Wizz Air to drop hand luggage fee from October

Transport

Hungary’s low cost airline Wizz Air announced today that it will no longer charge passengers an additional fee to bring a large item of hand luggage into the aircraft cabin on all Wizz Air flights, taking effect from October 29, according to a press statement sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

Passengers will be entitled to bring on board one item of hand luggage which measures 55x40x23 cm, which will be included in the ticket price. Wizz Air says this step represents a 50% increase in volume compared to the previous size of free luggage allowance.

The airline also announced a new service option for passengers called WIZZ Priority, which takes effect as of today (July 19) and offers priority boarding and allows passenger to bring an additional small bag (maximum dimensions 40x30x18 cm) into the cabin.

“Today’s announcement underlines Wizz Air’s commitment to continuously providing an excellent consumer experience on every step of the customer journey,” said József Váradi, CEO of the airline.

“Wizz Air prides itself on its user-friendly software solutions, state-of-the-art technology and the efficiency of our fleet as well as the outstanding on-board service and professionalism of staff. We are working hard to ensure that the WIZZ experience is as smooth and hassle free as it can get; thus, no more fees for hand luggage on all Wizz Air flights from October 29 will further underline our commitment to this mission.”

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