6 APRIL 2015
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Asked by Business Travel News why Wizz does not offer allocated seating when speaking at the London Aviation Club last autumn (See BTN 22 September 2014), József Váradi, CEO of the airline, was a little evasive.
“It is something we are thinking about but we don’t think it necessary on all routes,” he said. BTN pointed out that booking your seat in the low-cost sector was first introduced by Vueling in 2008, then easyJet, and now even Ryanair offers the facility.
Mr Váradi has clearly had second thoughts.
On selected routes from 4 May 2015 and across all Wizz routes from 19 May, customers will enjoy automatic free allocated seating, which will become part of the booking process from Tuesday 8 April.
Wizz Air will allocate neighbouring seats to passengers traveling together on the same booking where possible.
Customers can change their free seat allocation and choose a different seat for a fee, starting from €1 on wizzair.com or on Wizz mobile applications any time up until three hours prior to flight departure. Preferred seats, such as front row for quick disembarking or seats with extra legroom, can be reserved for a higher fee upon availability on a first come first served basis.
Wizz Air’s allocated seating will be piloted on Budapest – Barcelona, Katowice – Luton and Bucharest – Dortmund. https://wizzair.com
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