Nearly 100,000 free tickets have been offered to Ukrainians to fly across Europe by Hungarian low-cost airline WizzAir.
Thus, from September 15 to December 8, Ukrainians will be able to book their flights to more than 800 different destinations with WizzAir, if they have an international passport and an international certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
As for the destinations, they include flights from Europe, the United Kingdom and Georgia.
According to a statement published by the help information site VisitUkraine. Today, although the tickets are free, the system will ask passengers to enter their bank details.
“Bookings can only be made on the WizzAir website. Also, the company will check your documents before boarding, so it advises you to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before departure. The free fare includes one carry-on bag. Other baggage can be paid for before or after booking at standard rates,” says the press release.
Previously, given the war situation in Ukraine, the Polish railway company PKP allowed Ukrainian citizens to travel to Germany without having to pay for tickets.
In addition, the company explained that Ukrainians are now entitled to free second-class travel on nine daily trains connecting the Polish cities of Warsaw, Przemysl and Gdynia with the German capital Berlin as well as Frankfurt.
In March, WizzAir also supported Ukrainian refugees with 100,000 free seats on all continental European flights departing from countries bordering Ukraine, including Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. In this regard, WizzAir has also added larger aircraft and additional flights from bordering countries in Europe to help support the movement of refugees as needed.
“Our hearts are with the Ukrainian people during this crisis. We are committed to helping as many Ukrainian refugees as possible get to safety, which is why we will offer them 100,000 free seats from border countries and special rescue fares on all other flights. We have already seen great humanitarian efforts on the ground from our employees across the network, and as a company, we wanted to play our part in these efforts. We would be happy to provide a safe and welcoming journey for these refugees,” Wizz Air managing director József Váradi pointed out.
Moreover, WizzAir is not only focusing on the Ukrainian population, but it has also sought to repatriate its crew and families abroad. In this sense, WizzAir had requested the evacuation of four of its planes.