All Wizz Air articles – Page 4

  • Wizz A321neo-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    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 ...

  • Wizz A321-c-Airbus

    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 ...

  • ZEROe-c-Airbus

    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, ...

  • Wizz Air A321

    Wizz Air to establish Maltese unit


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

  • Wizz Air-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    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 ...

  • Airline Business Weekly Briefing Logo WEB2

    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.

  • Wizz Air UK A321-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    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 ...

  • Norwegian

    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.

  • Airline Business Weekly Briefing Logo WEB2

    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.

  • Wizz Air Airbus A321neo

    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 ...

  • Wizz A321neo-c-Wizz Air

    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 ...

  • Hungarian Govt A330-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    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 ...

  • Hungarian Govt A330-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    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 ...

  • wizz-air-a3218e7a3c5d7b3749ca819e56fddd9dd4bf_5f723394

    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.

  • Bergamo

    Busy Ryanair stops Eurocontrol flight numbers falling below ‘low’ scenario in early February


    The number of flights in European airspace is tracking Eurocontrol’s ‘low’ scenario so far in February, despite Ryanair operating above pre-pandemic levels, as the region’s response to the Omicron variant of Covid-19 hits the recovery trajectory.

  • Wizz A321-c-Airbus

    Wizz Air unionisation impasse spurs investor pull-out


    One of budget carrier Wizz Air’s investors has opted to sell its shareholding, citing the airline’s policy of refusing to recognise employee unions. The Danish pension fund AkademikerPension says it is selling DKr22 million ($3.4 million) of shares. Its director, Jens Munch Holst, says the investor has held discussions with ...

  • Boeing 737

    Omicron hit sees Ryanair post weakest traffic month since June


    Irish budget operator Ryanair carried 7 million passengers in January, at the top end of projections that had been revised downwards following capacity cuts due to Omicron travel restrictions.

  • 28 January 2022

    Ukraine-Russia tensions already priced into airspace restrictions: IATA


    The tensions on Ukraine’s border with Russia are unlikely to have an impact on international airline services, according to IATA, given that commercial carriers already avoid overflying the airspace.

  • Shashank-Nigam

    Airlines must show progress on sustainability to avoid becoming next tobacco industry


    Action and positive communication are important in stopping future generations viewing aircraft as negatively as cigarettes are today, argues SimpliFlying’s Shashank Nigam

  • Wizz Airbus-c-Menzies Aviation

    Wizz doggedly keeps to recovery plan in face of latest Covid-19 variant


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air turned in a €213 million ($241 million) operating loss for the third quarter, as a result of travel restrictions, but claims it managed to keep capacity above pre-crisis levels at times. Wizz transported nearly 7.8 million passengers during the three-month period to 31 December ...