All Wizz Air articles – Page 8

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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 Air “The airline continues ...

  • Wizz Air A321neo

    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 carrier ...

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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 million ...

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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 financial crash ...

  • Stephen Jones, Flair Airlines

    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 chief executive at ...

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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 did ...

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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 illustrates ...

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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.

  • Erik-Braathen

    Braathen to launch new Norwegian airline


    A team led by experienced industry executive Erik Braathen is planning to launch an airline in Norway that reflects “the new economic reality”.

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    Wizz chief lambasts slot-rule waiver as ‘complete nonsense’


    Jozsef Varadi says the waiving of airport slot-allocation rules prevents the central European budget carrier from establishing new operations.

  • Shashank-Nigam

    ‘Antifragile’ airlines have the edge


    Carriers seeking a strong recovery from coronavirus should focus on how adversity can drive change for the better, writes Shashank Nigam of airline marketing specialist SimpliFlying

  • Wizz Air Airbus A321

    ​Wizz and KLM scale back European capacity amid restrictions


    Wizz Air has again reduced its capacity outlook for October while KLM has put its short-haul network expansion plans “on hold” as ongoing coronavirus-related travel restrictions force Europe’s airline sector to apply the brakes to its recovery.

  • Wizz Air, St Petersburg Pulkovo airport

    Travel restrictions prompt Wizz to put St Petersburg launch on hold


    Expanding Central European carrier Wizz AIr has been forced to put plans to launch its first Russian base on hold as a result of fresh travel restrictions.

  • Wizz Abu Dhabi

    Wizz Air Abu Dhabi postpones launch to 16 October


    Wizz Air has delayed the launch date of its new Abu Dhabi operation by two weeks, citing ongoing Covid-19-related travel restrictions.

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    Winter of disconnect ahead for Europe’s airlines


    There are few crumbs of comfort for European airlines as they look back on a worse-than-expected summer season and forward to what could be a bleak winter.

  • Wizz Air Airbus A320

    Wizz chief sees network diversification key to easing crisis impact


    Wizz Air chief executive Jozsef Varadi believes the airline’s network diversification in recent months will help the low-cost carrier better ride out the coming months of the coronavirus crisis.

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    UAE start-up Wizz Air Abu Dhabi receives first aircraft


    Wizz Air’s new Abu Dhabi division has received its first aircraft, an Airbus A321neo registered in the United Arab Emirates. The aircraft (A6-WZB), fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines, was originally ordered by Wizz Air but underwent a sale-and-leaseback through Singapore’s BOC Aviation. It carries a livery similar to ...

  • Ryanair Wizz aircraft at Budapest

    August is strongest traffic month for Ryanair and Wizz since crisis


    The two airlines are the first in Europe to report traffic figures for the month, providing an early indication of how much passenger levels returned during the summer travel peak.

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    Travel bans prompt Wizz to freeze capacity ramp-up plans


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is no longer expecting to further increase capacity between October and the end of the year as fresh travel restrictions temper demand.