Wiz is suspending Ukrainian flights and trying to evacuate staff, planes


London — Wizz Air says it is working to evacuate Ukraine-based crew members, their families, and four aircraft on Thursday after the Russian invasion stopped all operations in Ukraine. rice field.

“It is a pity that Wizz Air has informed our customers that due to the current events in Ukraine and the closure of airspace, the airline must temporarily suspend all domestic flight operations.” The airline said.

According to aviation analysis firm Cirium, Wizz Air has the second highest number of flights between Europe and Ukraine after Ryanair.

The company said it is working to evacuate all Ukrainian-based crew members and their close relatives. There are a total of four aircraft on the ground, three in Kiev and one in Lviv.

Ukraine closed its airspace to civilian flights on Thursday after Russia launched a land, sea and air invasion of its neighbors, and European aviation regulators warned of the dangers of flying in border areas.

Reuters

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