All Wizz Air articles – Page 5

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    Wizz Air hands task of safety oversight to EASA


    Wizz Air has brought its operations under the European Union Aviation Safety Agency as its single safety oversight authority. The Hungarian-based carrier has taken advantage of European Union legislation intended to enhance supervision as airline business models have changed. This legislation says that the carriers with operational bases ...

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    Ryanair and Wizz claw back more traffic in July


    July traffic figures released today show Wizz Air operated more than 70% of its planned capacity, while Europe’s biggest low-cost operator Ryanair saw its first significant return of passengers since the global pandemic began.

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    Wizz Air chief claims ‘this is our time’ as carrier expands network


    Wizz Air is taking advantage of the opportunities created by the coronavirus crisis to expand its footprint across eastern and central Europe with new bases and routes.

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    Europe’s low-cost carriers look beyond the restart


    With the European aviation market shaken and long-haul travel largely absent, it is the continent’s low-cost carriers that are embracing the restart, driven by pent-up leisure and visiting-friends-and-family (VFR) demand.

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    Wizz Air chief predicts 100-aircraft Abu Dhabi operation


    Wizz Air Abu Dhabi can mimic the fleet growth seen at the carrier’s European operation and reach 100 aircraft in 15 years’ time, according chief executive Jozsef Varadi.

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    Airline ‘paper profits’ useless in a crisis: Wizz Air chief


    An important lesson from the coronavirus crisis is that too many airlines focus on “paper profits” at the expense of genuine liquidity, according to Wizz Air chief executive Jozsef Varadi.

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    How many jobs are airlines cutting due to coronavirus?


    Of the large airlines to have made announcements so far, most have implemented job cuts affecting significant proportions of their workforces.

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    Wizz Air’s Abu Dhabi division sets out initial route network


    Wizz Air’s new Middle Eastern operation is to focus initially on the eastern Mediterranean and Caucasus when it commences services in October. The new venture, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, will station two Airbus A321neo in the United Arab Emirates capital. But this fleet will be expanded to six ...

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    How Ryanair is increasingly locking horns with Wizz


    While most of Ryanair’s fire is aimed in the direction of highlighting potential competition concerns resulting from the state bailouts, it has increasingly been squaring up with central European budget carrier Wizz Air.

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    Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to open flights with Egyptian routes


    Middle Eastern budget carrier Air Arabia’s new Abu Dhabi-based spin-off is to open services in mid-July with initial operations to two Egyptian cities. Air Arabia Abu Dhabi is to operate to Alexandria, from 14 July, and Sohag from the following day. It will commence services with a pair ...

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    Wizz continues post-crisis push with St Petersburg base


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has continued its post-crisis base expansion by disclosing plans to open a single-aircraft operation from St Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport.

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    ​EasyJet and Wizz among first to adopt new EASA protocol


    Aegean Airlines, EasyJet and Wizz Air have become the first carriers to sign up to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s protocol of measures aimed at ensuring the safe restoration of air services.

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    Wizz Air takes delivery of first A320neo


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, about 15 months after it received its first A321neo. The airline says the aircraft, fitted with Pratt Whitney PW1100G engines, bears the Hungarian registration HA-LJA. It brings the carrier’s overall fleet to ...

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    Wizz Air to slow fleet modernisation over next three years


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has revealed a revised fleet plan which will not realign with its previous expansion forecast until the 2023-24 financial year. Wizz Air states that it expects to have 131 aircraft in its fleet by the end of 2020-21. This is seven fewer ...

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    European carriers aim to cut their way through the crisis


    While the short-term focus among European carriers has been on finding ways to survive the crisis and resume services, airlines have been quick to signal sizeable cuts to their operations with few expecting traffic to return to previous peaks before 2023

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    Bullish Wizz to open Milan and Larnaca bases in July


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has given a further indication of its expansive approach to the post-crisis environment by detailing plans to open bases at Milan Malpensa and the Cypriot resort of Larnaca.

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    Wizz Air qualifies for UK coronavirus fund support


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...