Wizz Air has suspended its flights from Budapest and Debrecen to Tel Aviv after Hamas militants ruling the Gaza Strip launched a surprise attack on Israel on the 7th of October. The terrorists invaded the country’s south, killing more than 1300 people, wounding around 3000 others and kidnapping and holding at least 150 people hostage.

While Israel continues its retaliatory actions, the Israeli government has vowed to wipe Hamas off the face of the earth, with the prospect of a ground offensive growing.

Wizz Air has been on hold recently, cancelling flights to Israel a week or two in advance, but now, it has dropped the Debrecen – Tel Aviv flight from its schedule until 4th December.

Current plans are to operate twice weekly between Israel and Hungary’s second city.

The suspension of the flight will also harm tourism in Debrecen, which has recently seen a very strong influx of visitors from Israel. The Aquaticum Hotel, for example, has seen hundreds of guests arriving on one flight and is now experiencing a series of cancellations from Israeli guests.

Wizz Air has been flying from Debrecen to Tel Aviv since spring 2017, although the flight has been suspended several times due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Wizz Air will launch two new flights from Debrecen in the near future, from the end of October to the end of March to Hurghada in Egypt and from mid-December to Rome. The latter will not be a seasonal flight but will operate all year around, twice a week.

Source: Dehir.hu

Author: Debrecen4U