Wizz Air to introduce allocated seating

From 4 May, Wizz Air will introduce free allocated seating on selected routes – rolling out the enhancement across all Wizz routes from 19 May – to give passengers travelling together neighbouring seats where possible.The change, which will become part of Wizz Air’s booking process from 8 April, means passengers can also change their free seat allocation for a fee starting from €1 on the carrier’s website or mobile app. Changes can be made any time up until 3 hours prior to flight departure.Preferred seats, such as front row seats for quick disembarking or seats with extra legroom, can be reserved for a higher fee upon availability on a first come first served basis. In terms of costs, Wizz has revealed front row seats and extra legroom seats range between €5 and €23, upfront seats are between €3 and €17, front cabin seats are €2-€5 and rear cabin seats are between €1 and €2.50. The variation in price is according to demand.Passengers with Wizz Premium and Wizz Privilege Pass memberships will be able to select any seat free of charge and continue to enjoy Priority Boarding. From 8 April Wizz Air also lowers the Priority Boarding fee to just €2.“I am delighted to share today this major improvement for our customers that comes as part of our constant development of better services and processes. Consumer satisfaction was at the core of our mission when we launched the airline over 10 years ago and continues to steer our actions every day,” commented CCO of Wizz Air, György Abrán.“I am convinced that [the] trend to re-introduce seat allocation accurately reflects what consumers now value most when travelling: an affordable airfare and a comfortable and hassle-free experience. We have 180 seats on each of our 55 A320 aircraft and from November we will have 230 seats on our new A321 aircraft. Our new seat allocation comes as part of a number of planned experience upgrades in 2015 which we will announce very soon,” Abrán concluded.

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