Wizz Air, a Hungarian carrier, had announced it was to begin services to the Island at the beginning of July but had repeatedly pushed back the start date.
In a statement released yesterday, the airline says it has had to ‘suspend’ the flights, which would have covered routes previously operated by Flybe.
‘As is normal practice in the aviation industry, routes can sometimes change according to travel seasons and demand.
‘Unfortunately, for these reasons, Wizz Air confirms it has had to suspend its routes from Cardiff Airport and Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Jersey. Passengers with bookings affected by this change will be informed by email and automatically refunded 120% of the original fare in airline credit,’ a spokesperson said.
‘Passengers can also opt for a 100% cash refund to their original payment method or the chance to rebook for free.
‘Wizz Air sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused.’
The airline had planned to use an Airbus A321 aircraft – a plane much larger than those used by other carriers which fly to the Island – to operate its Jersey services. Plans for the new links were announced while a raft of international travel restrictions for UK residents were in place.
However, many of those measures are due to be eased on 19 July, making more routes viable for airlines.