All Wizz Air articles – Page 7

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    In depth

    How many jobs have Europe’s airlines cut in 2020?


    Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost in Europe’s airline sector since the crisis began, as carriers seek to reduce cash burn and ‘right-size’ for the eventual recovery in demand.

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    Fresh Europe travel restrictions ‘worst possible timing’ for airlines: analysts


    New restrictions on travel to and from the UK amid concerns over a new Covid-19 variant are the “worst possible timing” for airlines expecting a desperately needed boost in fortunes over the holiday period, in the view of analysts at Bernstein.

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    Will Europe’s low-cost airlines lead the region out of the crisis?


    The possibility that vaccines might begin to have a genuine impact on controlling the pandemic in Europe by the end of the first quarter of 2021 has changed the narrative.

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    Wizz creates president role as it recruits senior EasyJet and Vueling executives


    Former EasyJet commercial chief Robert Carey is to take up a newly-created role at budget carrier Wizz Air, serving as the company’s president. As part of the change, Wizz Air group chief operations officer Diederik Pen is to step down from his post, to be succeeded by budget carrier ...

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    Opportunistic Wizz eyes UK leisure market chance


    Wizz Air’s move to launch leisure routes from Cardiff airport next summer marks a further demonstration of how its UK unit is pivoting to take advantage of opportunities that have emerged in the past year.

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    Ryanair wins Decade of Airline Excellence Award for Europe region


    Recipient of the Decade of Airline Excellence Award for the Europe region, sponsored by Cirium.

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    Wizz adds to UK operations with Cardiff base


    Wizz Air is further expanding its UK footprint by opening a base at Cardiff airport from which it will initially operate seven routes this summer. The base, operated by its British subsidiary Wizz Air UK, is its fourth in the UK. Alongside its established operation at London Luton, Wizz ...

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    Ryanair and Wizz traffic slips to lowest point since crisis peak


    Ryanair and Wizz Air passenger numbers in November slipped to their lowest level since the peak of the pandemic earlier this year, as the low-cost carriers cut capacity amid a swathe of fresh lockdowns and travel restrictions.

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    Wizz chief urges airports to end ‘cosy status quo’ with airlines


    Airports must reconsider their relationships with incumbent airlines which may not be able to deliver on capacity expectations during the Covid-19 recovery, in the view of Wizz Air chief executive Jozsef Varadi. “In certain places there used to be a cosy set-up, a cosy status quo,” Varadi stated during ...

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    Post-storage A321 aborted take-off over pitot blockage


    Wizz Air UK has revised its return-to-service processes after an Airbus A321, whose crew aborted take-off at high speed, was found to have a pitot probe blocked by insect activity. The aircraft (G-WUKJ) had reached 120kt – the V1 decision speed – during its departure roll from runway 20 ...

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    ​Wizz signs ‘indefinite’ contract with chief Varadi


    Wizz Air chief executive Jozsef Varadi has agreed to lead the central European budget operator indefinitely. In a 10 November stock-exchange notice, Wizz says it has agreed a new service contract with Varadi. Source: BillyPix “The contract term is indefinite and the terms ...

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    ​Wizz pares new Norwegian domestic routes


    Wizz Air is temporarily pulling back several of its new Norwegian domestic services during November. That carrier says it has “decided to implement some short-term temporary flight cancellations” following recommendations from the Norwegian government that individuals hold back from domestic travel. Source: Wizz ...

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    Wizz maintains focus on A321neo as fleet expansion slows


    Wizz Air’s latest fleet plan projects a slower overall increase in the number of aircraft, compared with the beginning of this year, but with a focus on expanding the A321neo rather than the A320neo fleet. At the beginning of 2020, before the onset of the air transport crisis, the ...

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    Wizz Air confident of surviving worst-case winter


    Budget carrier Wizz Air is confident that it would be able to survive a severe deterioration in the air transport crisis, having considered scenarios in which the entire fleet had to be grounded for the second half of the year. Wizz Air turned in a net loss of €243 ...

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    Ryanair and Wizz traffic down 70% in October


    Traffic data released this morning from European low-cost carriers Ryanair and Wizz Air for October shows passenger levels running 70% down on prior-year levels as travel restrictions across Europe took further hold.

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    Covid-19 ‘to sort winners from losers’: Wizz chief


    Wizz Air chief executive Jozsef Varadi sees a “major opportunity” for his carrier to expand into the vacuum left by retrenching competitors amid the Covid-19 crisis. During an online broadcast by the UK’s Aviation Club, Varadi said Wizz had been “waiting for a crisis” to emerge since the ...

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    Former Wizz deputy chief to lead Canadian budget carrier Flair


    Canadian low-cost carrier Flair Airlines has named former Wizz Air deputy chief executive Stephen Jones to lead the company. He will replace Flair’s outgoing president and chief executive Jim Scott, who will remain a shareholder of the airline. Source: Flair Airlines Jones served as deputy ...

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    Wizz A321 left out-of-balance by seat-allocation mishap


    Investigators have determined that incorrect distribution of passengers after a change of aircraft type led a Wizz Air UK Airbus A321 to take off outside of its centre-of-gravity envelope. The aircraft’s crew experienced difficulties during 16 January departure from London Luton when, at the point of rotation, the A321 ...

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    No one-size-fits-all for European LCC approach to crisis capacity


    If the narrative among pan-European low-cost carriers over recent years has been one of consistent rapid growth, the approach to restoring capacity of the leading players since the pandemic has been anything but uniform. Analysis of traffic data released by EasyJet, Norwegian, Ryanair and Wizz Air over recent days ...

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    Wizz Air to launch domestic Norwegian services


    Wizz Air plans to establish a base at Oslo Gardermoen airport and operate domestic Norwegian services to Bergen, Tromso and Trondheim from early November.