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Old 2nd Oct 2009, 18:23
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Macedonia doesn't have a based airline anymore. What are visa restrictions for Serbs and Macedonians and can a foreign airline fly from say SKP to LTN/DTM/HAH?
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 14:36
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According to Luchtvaartnieuws: dagelijks actueel luchtvaartnieuws Wizzair will base an extra aircraft(from 3 to 4) at Warsaw.
Existing frequencies will grow and they will open new routes to Eindhoven and Barcelona according to the article.

Wizzair is growing really fast nowadays at Eindhoven.
In winter 06 they flew 3x weekly to Budapest.
But they started growing really fast after the travel tax was abolished this July.
This summer they flew to Budapest, Katowice and Prague.
Sofia will follow next week, Gdansk in december, Wroclaw and Warsaw in march!

Very big expansion on their side at Eindhoven and it will be interesting to see what is next.
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 15:48
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Wizzair will base an extra aircraft(from 3 to 4) at Warsaw.
This is surprising given Wizz Air's dispute with Warsaw airport over increased charges.
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 16:11
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Warsaw airport recently announced a new discount system for airport taxes. New routes can get discounts for up to 5 years.
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 17:19
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Interesting if Wizzair intend to be one the first airlines switching to the new low-cost airport in Modlin near Warsaw, launching before Christmas 2011.
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Old 31st Oct 2009, 11:40
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Hi every one I'm A320 F/O job hunting,and I have Hungarian CPL,I did apply so many times with Wizz Air no reply!,any suggestions please?

Thanks
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Old 4th Nov 2009, 18:48
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According to Magyar Hírlap newspaper, Wizzair is to move its headquarters from Budapest to Switzerland, due to more favourable taxation conditions there. The "new old" company will be established in 2010.

Natasa Kázmér, Wizzair’s communication director, told the paper that tax optimization was the main reason behind the decision, because the airline’s profitability has already reached sufficiently high levels.
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Old 19th Nov 2009, 17:28
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Wizz Air announced today that its negotiations with the management of Bratislava airport ended in fiasco. "We are disappointed that we were unable to reach agreement with Bratislava airport on commercial terms," said executive vice president of Wizz Air John Stephenson today. The new base will not be created there, moreover W6 will terminate its new route Rome - Bratislava from 11 January next year (directly competing with FR right now).
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 12:50
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WizzAir is coming to Baltic countries. First will be Riga with a few destinations, possibly a base (unconfirmed). The announcement in a couple of days.
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Wow! Wizz growing very strong:

Gdansk from 2 to 3 a/c (17th Dec); additional a/c at Warsaw (3> 4), Prague (2>3) and a new base at Wroclaw (1 a/c) from March.
Sofia getting a third a/c in May and Cluj a third a/c from June.

What about Belgrade and the new open-skies agreement between Serbia and the EU in 2010?
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 13:40
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Wizz @ Riga

This article, dated today (in Russian), states that the Wizz-Riga press conference will be on November 3rd. I expect they mean December 3rd... Thus this Thursday.

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Thursday we will know but Luton, Turku, Malmö and Krakow (Katowice) should be the destinations.


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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 13:52
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Who knows? The Norwegian news service has mentioned today another link, it's Riga - Torp.
Wizz Air starter flyvninger til Riga, hovedstaden i Latvia. Torsdag blir det klart om det blir flyrute dit ogsĺ fra Torp.
There you can also find the suggestions about a planned route to Kiev.
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 17:42
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RIX-LTN, -TRF and -TKU initially.
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 18:14
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RIX-LTN, -TRF and -TKU initially.
In terms of new routes this is rather disappointing.

Riga - Turku: Already operated by airBaltic
Riga - Torp: airBaltic and Norwegian operate to Oslo-Gardermoen, Ryanair will shortly commence Oslo-Rygge
Riga - Luton: airBaltic operate to Gatwick, Ryanair operate to Stansted

Good for competition though...
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 18:25
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As Charlie Roy mentioned, there is a lot of competition on these routes. Especially Torp would be a strange choice as other Oslo aiports served by competition are way more convenient. Poor route planing could force Wizzair to leave Riga quite soon, as was the case with Kaunas.
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"initially"
With a based aircraft there will be a couple of more routes announced later I quess.

Especially Torp would be a strange choice as other Oslo aiports served by competition are way more convenient.
8 destinations served from TRF shows that it most probably is working for Wizz. And you need competition to evolve, don't you? ))
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 19:17
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8 destinations served from TRF shows that it most probably is working for Wizz
I doubt most of those other destinations have 26 weekly competing flights (19 airBaltic, 4 Norwegian and 3 Ryanair)?

But I have other question - why Riga and not Vilnius? Reportedly talks were held with both airports.

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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 19:50
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No clue, but must be €€€ as always.

I doubt most of those other destinations have 26 weekly competing flights (19 airBaltic, 4 Norwegian and 3 Ryanair)?
The question is how long the 19 will be there.
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Old 3rd Dec 2009, 08:52
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already bookable

The routes from Riga are already bookable. And a nice addition from the Finnish point of view: Budapest - Turku!

If you ask me TKU-RIX could be a difficult one, but TKU-BUD route will be a big success story, believe me! Now KTW/Krakow, Praha and the Black Sea Coast please!
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