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Wizz Air extends free flight deadline for Ukrainian refugees

Wizz Air is extending an offer of free flights for Ukrainian refugees to the UK until the end of June.

The budget carrier has 4,500 free tickets still available after launching an offer of 10,000 flights with a group of not-for-profit organisations in May.

Extending the initiative from June 15 until the end of the month allows more Ukrainian refugees flying from Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia to travel to the UK in support of the UK government’s ‘Homes for Ukraine’ visa scheme. 

The free tickets are available on 61 routes to the UK, and include one hand luggage item and one checked-in luggage item per person. 

As of June 14, the government had issued 88,000 visas to Ukrainians under the visa scheme for displaced Ukrainians and more than 51,800 have arrived in the UK.

Wizz Air chief executive Jozsef Váradi said: “By extending our offer of free tickets until the end of June, we hope that many more Ukrainians will reach the UK and be connected with their sponsor. 

“Our hearts are with the Ukrainian people during this time of crisis, and we want to play our part in these efforts by providing a free, safe, and welcoming journey to anyone who needs it.”

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