London-to-Budapest flight takes inauspicious title

Transport

Despite Hungary-based Wizz Air’s consistent record of success and growth, this week the budget airline received some notoriety it surely doesn’t want: Figures compiled by UK-based flight data specialists EU Claim released this week show that Wizz Air’s flight from London Luton to Budapest is the least timely flight from the airport. In fact, as of yesterday, Wizz Air flight W62206 had departed Luton airport late 293 times in a row.

A pair of notes for EU Claim tempered the shocking revelation, however: Despite delays, on nearly three-quarters (73%) of occasions, flight W62206 left the terminal within 15 minutes of scheduled departure (a delay which the UK Civil Aviation Authority and international industry standards do not consider “late”); additionally, on 78.6% of occasions, W62206 arrived in Budapest on time.

Finally, in spite of flight W62206, Wizz Air boasts an 88% on-time rate, a hair better than the Luton Airport average of 87%.

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