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Old 17th Dec 2012, 14:58
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Wizz needed to do this because they were getting hit more than Ryanair due to the situation at Modlin, as they base quite a few aircraft at WMI and don't have much slack in their fleet compared to FR. With FR not having a base at WMI it is much easier to direct aircraft elsewhere and operate them from Lodz or Warsaw without mass scale disruption.

What they did with me a few weeks back is that my flight from WMI to DUB was delayed by a few hours and operated from WAW and they transported us all up there. The same DUB based crew were set to do a couple of other flights that day, short ones I believed, but they both ran on time as another 737-800 and crew were drafted in to do the rest of the duty.

With Wizz they have the problem that almost all routes from WMI are using Warsaw based crew and planes, some of which have been stuck on the ground for the whole day and all of the routes are to non based pretty much apart from Budapest, also with by far less spare aircraft free as they are not grounding any during the winter, it's very hard to keep diverting flights and it not badly effecting them. The fact that pretty much all W6 flights from Warsaw are WMI crew is the biggest problem for them.

Generally what has been illustrated the past few days is that Wizz have cancelled a higher percentage than Ryanair, who appear to not cancel anything from morning to mid afternoon. But most of the Ryanair late flights are the ones that seem to be cancelled, I know that during the full days of disruption, the availability of buses in the afternoon has been a problem as well for both FR and W6.
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Old 10th Jan 2013, 13:32
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Wizz Air training center will be set up in March 2013 - an A-320 full flight simulator (in cooperation with FSC), fire fighting trainer and a cabin mockup - in Budapest .
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WizzAir could leave Lithuania. The carrier will consider such decision if Lithuanian minister's plans to shift the low-cost flights from Vilnius back to Kaunas realize. And indeed, the possible hike in prices in VNO could re-arrange also Ryanair's network in this (beautiful) country.
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Old 24th Jan 2013, 17:15
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First Wizz Air route to Malta

BUD-MLA announced. Starting 17 May, twice weekly.
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 11:40
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WIZZAIR left Glasgow-Prestwick from february 28th and transfer all flights (Gdansk and Warszawa) to Glasgow-International from the 1st of March
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Wizz Air expands in Georgia (Kutaisi)

New routes from Kutaisi with two NEW AIRPORTS for Wizz Air (Donetsk and Kharkov)

WIZZ AIR`S GEORGIAN OPERATION:

WARSAW 15-MayWed; Sun 06:00hrs €27.99
DONETSK 23-AprTue; Sat 10:50hrs €27.99
KHARKIV 01-JulMon; Fri 11:05hrs €27.99
KIEV N/A Daily** 10:05hrs €47.99*

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Old 16th Feb 2013, 18:42
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Wizz Air Ukraine is about to expand due to the collapse of Aerosvit
Wizz Air Ukraine to fly to Russia and UAE from Kiev | anna.aero
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Old 16th Feb 2013, 19:40
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Don't know too much about the aviation policies of the Ukrainian administration but if the judicial system is anything to go by I don't see Wizz Ukraine getting nearly any of those highly lucrative routes at least not in the short-term.
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 17:56
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The first Wizz Air A320 with sharklets (to be delivered soon to WAU as UR-WUC). It will be followed by another 5 a/c this year.

F-WWDS Wizz Air Ukraine Airbus A320-232(WL) - Planespotters.net Just Aviation
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Old 6th Mar 2013, 14:47
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New routes:

Gdansk-Kristiansand
Katowice-Naples
Katowice-Larnaca
Skopje-Stockholm Skavsta

Cork flights to be ceased from April/May:

Katowice-Cork
Poznan-Cork
Gdansk-Cork
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NEW ROUTES FROM JUNE 2013

Bucharest H. Coanda to Barcelona Girona
Bucharest H. Coanda to Perugia

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Old 12th Mar 2013, 16:13
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Wizz air selection

Hi there,

Heard Wizz air are going to recruit non type rated F/O's. Is there anyone that might be able to give me the heads up on the selection process? Any info on the interview, sim anything at all I'd be grateful.
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 06:41
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All Wizz flights to/from Forli (OTP, CLJ, TSR, TGM and SOF) will move to BLQ/Bologna from 31MAR due to closure of FRL.
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 10:53
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Forlì Airport (FRL) is not to be closed.
The issue behind the relocation of all Wizzair flights is this airport now finds itself almost financially bankrupt. They will proceed to lay off most of the staff soon.

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Old 20th Mar 2013, 20:20
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Which means that eventually it will be closed (?).
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 10:00
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Its fate will be decided by the Italian CAA in the next few months.
After a European call for tender for the reliance of this airport, no buyers were found (although the deadline for the offers was postponed at least a couple of times), hence they have to decide whether this facility can remain open for commercial flights.

Similar concerns may also involve nearby Rimini airport, which is actually undergoing financial issues. Ryanair has already ceased all flights to/from RMI last year, as the airport could no longer fulfill its contractual obligations towards the low-cost airline. This airport now relies mostly on summer charter flights from CIS Federation, Germany and Benelux and outgoing holiday flights to Egypt and Greek islands. Year-round scheduled ops. are limited to regional flights to Rome/Fiumicino and Tirana. Rumor has it Bologna airport is now trying to lure some Russian airlines away from RMI.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 12:40
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New routes starting 05/06JUL:

Kiev-Sofia
Kiev-Vilnius
Donetsk-Dortmund
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 09:23
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Wizzair has been finally cleared to begin flights from Bosnia-Herzegovina.
They have chosen Tuzla airport as their first Bosnian destination. Flights to Malmo (Sweden) will be offered two times weekly by the end of May and are already on sale.
So far this airport has only boasted summer charter flights to Antalya and struggled to attract scheduled business. Two years ago, Air Arabia tried to launch chartered flights to Sharjah (UAE), but lasted only a couple of weeks due to weak demand.

Wizzair has also added another Scandinavian link from its Skopje base: they will now serve Goteborg/City, 2 times weekly, from May 31st.

They will however cease all flights from Lodz by the same date. As a result, Luton service will be terminated, leaving Ryanair as the only operator to UK.
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Old 3rd Apr 2013, 08:08
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New flights to Dubai (Al-Maktoum International - Dubai World Central) starting on 28OCT:

BUD-DWC 4x weekly
IEV-DWC 4x weekly
OTP-DWC 3x weekly
SOF-DWC 3x weekly
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Old 3rd Apr 2013, 09:39
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Any idea when W6's routes to DWC will go on sale?
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