All Wizz Air articles – Page 3

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    Wizz Air firms purchase rights on another 75 A321neos


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is exercising purchase rights to take another 75 Airbus A321neo twinjets. Chief executive Jozsef Varadi says the A321neo will provide a “strong platform” for the airline’s growth, and that Wizz remains “on track” to be a 500-aircraft group by the end of the decade. ...

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    Wizz Air helps to kick-start Saudi Arabia’s aviation powerhouse ambitions


    Kingdom will welcome low-cost services from European operator as part of effort to create huge commercial aviation hub

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    Wizz-operated A330 freighter enters heavy check at new Budapest MRO facility


    Wizz Air’s single long-haul aircraft, the Airbus A330-200F it operates for the Hungarian government, has become the first large widebody for service at maintenance firm Aeroplex’s new facility. Budapest-based Aeroplex received the widebody hangar in March this year. The company says the A330 freighter, which ICAO classifies as a Code ...

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    Ryanair’s Italian surge will be headache for ITA Airways owners


    If a consortium comprising Certares, Air France-KLM and Delta Air Lines eventually takes control of Alitalia successor ITA Airways, it will have much ground to make up in the short-haul sector in particular.

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    Wizz Air predicts ‘long-term’ Saudi role as it connects nine more European points


    Low-cost carrier Wizz Air has announced a string of new routes between Europe and Saudi Arabia as it seeks to play its part in the kingdom’s ambitions to expand its aviation sector.

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    Wizz Air sets up new committee to assist with safety compliance oversight


    Budget carrier Wizz Air is setting up a new internal committee intended to support oversight of practices and performance relating to safety and security. The airline says the new safety, security and operational compliance committee will be chaired by Charlotte Pedersen. Pedersen, a non-executive director who has been on the ...

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    Budget carrier Wizz Air names new chief financial officer


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has named Ian Malin as its new chief financial officer, following the decision by Jourik Hooghe to step down. Malin will join the airline from the beginning of October. He has formerly served in finance roles with tenures at companies including KPMG, Allco Finance ...

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    Former Ryanair executive returns to Malta with Wizz Air


    Wizz Air has announced that its new Maltese subsidiary will be led by former Ryanair executive Diarmuid O Conghaile. The low-cost group expects to launch the new unit “later this year”, it said on 15 August, with O Conghaile becoming managing director from 1 November, having stepped down from his ...

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    Ryanair exceeded pre-Covid passenger numbers by 2 million in July


    Ryanair continued to reach new traffic highs in July, as it served 16.8 million passengers – some two million more than it recorded for the same month of 2019 and 0.9 million up on the previous all-time record seen in June this year. The Irish carrier and budget rival Wizz ...

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    Wizz Air maintains pace of fleet-expansion programme


    Budget carrier Wizz Air is maintaining its fleet-expansion programme, although it is prepared for potential disruption from supply-chain issues. It added eight new Airbus A321neos during the quarter while returning four A320s at the end of their leases. The changes take Wizz’s fleet to 157 aircraft. “Our fleet programme remains ...

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    Weaker currency forces Wizz to absorb €140m foreign-exchange loss


    Weakening of the euro against the US dollar generated a foreign-exchange impact of €140 million which exacerbated budget carrier Wizz Air’s losses over the first quarter. Wizz Air turned in an operating loss of €284 million ($289 million) for the three months to 30 June. But a revaluation of US ...

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    Airlines turn to baggage-only flights and onboard ground-handlers


    As the second-quarter financial results season kicked off this week, there was a striking comment from Delta Air Lines about the measures it is taking to combat operational challenges.

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    Bleak prognosis for UK’s Doncaster Sheffield airport after Wizz axes base


    Operators of the UK’s regional Doncaster Sheffield airport have embarked on a strategic review to consider its future after admitting that the facility will struggle to achieve profitability. The airport made a full-year operating loss of £16.2 million ($19.2 million) loss in 2018-19, and a loss of £6.8 million in ...

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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 ...