Wizz Air suspends all Polish flights until June 6

The airline said that 120 percent of the original value of reservations would automatically be sent to the clients' Wizz Air account for use in the next 24 months on the carrier's products and services. Łukasz Gągulski/PAP

Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air announced on Friday it was suspending all flights in its Polish network until June 6 in connection with the extension of restrictions on international flights due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wizz Air added that passengers with reservations for suspended flights who made the reservation directly on the airline's website or through the mobile app will automatically be informed electronically.

The airline said that 120 percent of the original value of reservations would automatically be sent to the clients' Wizz Air account for use in the next 24 months on the carrier's products and services.

The airline also said that passengers could chose a cash refund instead but it would take longer. They will be informed by email of the necessary steps to receive a bank transfer or card transfer.

"In this case, customers can apply for the return of 100 percent of the original value of the reservation. Customers who made the reservation through an agent - including internet travel agents - should contact the company from whom they bought the ticket," the airline said.

"In connection with the binding state of epidemic in the Republic of Poland, it is necessary to extend the period of obligatory ban on air traffic for a further 14 days in the case of international flights and eight days in the case of domestic flights," Wizz Air wrote in the Impact Assessment of the regulation.

The currently binding regulation of the Council of Ministers from May 8, 2020, concerning the ban on air traffic expires on May 23, 2020.