Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today an upgrade to its first-to-board Priority Boarding service to include the option of bringing on board a small personal item*. This continues Wizz Air’s tradition of adding services designed to enhance passenger convenience and satisfaction.
With the upgrade, passengers flying from today with Priority Boarding, purchased as a stand-alone option or as part of a Plus Fare or WIZZ Privilege Pass, will have the choice to bring a small personal item on board in addition to either a small or large cabin bag**.
Wizz Air’s Chief Commercial Officer György Abrán said, “We are constantly working to give our customers more, while keeping our fares low every day. At WIZZ, we believe there is always an opportunity to do things better and passenger feedback shows us there is a market for upgrades to the basic low fares we offer to millions of passengers. WIZZ has a generous baggage policy that provides for either a free small cabin bag or, for a low fee, a large cabin bag with no weight limit. With the upgrade to our Priority Boarding option, we create more choice for those who prefer to carry an extra item on board while still ensuring that boarding remains hassle-free and the cabin space uncluttered.”
Priority Boarding, which allows passengers to board their flight ahead of general boarding, can be added to Basic Fares for just €3 per seat and flight if purchased online, €4 if purchased at the airport.
The Plus Fare, which includes Priority Boarding, was launched in May 2015 to address the needs of comfort conscious travellers and comprises the flight fare, seat selection including premium seats, airport check-in, WIZZ Flex for flexibility on flight changes, a large cabin bag, and one checked bag.
The WIZZ Privilege Pass was launched in January 2014 as a yearly membership program for frequent travellers. For an annual fee of €99, pass holders enjoy seat selection including premium seats and unlimited priority boarding and a large cabin bag on every flight.
* A small personal item is defined as a handbag, camera pouch or laptop-sized luggage that does not exceed the maximum dimension of 40x30x18cm. The policy includes Priority Boarding purchased under discontinued services WIZZ XXL Seats, WIZZ Reserved Seats, WIZZ Premium, and WIZZ Premium Plus.
** A small cabin bag of size 42x32x25cm or smaller can be taken on board free of charge. If the cabin baggage is larger than the dimensions of a small cabin bag but not exceeding 56x45x25cm, it can be carried for a fee. No weight restriction applies but passengers must be able to place it in the overhead compartment unassisted.