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    Wizz Air qualifies for UK coronavirus fund support

    2020-04-21T07:53:00Z

    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has obtained confirmation that it can take advantage of the UK government’s support scheme for companies affected by the coronavirus crisis. Wizz Air says it has been assured it is an “eligible issuer” under the Covid Corporate Financing Facility. The airline has ...

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    Wizz Air axes one-fifth of personnel but remains upbeat on prospects

    2020-04-14T08:07:00Z

    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is cutting 1,000 personnel, nearly one-fifth of its staff, after its operation was reduced to a bare minimum by the coronavirus crisis. The airline says it has been forced to take the “difficult step” to make workers redundant, adding that it has also ...

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    Wizz Air details crisis impact on traffic as it wraps up fiscal year

    2020-04-02T06:52:00Z

    Budget carrier Wizz Air has become one of the first European airlines to detail the full coronavirus impact on traffic in March, a month during which airlines started embarking on widespread fleet grounding. Wizz Air says booked passenger numbers fell by nearly 36%, to 1.75 million, as it cut ...

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    LOT and Wizz hit hard as Poland shuts air routes to foreigners

    2020-03-14T09:02:00Z

    Polish flag-carrier LOT is suspending all international flights from both Poland and Hungary after the Polish government imposed border restrictions on foreign travellers. Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is also being hit hard by the measure, suspending Polish services accounting for some 20% of its capacity. The ...

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    Finnair, Wizz latest European carriers to extend cuts to counter coronavirus

    2020-03-04T10:03:00Z

    Finnair and central European budget carrier Wizz have become the latest European carriers to detail more plans for cuts in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Ryanair and Wizz Air aircraft at Dortmund airport
    Analysis

    Why strong Ryanair and Wizz February traffic offers few clues to coronavirus impact

    2020-03-03T11:12:00Z

    Monthly traffic figures for February released by Ryanair and Wizz Air today offer little indication of the impact on air travel demand of the spread of the coronavirus into Europe.

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    Wizz stays with P&W for another 166 Airbus jets

    2020-01-27T16:29:00Z

    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is staying with Pratt Whitney for another 166 Airbus A320neo-family jets. The agreement to take the PW1100G engine covers 90 aircraft from a 2016 deal plus a further 56 A320neos. It also covers the 20 A321XLRs recently ordered by the ...

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    Wizz Air to set up joint-venture Abu Dhabi carrier

    2019-12-12T10:17:00Z

    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has provisionally agreed to establish a low-cost carrier venture in Abu Dhabi, the second such budget airline plan to emerge in the emirate in recent weeks. The Abu Dhabi government says a preliminary agreement has been reached with Wizz to launch the venture ...

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    Wizz not interested in buying businesses: chief

    2019-11-14T17:41:00Z

    Wizz Air is not interested in expanding through acquisition of other businesses, the Central European budget carrier s chief has declared.

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    Wizz chief derides airline rivals' zero-carbon pledges

    2019-11-13T19:57:00Z

    Wizz Air chief Jozsef Varadi has scorned the pledges of airlines which are committing to becoming carbon-neutral in several decades time.

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    Wizz fleet plan shows impact of A321neo delays

    2019-11-13T19:25:00Z

    Wizz Air is set to receive only half the Airbus A321neos it had planned to introduce in its 2020-21 financial year, the budget carrier has revealed in its latest fleet plan.

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    Wizz profit jumps on firmer margins

    2019-11-13T13:56:00Z

    Budapest-based low-cost carrier Wizz Air has posted sharply higher first-half profits as it continues to cut unit cost and increase passenger numbers.

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    Wizz shareholders approve A321XLR order

    2019-10-30T18:13:45Z

    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air's shareholders have overwhelmingly voted in favour of its plans to purchase 20 Airbus A321XLR twinjets.

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    Vienna airport expects LCC consolidation

    2019-10-07T04:17:28Z

    Vienna International airport has seen a boom in low-cost carriers after the collapse of Air Berlin and its local unit Niki in 2017, but its chief operating officer expects that some form of consolidation will occur soon.

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    Wizz Air receives final regular A321

    2019-09-02T09:08:05Z

    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has taken delivery of its final Airbus A321, with all future Airbus single-aisle deliveries exclusively set to be re-engined aircraft.

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    Ryanair goes head-to-head with Wizz from Southend

    2019-08-23T09:41:11Z

    Budget carrier Ryanair yesterday announced plans to add Bucharest and Vilnius routes from London Southend – just hours after rival Wizz Air confirmed its intention to serve those same destinations from the UK airport.

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    Wizz becomes latest carrier to enter London Southend

    2019-08-22T08:17:49Z

    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is to venture into London Southend operations with three routes to Romania and Lithuania.

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    What keeps driving Bill Franke to invest in low-cost carriers

    2019-08-20T16:00:00Z

    Every August, a group of geographically diverse airline managements gather in Montana for an annual review. They have a couple of things in common: they are all from low-cost carriers and each one has scored the support of Indigo Partners.

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    Edinburgh to join Wizz network

    2019-08-05T12:01:04Z

    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air will later this year start flights to Edinburgh, making the city its third Scottish destination after Aberdeen and Glasgow.

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    PARIS: ​Indigo Partners signs for 50 A321XLRs

    2019-06-19T08:56:05Z

    Three of Indigo Partners' airlines are set to receive Airbus A321XLRs after the investor announced its intention to take 50 units of the new variant.