Cardiff Airport Requires Bailout Amid Plight

Covid-19 is a perfect storm for the aviation industry, putting the airlines and airports at risk. The United Kingdom's Cardiff Airport — the only international airport in Wales — has made itself clear that it would not have survived Covid-19 without the government’s 85 million pounds ($113.3 million) bailout. Spencer…

Dubai Airshow Recap: Days 1 and 2

The Dubai Airshow this week is bringing the aviation community back together in a way not seen since before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold of the world in early 2020. Industry leaders in aircraft manufacturing, airline and aircraft servicers, commercial airlines, and business aviation companies are all making appearances as…

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.…

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…