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Old 20th Apr 2022, 16:04
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CAA data will show you, but always published a month or so in arrears.
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 16:30
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Originally Posted by egcntristar View Post
The partnership with Wizz will bear many fruits in the coming years, much more than chasing the odd Ryanair route.
Quite some airports thought the same. Poznan, Tirgu Mures, Kosice, Riga, Lublin, Prague, Oslo, Bergen, Dortmund, Trondheim, just to mention the ones which were bases.
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 16:46
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Quite some airports thought the same. Poznan, Tirgu Mures, Kosice, Riga, Lublin, Prague, Oslo, Bergen, Dortmund, Trondheim, just to mention the ones which were bases.
And you could produce a similar list for every other LCC
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 18:19
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Originally Posted by TBSC View Post
Quite some airports thought the same. Poznan, Tirgu Mures, Kosice, Riga, Lublin, Prague, Oslo, Bergen, Dortmund, Trondheim, just to mention the ones which were bases.
May be a silly question but what happened with these bases?.
I note some are also covered by air Baltic which is expanding , even as it leases aircraft , to cover routes temporarily ( in their view) , lost due to the conflict .
But with many having Air baltic , and Ryanair , if Wizzair have not fulfilled promises , is that down to other Airlines, competing on the same routes ?.
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 20:32
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And you could produce a similar list for every other LCC
Exactly. That's why you shouldn't put all your eggs in the same basked and chase even the odd Ryanair route.
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Originally Posted by EGPO View Post
May be a silly question but what happened with these bases?
Prague: poor commercial performance for strong competition.
Oslo, Trondheim: those cheeky norwegians demanded fair employment practices;
Tirgu Mures: got shafted in favor of the nearby Cluj;
Dortmund: not suitable to be a base (short runway - A320 only, no A321 + night curfew without exemptions, they close the airport on
the hour even if you are already lined up for take-off). Every operator abandoned it as a base, Wizz said hold my beer. Suprise: failure.
Lublin, Kosice: only god knows, Wizz was more or less the main operator (DSA beware);
Riga, Poznan: god knows why again, long existing, established bases closed after years of extensive operations with 2-3 aircraft (ditto).

Wizz only need an airport as long as another one offers more money or they need the capacity to be moved to the next visionary project.
See Coventry, Southend, Stansted, Prestwick, Teesside, Bournemouth, Cork and the likes.

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Old 24th Apr 2022, 07:26
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Looks like Wizz have been having a rough time with on time performance recently.
Seems like everyday itís a constant shuffle of Luton and Gatwick based cabin crews getting taxied up and down to make up the numbers, which inevitably leads to delays.
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Old 24th Apr 2022, 09:54
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Looks like Wizz have been having a rough time with on time performance recently.
Seems like everyday itís a constant shuffle of Luton and Gatwick based cabin crews getting taxied up and down to make up the numbers, which inevitably leads to delays.
They are having a huge issue recruiting for the Doncaster base.


What I find strange is Wizz have no more recruitment days planned for Doncaster.
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Old 24th Apr 2022, 19:49
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Originally Posted by TimmyW View Post
What I find strange is Wizz have no more recruitment days planned for Doncaster.
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Old 25th Apr 2022, 12:35
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Not a great situation.

Something will have to give somewhere. Surprised that looking at the Wizz website, there are no more recruitment days planned for Doncaster, but there are for the other UK bases.
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Old 25th Apr 2022, 16:54
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Originally Posted by TimmyW View Post
Not a great situation.

Something will have to give somewhere. Surprised that looking at the Wizz website, there are no more recruitment days planned for Doncaster, but there are for the other UK bases.
I take it you arent recruiting (or involved in a role) for filling vacancies currently? The past six months has been a nightmare for all industries and I include myself as someone with vacancies to fill. Wages have gone up 30-50% and still can't be filled. As for roles which are paid poorly then it will be even harder to attract quality candidates as per other section posts.
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Old 25th Apr 2022, 21:50
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Currently sat in PMI waiting for the late Wizz back to DSA. Wizz seem to be doing the best they can to keep the show on the road, pax regularly updated, refreshments etc. I guess any recent recruits may not come on line for a few more weeks, until training, clearance complete etc. Time will tell I guess.
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Old 25th Apr 2022, 23:24
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Originally Posted by egcntristar View Post
I take it you arent recruiting (or involved in a role) for filling vacancies currently? The past six months has been a nightmare for all industries and I include myself as someone with vacancies to fill. Wages have gone up 30-50% and still can't be filled. As for roles which are paid poorly then it will be even harder to attract quality candidates as per other section posts.
Then why no recruitment planned for Doncaster?

And they seem to be running the Cardiff base with no issues. No delays or mass cancelling of the summer schedule.
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Old 26th Apr 2022, 01:38
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Sundays Florida flight was interesting. Something was missed in security and as a result the whole plane was debosrded and put through security again.

it was interesting to see how quickly they can work..
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Old 26th Apr 2022, 12:10
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Originally Posted by TimmyW View Post
Then why no recruitment planned for Doncaster?

And they seem to be running the Cardiff base with no issues. No delays or mass cancelling of the summer schedule.
They may feel they have enough staff on stream, who knows. Whats with the micro analysis it makes no odds to you.
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Old 3rd May 2022, 08:47
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Really had to laugh at this article:

https://www.cityam.com/wizz-air-uk-n...aff-shortages/

No flights cancelled and will operate at 100% capacity this summer.

Hundreds of passengers at Doncaster will tell a different story.

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Old 3rd May 2022, 11:21
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If you don't like Wizz Timmy they would be very welcome to come and move back to Teesside.
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Originally Posted by TimmyW View Post
Really had to laugh at this article:

https://www.cityam.com/wizz-air-uk-n...aff-shortages/

No flights cancelled and will operate at 100% capacity this summer.

Hundreds of passengers at Doncaster will tell a different story.
So does the fact that the chief pilot and the chief purser of Wizz Air UK (not their exact titles but the meaning is the same) resigned.

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Old 3rd May 2022, 15:06
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So does the fact that the chief pilot and the chief purser of Wizz Air UK (not their exact titles but the meaning is the same) resigned.
+ an average of 15 cabin crew handing in their notice per week, nearly all LTN based.

That number doesnít include the ones who just stop showing up, with no notice to the company.
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That number doesn’t include the ones who just stop showing up, with no notice to the company.

I assume their contract permits this?
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