Wizz Air flight W62206 from Luton to Budapest has never left on time since the 1st of June 2013 with a staggering 293 consecutive late departures according to flight data specialists EUclaim.
Making the 927 mile journey every day except Christmas Day, the late-running A320 plane has seen passengers delayed anywhere between two minutes and 12 hours and 18 minutes. On one occasion it was even cancelled altogether. The daily delays add up to over 176 hours of waiting for unlucky passengers.
The UK’s leading flight delay compensation specialist Bott and Co says passengers on nine of the late-running Wizz Air flights would be able to claim compensation under EU Regulation 261/2004. Fifteen individuals from the qualifying flights (in June, July, October and November 2013) have already approached the law firm to represent them against the airline and are in line to receive €250 (£215) each.
If you have been affected by a late-running flight you can use the free online flight delay compensation calculator to find out if you are eligible for compensation.
EU regulation 261 entitles travellers to compensation of between €250 (£215) and €600 (£520) if their flight is delayed by more than three hours, cancelled, or they are denied boarding. The law applies to flights from EU airports or arriving in the EU on an EU airline, provided the delay or cancellation is not due to extraordinary circumstances.
Paul Hinchliffe, Managing Partner at Bott and Co explains “Consumers in other EU countries tend to be familiar with their rights under Regulation 261, but that’s not the case here in the UK. We want to change this and help the British public to know their rights and receive the compensation rightly due to them for flight delays and cancellations.”
Information supplied by euclaim
Claimable Wizz Air W62206 Flights
01/06/2013 – Cancelled 01/07/2013 – Departed 18.52 (4hr 04min arrival delay)
02/07/2013 – Departed 02:43 (12hr 34 min arrival delay)
05/07/2013 – Departed 18:05 (3hr 22min arrival delay)
15/07/2013 – Departed 18:41 (3hr 56min arrival delay)
18/10/2013 – Departed 20:05 (5hr 15min arrival delay)
28/10/2013 – Departed 18:07 (3hr 23min arrival delay)
31/10/2013 – Departed 17:53 (3hr 05min arrival delay)
17/11/2013 – Departed 18:07 (3hr 36min arrival delay)