All Wizz Air articles – Page 2

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    Wizz Air cuts back summer capacity to contain operational disruption


    Budget carrier Wizz Air is limiting summer capacity growth to around 35% compared with the pre-crisis level, in order to reduce risks of operational disruption over the peak period. The airline says it has “further improved the agility and resilience of our network”, measures which include adjusting schedules where a ...

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    Ryanair and Wizz record highest traffic months in June


    Expanding European low-cost carriers Ryanair and Wizz Air both saw traffic levels soar in June, underlining their return to growth since the pandemic.

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    Wizz Air revisits fuel-hedging policy dropped during pandemic


    Budget carrier Wizz Air is embarking on a return to fuel hedging having abandoned the policy during the pandemic in order to avoid future losses. Coverage levels are likely to range from 65% in the first quarter of the hedging horizon to 15% in the last. The airline says it ...

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    Gatwick airport caps summer flights amid operational woes


    Gatwick airport will cap the number of flights operated from the facility in July and August, as it attempts to overcome the operational challenges that have dogged the air travel recovery in markets including the UK’s.

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    Wizz Air safety row with unions re-ignites after Varadi ‘fatigue’ remarks


    Budget carrier Wizz Air is insisting that is not jeopardising safety, in response to a video recording of chief executive Jozsef Varadi apparently urging personnel to reduce disruption arising from calling in fatigued. While the European Cockpit Association, which has obtained the video recording, is claiming that Varadi was effectively ...

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    Can airline travel disruption be resolved this summer?


    The operational issues being seen in several markets are threatening to define the sector’s emergence from Covid-19 in some regions – potentially beyond the short term.

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    Wizz continues to switch Airbus commitments to A321neo


    Wizz Air has converted 21 Airbus A320neo commitments to the A321neo, a further shift of its single-aisle backlog towards the higher-capacity variant. The airline disclosed, as it released full-year final results, that it formalised the conversion in May. Deliveries of these aircraft will be carried out over the course of ...

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    Wizz optimistic on restoring low cost levels as inflation adds to airline misery


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is expecting the current fiscal year to be one “marked by high inflation”, as it looks to return to pre-crisis cost levels and improve its competitiveness. Wizz Air turned in a full-year net loss of €642 million ($686 million) – higher than the previous ...

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    Wizz Air to explore hydrogen fleet operations through Airbus collaboration


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is to explore the potential for hydrogen-powered aircraft operations under an agreement with Airbus. The two sides have signed a memorandum covering analysis of hydrogen operations, intended to provide the carrier with a “deeper understanding” of how such aircraft could change its business model, ...

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    Wizz Air to establish Maltese unit


    Central European budget carrier Wizz AIr plans to establish a Maltese airline unit later this year.

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    Wizz Air aims to explore Saudi Arabian air transport potential


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has signed a preliminary agreement with Saudi Arabian authorities aimed at looking into potential for airline expansion in the Middle Eastern state. The memorandum of understanding, it says, reflects a “shared vision” between the two sides on the potential for Wizz to “stimulate new ...

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    Airlines warming to summer demand trend amid cloudy fundamentals


    The past week has seen a growing list of airlines offer optimistic outlooks for the coming summer season, despite a lengthy list of challenges faced by the industry – although one chief executive bucked the trend, calling on airlines to “get real” as he outlined a less-than-rosy take on future demand fundamentals.

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    Wizz Air sees recovery ‘taking shape’ despite continued losses


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is expecting a full-year net loss of €632-652 million ($690-711 million), but with a fourth-quarter operating loss ahead of previous guidance. The airline, whose financial year closed on 31 March, predicts an operating loss for the last quarter of €190-210 million – citing a ...

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    European low-cost carriers cement loads recovery in March


    European low-cost carrier Norwegian carried 940,000 passengers at a load factor of 80.3% in March, the latest budget operator in the region to disclose loads stabilising at higher levels following the Omicron-fuelled dip at the turn of the year.

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    More airlines able to look forward with confidence about recovery


    A notable theme over the past week has been the shift in global airline narrative towards renewal, as more markets emerge from the worst of the Covid-19 crisis.

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    Wizz confident on strong summer loads from ramped-up Gatwick


    Wizz Air UK managing director Marion Geoffroy is confident of strong load factors this summer, flagging full flights on the first day of the summer season from its expanded London Gatwick operation. The budget carrier opened a base at the south London airport in the autumn of 2020, initially with ...

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    Wizz outlines impact of Ukrainian situation on its network


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air expects a 7% reduction on flights within its network during March, as a result of the situation in Ukraine. But the airline says its projected operating loss for the full year – which concludes on 31 March – will be “materially consistent” with previous ...

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    Wizz accuses pilot unions of pushing labour agenda in objections to US services


    Wizz Air has rejected US pilot unions’ claims about its operations as irrelevant and untrue, accusing them of attempting to interfere in regulatory processes to further their own pro-union agenda simply because they disagree with the airline’s labour policies. The carrier is seeking to serve US destinations with an Airbus ...

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    Wizz Air’s proposed US operation focused on government A330 freighter flights


    Wizz Air’s proposed US services, which have irked US pilot representatives, centre on the freighter flights it operates for the Hungarian government. The airline operates a single A330-200F, registered HA-LHU, which is owned by the government of Hungary. Examination of the permit filed with the US Department of Transportation shows ...

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    US pilot union ALPA protests Wizz Air’s application to fly to USA


    US pilot union Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is protesting Wizz Air’s application to fly to the USA, claiming the Hungarian carrier has used ”a toxic culture of reprisal” to intimidate crew and that it ignores issues such as fatigue and illness that could compromise safety.