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Wizz Air Reportedly Bids for EasyJet Takeover

The U.K. aviation industry faces further uncertainty with the Guardian reporting that EasyJet was the target of an “unsolicited preliminary takeover approach” from another airline. Bloomberg and multiple other sources including the Guardian have identified Hungarian-based carrier Wizz Air as the potential aggressor, though the airline’s spokesperson offered no comment. EasyJet’s board rejected the offer, which came as the U.K. airline launched a £1.2 billion ($1.66 billion) call for funds to assist with its pandemic recovery. The offer was said…

Airbus Posts a Solid Month of Orders As Boeing Struggles

The global decrease in air travel in 2020 created a glut of aircraft, many of which were sent to storage to ride out the pandemic with the hope that demand returns. This meant that aircraft manufacturers, which had enjoyed orders hand over fist in the years preceding 2020, were in…

European Ultra Low-Cost Flying Part One: Pisa-Palermo-Pisa with Wizz Air

One of the things I looked forward the most to once I moved to Europe was insanely cheap travel – in other words, flying the continents' ultra low-cost carriers (ULCCs). I always thought that was a myth and that fares were rarely low, but once restrictions started to be lifted…

Wizz Air Announces Large Hiring Spree in Bid to Expand…

Despite an initial underestimation in the number of employees it would need and eventually being forced to drop the Norwegian market, Wizz Air recently announced it would be ramping up its pilot recruitment program. As Europe's fastest-growing airline, the airline aims to hire up to 4,600 new pilots by the…

Wizz Air Drops All Norwegian Domestic Flying, Reduces Oslo Network

On Friday, Wizz Air announced that it would drop its entire Norwegian domestic network amid the successful restructuring of Norwegian Air Shuttle last week. Additionally, the airline will eliminate a significant portion of its Oslo Gardermoen offering, which leaves a small set of services to Central and Eastern Europe. Domestically,…

Wizz Air Announces New Base At Rome’s Fiumicino Airport

There seems to be no slowing down Hungarian ultra-low-cost carriers Wizz Air’s expansion in Europe to consolidate its position in the marketplace as commercial air transport restarts after the pandemic-driven crisis. Last week, the carrier announced its fifth base in Italy. It will add four new Airbus A321neo aircraft to…

Leaked Wizz Air Meeting Highlights Company’s Apparent Pilot Redundancy Culture

An audio recording of an online meeting held in April 2020 has supposedly revealed how low-cost carrier Wizz Air decided to make certain pilots redundant, following its announcement to cut the workforce by up to 20% following the outbreak of the coronavirus last year. In the meeting held online, a…

New U.K. Restrictions Force Airlines to Reschedule and Cancel Flights

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last Monday that his country was entering a new lockdown this week. Forced by the dramatic health situation due to the new COVID-19 strain, the British government ordered its citizens to stay at home unless very exceptional circumstances required. This situation will last, at…

Ryanair Announce Schedule Cuts and Further Downgrades Annual Forecast

Ryanair has advised financial markets that schedules will be cut and forecasts lowered due to stricter countrywide lockdowns and travel restrictions in the United Kingdom, Ireland and a number of European countries. The Irish airline now forecasts total passenger numbers for the first quarter of 2021 to total just over…

Wizz Air Further Expands U.K. Operations with Cardiff Base

Wizz Air continues its U.K. expansion with news that the east European carrier will base an Airbus A321 at Cardiff airport. Reuters reports that the Welsh capital will be added to Wizz Air’s growing list of U.K. bases from late March to coincide with the beginning of the northern summer…