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A Wizz Air A321neo taxing at Milan Malpensa Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Wizz Air CEO Confident About Post-Crisis Outlook

The dramatic drop in demand and the restrictions on international travel caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are devastating the finances of most airlines around the world. Carriers in the U.S. are receiving billions of dollars in grants and loans, Norwegian Airlines, Virgin Australia and South African Airlines are facing bankruptcy and other airlines like Alitalia are being re-nationalized. While aviation analysts are wondering how the new reality emerging in the post-pandemic world will affect the profitability and the survival itself…

Wizz Air Announces the Launch of Abu Dhabi-based Low-Cost Carrier…

Wizz Air announced on Thursday that it will set up a low-cost subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will be a partnership with Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADDH), a partner of the Abu Dhabi government. The airline is expected to begin operations in the second…

Wizz Air Announce Further Expansion at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Hungary's Wizz Air, which has quickly become Europe's ninth largest airline by passenger traffic, has announced a new route from Doncaster Sheffield Airport this week to Romania's third largest city, Timisoara. This announcement comes just weeks after the airline stated its intention to start flights from Doncaster Sheffield to Krakow,…

Wizz Air and Ryanair Look to Future with New Training…

Two of Europe's most prominent low-cost carriers are setting their sights on the next generation of aviators, with Hungary's Wizz Air announcing the opening of its new €30 million training center and Irish counterpart Ryanair has announced a new pilot training program itself.  The news signifies not only how competitive…

Wizz Air’s Profits Continue to Soar Despite Heavy Low-Cost Competition

European low-cost carrier Wizz Air has published strong results for the end of the 2018 financial year compared to 2017, with passenger numbers increasing 24.7 percent to 29.6 million, revenue by 24 percent to €1.95 billion, and profit increasing 22.1 percent to €275 million. Headquartered in the Hungarian capital Budapest,…

Wizz Air “Futureproof” Post-Brexit Operation, Obtains UK Operator’s Certificate

Wizz Air has become the latest airline seeking to "futureproof" their business in a post-Brexit Britain by securing an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating License (OL) from the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) beginning operations as Wizz Air UK this week. The new certifications come as uncertainty mounts regarding…

Austria a Key Focus for European Aviation Growth

Austria continues to be a focus for the European aviation market with Hungarian-based carrier Wizz Air announcing further expansion plans this week with news that they will operate a base at Vienna Airport (VIE) from June 2018. József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer at Wizz Air, said: “Today, everything changes for…

Wizz Air Launches New Route to Frankfurt from Sofia

Earlier this week, Wizz Air launched service to Frankfurt, Germany from its growing hub in Sofia, Bulgaria. The first flight launched on May 22 and carried 180 passengers on the maiden voyage, showing a very strong start to this new route. Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, stated:…

Wizz Air Announces Liverpool Portfolio Expansion

Hungarian-based airline Wizz Air has announced another service that is to be launched from Liverpool's John Lennon Airport to the southern Romanian city of Craiova from the end of March 2017. This is the carrier's second route announcement for Liverpool this Fall. Mark Povall, Liverpool Airport's Director of Air Service…