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Old 29th Dec 2017, 21:54
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That's because the O.P. HEARD the report on BBC Radio, like I did. The report mentioned the aircraft order, the new routes from LTN and I'm pretty sure they mentioned a new route from CVT to GDN?
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Old 29th Dec 2017, 22:36
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Wizz Air now have some 280 aircraft on order. That is more than Ryanair.
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 13:26
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Has anyone heard anything about Wizz Air recruiting pilots for a Dublin base?
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 13:42
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Are not Indigo Partners big shareholders in WZZ & RYR, I'm sure they would not like a fight of such reducing profits!
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 18:01
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I don't believe Indigo are 'big' investors in Ryanair, no.
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 19:41
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They are indirectly linked through David Bonderman (and his part in both Indigo and Ryanair), but that is getting weaker as time passes (and the shareholding decreases).

Whatever link there is never prevented a Wizz / Ryanair battle in the past, and probably won't in the future either.
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Old 31st Dec 2017, 08:25
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Wizz finished the year with a fleet of 64 A320 (63 last year) and 24 A321 (11 last year).
In total 88 aircraft vs 74 last year. Next year they will have more than 100 aircraft in their fleet.
More than 28 million passenger (+20%) flew with W6 this year.
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Old 31st Dec 2017, 16:22
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Originally Posted by pabely View Post
Are not Indigo Partners big shareholders in WZZ & RYR, I'm sure they would not like a fight of such reducing profits!
Yet happy to see it in other European cities!

Wizz have posted an add on their Linked In Account.
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 11:01
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Perhaps to pick up any unhappy RYR crews who might want to switch to driving the Airbus or EI crews?
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 12:12
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WizzAir shares being tipped in the 'Telegraph':

Bradley Gerrard: Wizz Air

Airlines made the headlines for all the wrong reasons in 2017 with several failures and Ryanair’s pilot rostering travails leading to a swathe of winter flight cancellations. But an airline could still help lift your portfolio. Wizz Air’s shares almost doubled in 2017 in spite of – and because of – the chaos around it, and there are signs upward momentum remains. The low-cost carrier rapidly expanded its presence at Luton airport to become the second biggest airline there, acquiring take-off and landing slots left vacant by the collapsed Monarch Airlines. It made the airport its first UK base and will move from just one plane there to seven by the summer.

Wizz is also more exposed to faster growing economies in Eastern and Central Europe, regions that don’t have a large contingent of legacy airlines to stifle its growth ambitions. Analysts at Royal Bank of Canada say valuation metrics suggest the shares are close to the level Ryanair traded at in 2004/2005 when the Irish carrier was a similar size and was “about to embark on four years of 20pc per year expansion”. Wizz’s management has also been proactive in regards to Brexit, applying for a UK operating licence that could provide some protection in the event of a disastrous EU divorce.

The company has also placed an order for 146 Airbus A320 Neos (taking it to a total of 282 outstanding orders) thanks to its €1bn free cash pile. Owning more planes should over time reduce lease costs. Wizz upped its full-year profit guidance in November and there is potential for the carrier to surprise on the upside again in future years.
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 13:38
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So not even fortress LTN immune to Wizz UK cuts
London Luton Brno
London Luton Szczecin
Gone.
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 15:38
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Happened before for some other under-performing routes, at 3 per week they were hardly strategic. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38...from-jan-2018/

Can't see anything replacing them either.
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 09:31
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VIE base with 17 routes

Wizz Air announced a base and 17 routes from Vienna, Austria - Airliners.net
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 10:19
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Closure of one base whilst VIE opens https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/n...e-in-late-2q18
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 10:51
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First Wizz UK A320 & to be allocated G-WUKA airborne on test flight at the manufacturers yesterday.
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 12:23
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G-WUKB & C reserved, not surprisingly. C should be a 321
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 20:18
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Winter update http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articl...s-up-24-to-71m
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Old 11th Feb 2018, 19:55
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Globes English - Wizz Air becomes Israel's most popular foreign airline
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 11:14
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Kosice base will be closed in May and flights to Cologne, Tel Aviv and Doncaster will be ceased. Just LTN route to reamain.
https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20756556/...in-kosice.html
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 08:49
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NEW ROUTE FROM SZCZECIN

Begins 14 May 2018

2pw

Stockholm-Skavsta

VNO base A/C will operate this route

VNO-NYO
NYO-SZZ
SZZ-NYO
NYO-VNO
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