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Old 20th Apr 2011, 20:31
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I don't know how Wizz make a profit with a 50 pound return trip of around 2000 miles not to mention the 30 pound fare. So at 30 pounds that's 1,5 pence per mile.Wizz must be doing something right or they would have gone bust by now.
The same as how Ryanair make profit on 10 fares: yield management. 50 will only be the cheapest fare available, if booked well in advance. The closer you get to the flight, or as the aircraft fills up, the more expensive the flight gets. If I want to travel DSA-Katowice on Friday, returning on Sunday, the flight is close to 200 before extras.
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Old 20th Apr 2011, 21:18
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The fare increases on Katowice flights is due to Katowice putting up airport charges. Wizz have taken the 5th aircraft and stopped any expanction and have cut a few routes.
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Old 20th Apr 2011, 23:02
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The flights from DSA (apart from WAW) are not very tourist-friendly, arriving at about one in the morning. Being decanted from the airport bus at c.0200 at Katowice station at -11 degrees C was a challenge this February, to say the least. It seemed most passengers were Polish, and thus the sustainability of these routes depends greatly on the continuation of Polish workers coming to England; and visiting their families. Having said that, both legs were full and I paid 144 return, booking two weeks before.
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Old 20th Apr 2011, 23:36
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johnnychips - you must have had a *very* good reason to pay 144 to be at Katowice station at 2 am on a cold night in February !
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Old 21st Apr 2011, 01:30
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Katowice is not exactly a tourist destination.
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Old 21st Apr 2011, 08:49
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Wizz opened a new base in VNO, though there is a RYR base 100 km away, and RYR is to double on WIZZ destinations from VNO.

What are your thoughts on the competition? Is there a success story anywhere? ;-)
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Old 21st Apr 2011, 23:11
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johnnychips - you must have had a *very* good reason to pay 144 to be at Katowice station at 2 am on a cold night in February !

Katowice is not exactly a tourist destination.

Oswiecim/Auschwitz. It was busy on a Thursday in Feb, and quite shocking. I would not like to be there in Summer when it's absolutely packed out, I assume.

Katowice has the biggest cathedral in Poland, with an excellent statue of JP II outside, but unfortunately there was a service in progress so I couldn't go inside. Katowice is like Rotherham with a landed spaceship (an amazing sports stadium).

I took a trip to Gliwice (Doncaster's twin town) which was nice but equally freezing.

Polish people are friendly and helpful (though I had to speak German a lot - not true loads of people speak English) and prices cheap.

So I'm inspired to go to Gdansk or Wroclaw by Wizz next week to avoid wedding. Apparently Krakow is nice but I just can't face a 0300 arrival by the airport bus from Katowice - as I said, that's DSA's problem with the flight times.
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Old 22nd Apr 2011, 01:51
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Hi Johnny,

Did you not consider LBA to Krakow then?
I seem to remember Wizz used to fly from Krakow to a number of destinations but pulled out because of issues with costs and facilities etc. They then marketed Katowice as Krakow and laid on bus service between the two cities. Krakow was the original capital of Poland and now the main tourist destination.It's great in summer but even in winter there is a lot going on and places to visit.And, great restaurants and bars of course.Open air concerts in summer with artists like Celine Dion,U2.It has the second biggest market square in Europe.Katowice is considerd to be more of an industrial city.
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Old 22nd Apr 2011, 19:29
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Apparently Krakow is nice but I just can't face a 0300 arrival by the airport bus from Katowice - as I said, that's DSA's problem with the flight times.
I took the Wizz Katowice - Krakow shuttle bus. It was indeed scheduled for a 3am arrival, but it actually arrived at 1:30. There was much confusion, having slept most of the journey, arriving at an empty bus station with everyone getting off the bus at an earlier time, with nothing to say you're in Krakow!

The early arrival didn't bother me, but I understand that it's not everybodies cup of tea!
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Old 27th Apr 2011, 09:11
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Since the start of the summer season, Wizz now send 11 aircraft to Luton in their 'first wave' between 0630 and 0730. A total of 15 different aircraft operate 22 fligfhts daily.
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Old 27th Apr 2011, 13:09
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but I need your help.
Anybody here having the email of the human resources department of wizzair.
and the name of a chief pilot ,
Feel free to send me a pm.
I try to help a young pilot to find a job
thanks in advance

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Old 27th Apr 2011, 13:51
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Try wizzair.com under the heading 'Contact Us'
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Old 27th Apr 2011, 14:14
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Wizz now send 11 aircraft to Luton in their 'first wave' between 0630 and 0730
Yes, and the UK Border checks at LTN get completely swamped by this. I can only recommend to plan-in some 90min from scheduled arrival to any forward connection (i.e. National Express coach), for train better 2hours due to the shuttle bus. Does take the fun out of using LTN, seriously. I wonder if this also happens the other way around, I mean leaving at 8:00-9:00. Empty bus station in Krakow at 1:30am ? Lucky you. We had some people nearly collapsing in this 1 hour queue at LTN (after a 2:30 flight from VNO). LTN have to sort this out.
 
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Uk border agency at luton

I think JP that you will find that it is the UK Border Agency that is the problem and not the airport. I think I am right in thinking that successive governments have made cuts in several agencies including the UK Border. People were told if they had a problem you should write to the Prime Minister so go on and write to Dave and see what he says. Best of British.
I am sure the agency knew about the wave of Wizzair flights in the morning but I have been stuck there myself in the early afternoon at Luton when a number of easy and Monarch flights arrive in quick succession.
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Old 28th Apr 2011, 05:45
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but I need your help.
Anybody here having the email of the human resources department of wizzair.
and the name of a chief pilot ,
Feel free to send me a pm.
I try to help a young pilot to find a job
thanks in advance

Nobody want to give me an email
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Old 8th May 2011, 10:37
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Wizz Air Bulgaria

Does anybody have a date when Wizz Air Bulgaria stopped operations?

All flights from Bulgaria are operating under Wizz Air Hungary using W6 in front of flight numbers insted of 8Z and the 2 Airbus have being re registered to Wizz Air Hungary. The other went to another operator.
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Old 9th May 2011, 05:44
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Bulgarian AOC folded into Hungary in April 2011.

LZ-WZA left fleet.
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Old 9th May 2011, 18:52
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I understood that the three Bulgarian-registered aircraft joined the Hungarian register.
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Old 10th May 2011, 05:36
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The former LZ-WZA left. Absolutely no doubt.
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Old 30th May 2011, 19:01
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Wizz to start flights from Girona - Kyiv-Zhulyany from 6 September. Why not start it from BCN where all other W6 routes operate?
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