All Wizz Air articles

  • Wizz A321neo
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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 ...

  • Wizz A321neo
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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.

  • Wizz's 100th A320-family jet
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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.

  • Bill Franke
    Interview

    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.

  • BA A320neo
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    BA to scrap services to St Petersburg and Kiev

    2019-05-22T12:59:02Z

    ​British Airways is axing its routes to St Petersburg and Kiev this winter.

  • USA-Italy seats
    Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Alitalia's two years in administrative limbo

    2019-05-01T20:11:17Z

    Two years on from Alitalia's filing for administration, the fate of the Italian flag carrier still hangs in the balance.

  • Vienna airport pax stats
    Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Low-cost carriers vie for dominance at Vienna

    2019-04-18T15:30:00Z

    At the beginning of 2018, Vienna International airport could count itself among a select group of European hubs that had remained largely unaffected by the low-cost carriers' onward march.

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    Pulkovo hopeful Pobeda will resume international services

    2019-03-27T20:30:00Z

    Pulkovo airport's chief commercial officer Evgeniy Ilyin is cautiously optimistic that a dispute between Pobeda and Russia’s border control agency, which has led the budget carrier to cancel its international services, can be resolved this year.

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    Austrian plans Vienna fightback

    2019-03-11T10:45:04Z

    Austrian Airlines has committed to "fighting back" against low-cost rivals at Vienna airport by strengthening its European route network, in particular increasing frequencies to Germany.

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    PICTURE: Wizz receives first A321neo

    2019-03-07T13:37:01Z

    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo, the initial jet from a commitment covering over 250 of the re-engined family.