- Nick Harding

Low-cost airline Wizz Air has confirmed that it will be closing its base at Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) after a year of operations plagued by cancellations, failures and bad press.

The two winter routes to Milan and Bucharest will end earlier than planned on 25th January and all further operations from the Welsh national airport have been scrapped.

Staff employed at the Cardiff base will be offered redeployment elsewhere and passengers with flights booked can claim a refund of 120% or an alternative flight from other Wizz Air destinations including Bristol, Gatwick, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool or Luton.

Cardiff is the second UK base closure in 12 months for the Hungarian airliner with Doncaster Sheffield closing last year, something which was deemed as a major contributing factor to the airport closing.

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