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Old 1st Aug 2019, 14:59
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Originally Posted by VickersVicount View Post
Suspect they'll grow in UK but at existing bases, don't see any benefit in risks of new departure points in this climate. A real curious mix they operate from LTN essentially with little competition. Can't see SEN, EDI etc any time soon.
They only have Luton as a UK base.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 15:08
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Wizz UK will soon have 11 based aircraft at Luton and operate to 16 airport's not in Eastern Europe (some seasonal). These routes do not include Moscow and Saint Petersburg due to commence in October. I would suggest that is a bit bigger than a foot in the door eiffel.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 16:00
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And bigger than easyJet at Luton in terms of the number of seats...
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 18:42
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Originally Posted by eiffel View Post
With Brexit, it wouldn't be surprising to see thousands of Polish, Roumanians, Hugarian, Bulgarian, etc... leaving the UK…. So not sure the UK is a promising market for Wizz. They have opened Luton just as an AOC set up in order to have a foot in the door and to still have some sort of access to the British market… but I suspect that's about it…. Not sure if the growth is in that direction for this airline….
61 routes to 28 different countries many not in Eastern Europe, clearly you have an outdated concept of Wizzairs ambitions for UK
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 19:50
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Wizz has expanded well beyond taking the stereotypical Polish plumber between London and Warsaw. However, routes to eastern Europe carrying people back and forth still form the core of their operation at Luton
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 07:09
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Also even if all migrant workers moved back some of the more ‘traditional’ Wizz routes have UK originating leisure demand - Bourgas, Budapest, Gdansk, Split, Warsaw etc. Unless of course Brexit is such a disaster we can’t afford to go anywhere.
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 08:29
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Wizz has historically being operated niche markets. Also, apart from very few exceptions (and at least untill recently), they have been known to try to avoid any sort of head on competition (even within Eastern Europe...). A very different business model than EasyJet… But with these 273 aircraft orders coming, their strategy may changed of course and I may be proved wrong…
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 08:45
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New routes

Skopje - Larnaca
Skopje - Turku
Ohrid - Memmingen
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 17:53
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A number of the large order will replace some of the existing aircraft in the present fleet and remember it is not Wizz that have ordered the aircraft but there largest shareholder Indigo Partners which have interests in a number of low cost airlines worldwide.
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 18:15
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Originally Posted by compton3bravo View Post
A number of the large order will replace some of the existing aircraft in the present fleet and remember it is not Wizz that have ordered the aircraft but there largest shareholder Indigo Partners which have interests in a number of low cost airlines worldwide.
I'd say 276 allocated from the Indigo orders (430) outstanding, is way more than just replacements
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 18:54
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I did say a number VV.
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 08:22
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They have 114 aircraft at the moment and they are aiming for 300 airframes in total over the next few years.
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Old 4th Aug 2019, 10:48
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Originally Posted by eiffel View Post
They have 114 aircraft at the moment and they are aiming for 300 airframes in total over the next few years.
This is a long term order, for deliveries over the next 5+ years...

Im not totally sure on Wizzair's fleet renewal policy, but would imagine like most low cost airlines they have a policy of keeping quite a young fleet, so some of this is likely to be used to replace older aircraft. Some of the fleet is already approaching 11+ years old.

I would also imagine they would have long term goal to be an all NEO fleet, to ensure they have the most fuel efficient aircraft.
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 09:01
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Looks like Wizzair have finally entered the Edinburgh market!

regards 4ea
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 09:08
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Yep confirmed as 4 new routes:
Budapest 3x weekly from 21st of December
Gdansk 3x weekly from 19th of December
Warsaw 4x weekly from 18th of December
Bucharest 2x weekly from 23rd December

All of these are to Edinburgh.
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 09:35
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I wonder if in time they will open bases in the UK, at the moment only Luton is a UK base.
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 09:40
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Originally Posted by Plane mad 134 View Post
Yep confirmed as 4 new routes:
Budapest 3x weekly from 21st of December
Gdansk 3x weekly from 19th of December
Warsaw 4x weekly from 18th of December
Bucharest 2x weekly from 23rd December

All of these are to Edinburgh.
Was only a matter of time really. Excellent news.
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 18:52
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Originally Posted by A350Saltire View Post
Was only a matter of time really. Excellent news.
Interesting how this one pans out against RYR, what next, DUB!🤔
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 13:33
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Wizz had plans for transatlantic with Island stop, and also there are some plans for expansion to India. However, introducing a321XLR may jump Island, and it makes possible connections from Europe to South America where Indigo partners have stakes.
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 14:31
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Originally Posted by Gundark View Post
Wizz had plans for transatlantic with Island stop, and also there are some plans for expansion to India. However, introducing a321XLR may jump Island, and it makes possible connections from Europe to South America where Indigo partners have stakes.
Do you mean Iceland (Reykjavik) or Ireland? WOW tried and failed!
The A321XLR means they can go direct from Eastern Europe to US East Coast.
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