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Old 20th Feb 2019, 21:18
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2 new routes from Kiev-Zhulyany
Thessaloniki (2w) Mon, Fri from 20 MAY
Athens (2w) Tue,Sat from 21 MAY
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Old 23rd Feb 2019, 13:36
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Wizz Air to expand in Poland: report - Radio Poland :: News from Poland
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Old 23rd Feb 2019, 18:55
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Wizz Air decided to move all fights from Memmingen to Friedrichshafen airport during 3 weeks in September when Memmingen airport will be closed for runway repairs.
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Old 23rd Feb 2019, 21:50
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I read the article about Wizzair's expansion in Poland and i am hoping they'll grow to be no2 after LOT but where would Wizz move to if Chopin gets too crowded and restricted by capacity? What's the situation like with Modlin? If that closes where would Ryanair move to also? It's gonna be a long time before the new Warsaw airport is built and until that time these issues need to be addressed
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Old 24th Feb 2019, 07:58
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They consider three airports there: WMI (Modlin), RDO (Radom) and LCJ (Lodz). Modlin is "politically incorrect" meaning that it is not controlled by the ruling party and therefore its development plans are on hold. Limiting WMI potential causes some operational problems and it became more or less saturated by Ryanair. Second option is Radom, apt not quite ready to become a full hub yet but favored by the government (politics again), situated over 100 km from Warsaw. While Radom is a smallish town with 200 thousand inhabitants, Lodz is much bigger with some 700,000 people in the proper city, still under-served in terms of amount of flights and destinations. Thus, despite the distance over 130km from Warsaw, Varadi seems to consider LCJ seriously, if not decisively preferring this option as yet.
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 23:03
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The first Wizz 321neo had her maiden flight today in Hamburg, to be delivered in March as HA-LVA (together with HA-LVB).
https://www.planespotters.net/photo/...bus-a321-271nx
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Old 26th Feb 2019, 08:35
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Originally Posted by TBSC View Post
The first Wizz 321neo had her maiden flight today in Hamburg, to be delivered in March as HA-LVA (together with HA-LVB).
https://www.planespotters.net/photo/...bus-a321-271nx
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38...om-march-2019/

This is the planned schedule.
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 22:12
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Booked my first Wizz flight tonight. Did not enjoy the experience at all. Hope the flights are better. I am at least flying from Doncaster, so not staring the Luton experience in the face also...
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 08:44
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Oh dear David you poor thing, it sounded like hell on earth. For God's sake get a life, you are only booking an air ticket!
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 18:15
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https://blueswandaily.com/wizz-air-a...ondon-service/
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 19:38
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St. Petersburg... is it worth all these formalities and fees?
My hint: A tiny Lappeenranta airport (LPP, Finland) will get a direct bus connection to the center of Petersburg (by Eurolines) from June. The Russian passengers did notice that airport and Ryanair planes are well-booked in advance, mostly by them.
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 00:37
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Originally Posted by pee View Post
St. Petersburg... is it worth all these formalities and fees?
My hint: A tiny Lappeenranta airport (LPP, Finland) will get a direct bus connection to the center of Petersburg (by Eurolines) from June. The Russian passengers did notice that airport and Ryanair planes are well-booked in advance, mostly by them.
I can attest that Lappeenranta is a nice town and while didn't go as far as St Peterburg on the bus, as caught the train from Vyborg it was good.
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 00:54
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Easyjet struggled with London-Moscow. What can Wizzair do to persuade people to fly on a LCC between London and St Petersburg and pay a price to make the flights profitable ? Not saying it can't happen, but having seen a flight from Lappeenranta to Bergamo mid-week with a load factor of almost 100%, it does seem the more obvious solution. FR have recently opened a route from Lappeenranta to Berlin; the huge sand sculpture in Lappeenranta in summer 2018 made a big play of FR operating flights; I can only imagine that the local people are rather pleased to have this provided significant quantities of tax money aren't going as some sort of marketing payment to FR

I endorse the comment from racedo - Lappeenranta is a lovely place in summer, especially if, as happened for a long period of time in summer 2018, one has the good fortune to be there when it's sunny and 30 deg C
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 10:03
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Depends on the target market. Last time I flew to St Petersburg with BA there were a substantial number of passengers of a certain age going on holiday with an organisation called Just You. Lots of tourist potential. Much more than Moscow.
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Old 8th Mar 2019, 18:20
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Have Wizzair ever had plans to start flights to EDI?
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Old 9th Mar 2019, 13:14
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Breathe in!

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/wizz...irbus-a321neo/
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Old 10th Mar 2019, 16:02
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Originally Posted by 22/04 View Post
Depends on the target market. Last time I flew to St Petersburg with BA there were a substantial number of passengers of a certain age going on holiday with an organisation called Just You. Lots of tourist potential. Much more than Moscow.
I think the big inhibiting factor is the visa regime. I travelled to Moscow recently for a 5 day trip and the visa was very expensive and a big hassle (as well as quite intrusive!). I enjoyed Moscow and would like to go to Russia again, but you'd probably spend more on the visa than on a LCC flight so it's just not tempting. I can't see the LCC crowd being interested
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Old 11th Mar 2019, 00:21
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I think the big inhibiting factor is the visa regime. I travelled to Moscow recently for a 5 day trip and the visa was very expensive and a big hassle (as well as quite intrusive!). I enjoyed Moscow and would like to go to Russia again, but you'd probably spend more on the visa than on a LCC flight so it's just not tempting. I can't see the LCC crowd being interested
Recent calls by President Putin were for different visa rules to boost tourism..

As for being intrusive I beleive UK embassy in Mosow operates similar if even harder requirement.
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Old 11th Mar 2019, 10:33
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Originally Posted by racedo View Post
Recent calls by President Putin were for different visa rules to boost tourism..

As for being intrusive I beleive UK embassy in Mosow operates similar if even harder requirement.
I'm sure that's true. Although perhaps the questions are more "What's your favourite cathedral?" rather than "What's your Facebook account?" ☺
Any moves to make short term tourist visas more simple and cheaper would be very welcome because it's a fascinating country
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 11:36
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