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Old 17th Feb 2016, 12:04
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Is Luton-Kutaisi within range of an A320 without a significant weight penalty ? Went there on holiday in 2001, had an enjoyable time, and quite fancy going back.
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Old 17th Feb 2016, 12:24
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(KUT) to London Luton Airport (LTN) is 2095 miles 3372 kilometers, 1821 nautical miles.
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Old 17th Feb 2016, 16:50
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eric - thanks for the physical distance data; was rather hoping somebody familiar with Airbus performance data and plausible winds might be able to provide their opinion...
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Old 17th Feb 2016, 17:49
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Not a problem for the aircraft (as LTN-KUT is 2-400 miles shorter than the longest existing Wizz flights - BUD-DWC and BUD-TFS) but the crew duty time would be an issue (if the crew does not start from LTN).
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Old 17th Feb 2016, 18:33
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Does anybody know of any new routes or frequency increases by wiz air at Glasgow airport this year?
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 08:51
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Originally Posted by Firstaid View Post
Does anybody know of any new routes or frequency increases by wiz air at Glasgow airport this year?
No new routes yet but Katowice and Budapest increase to 3x weekly.

Bucharest remains 2x weekly but is operated by the A321 from May.
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 15:29
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Thanks Landingconfig

Hopefully those routes do well and Wizzair may look to start a route to Sofia for example which they already fly to from Bhx and Ltn.
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 15:38
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Be interesting to see what happens at Katowice with Wizz and possible competition from Ryanair, since apparently there may be upheaval at Krakow Airport who have just appointed former president Kamil Kaminski to Chairman of the airport which many believe could result in some changes being made and shake-ups happening.

Kaminski has connections with LOT Polish Airlines and more tellingly with Polish State Airports (PPL), who Ryanair have had a rocky relationship with over many years and the current president of Krakow Airport previous was quite outspoken about how Kaminski mis-managed the airport in his stint as president.

There's also reports that Polish State Airports are attempting to buy out a much larger stake in Warsaw Modlin Airport, and operating that and Chopin Airport as a duo airport strategy, which has raised some eyebrows because many felt PPL were not very supportive of the airport over a long period and suddenly they become more interested.

Ryanair are weary of that, because they believe it will stifle the growth of the airport and that may well be one of the primary reasons behind PPL talking about it, but would probably be good news to Wizz who traditionally have a better relationship with PPL, although LOT would probably come off better than anyone, with it's fellow state company having both airports in the Warsaw area under their control.

However the Krakow developments could possibly allow Wizz a good opportunity to start operating from Krakow, although on the other hand if Ryanair get a bad deal at Krakow they could go after Wizz at Katowice.
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 16:17
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Any chance that Wizz might operate LTN to Olzstyn - Masury airport, now that the runway has been extended? It's a lovely part of Poland...
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Old 25th Feb 2016, 16:15
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Wizz Air will launch 3x weekly Sofia-Budapest flights from 1 November:
https://wizzair.com/en-GB/about_us/news/wizzen399

A new strategy by Wizz linking Central/Eastern European cities. Almost all Wizz Air flights to do are flights between Western Europe and Central/Eastern Europe.
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Old 25th Feb 2016, 17:07
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Sibiu could be the next base
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Old 14th Mar 2016, 21:29
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New flight: Warsaw-Naples (2x weekly starting from 20MAY).

Aircraft #67 is to be delivered this week: HA-LXD (A-321).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/943525...723249/sizes/l
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Old 14th Mar 2016, 23:48
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WAW-GVA being dropped.
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 16:37
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New CPH flight, LBC to be replaced with HAM

New flight: Sofia-Copenhagen (3x weekly from 13JUN).


All existing (Gdansk, Skopje, Kiev) and future flights will be operated to/from Hamburg instead of Lubeck after 17APR.


Two weekly frequency will be added between Bucharest-London Luton (up 25x weekly).
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 08:37
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New flights from RIX/KUN/VNO

New flights announced today:

Riga-Tel Aviv 2x weekly from 20JUN

Kaunas-Eindhoven 2x weekly from 22SEP
Kaunas-Alesund 2x weekly from 01NOV
Kaunas-Bergen 2x weekly from 31OCT
Kaunas-Stavanger 2x weekly from 30OCT

Vilnius-Bari 2x weekly from 31OCT
Vilnius-Keflavik 2x weekly from 31OCT
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 09:05
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Quite strange to announce Reykjavík and Bari for winter season. Also with inconvient times for Bari (which would be OK for a VFR route but not for a niche tourist destination in low season).
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 09:39
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Isn't Reykyavik a very popular winter destination, with people visiting for the thermal springs and northern lights?
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 11:40
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3 or 4 KUN routes are just tranfering from VNO, will be interesting to see how FR react while not directly impacting them they have scaled back at KUN and now that Wizz are in town they might lose their dominance on charges!
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Old 6th Apr 2016, 11:37
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New base in Sibiu

Base #25: Sibiu, Romania (from August).

New flights from Sibiu: Nurnberg, Madrid, Memmingen, Bergamo + the existing Luton flight will go up 5x weekly.

A new Suceava-London Luton route will be started 4 weekly from AUG.
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Old 7th Apr 2016, 11:28
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Luton-Olsztyn 3x weekly from 18JUN.
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