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SWBKCB 3rd Jun 2022 20:47

Not sure what you're getting at Buster, part of the Wizz statement in your linked article says - "This decision is unfortunately a result of Doncaster Sheffield Airport indicating that it is unable to guarantee the terms of its commercial agreement with Wizz Air."


2Planks 3rd Jun 2022 21:00

If you read the full article, lower down it says it will help Wizz stabilise their programme elsewhere. It's based on a press release so blame someone else first, the first rule of PR.

Vokes55 4th Jun 2022 05:20

I’m sure giving their pilots and crew a week’s notice to move their lives down to Crawley will really help retention levels.

compton3bravo 4th Jun 2022 13:57

Or even Luton, heaven forbid. Seriously I think is more to do with lack of sales on leisure routes. I think somebody said a little while ago there was one route and they hadn't one single sale.

ATNotts 5th Jun 2022 10:37

The behaviour and timing of the decision to essentially withdraw Wizz UK operations from Doncaster is both reprehensible and cynical in equal measure. Cynical as this weekend in UK is exactly the right time to "bury bad news" when the media is totally preoccupied with a certain celebration; reprehensible since 7 days is hardly reasonable notice to give; had they announced the base would close in, say 4 weeks, that would at least hive given the passengers unfortunate enough to have paid them good money a chance to make alternative arrangements. I would suggest that the airport management at Cardiff may be worrying more than a little presently.

Given their behaviour I would counsel anyone thinking of doing so from booking Wizz flights unless it were to be 24 / 48 hours ahead of the departure date since they are obviously totally untrustworthy as a business, and frankly make Ryanair and Michael O'Leary appear corporate and personal saints respectively in comparison.

davidjohnson6 5th Jun 2022 15:46

Hungarian Parliament passed a new law to create a departure tax from Hungarian airports. About 10 euros to EU, UK, Ukraine, Moldova, Albania and former Yugoslavia. 25 euros to fly anywhere else from Hungary. Comes into effect in July 2022

Buster the Bear 8th Jun 2022 09:08

https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/...ise-disruption

Vokes55 8th Jun 2022 10:34

I wonder which “supply chain issue” caused only 3 people to turn up to a cabin crew recruitment event in LGW recently, of which none took the job.

lfc84 8th Jun 2022 11:35

Failure of the remuneration supply chain probably

TBSC 8th Jun 2022 14:48

According to their final result notice Wizz Air know just about everything about their people.

"Our team includes more than 50 different nationalities at all levels in the organisation."
"The Wizz Air team includes over 75 different nationalities at all levels in the organization."
"We have recruited in excess of 2,200 staff since the start of the last fiscal year and are
projecting to be a team of 6,700 people by the end of Summer 2022, up from around 4,000
people pre-COVID-19."


As far as I remember the 1000 people fired because of the covid was 19% of the workforce
therefore it was hardly around 4000 pre-covid.

sr71bbc 12th Jun 2022 11:01

Wizz interview
 
Hello everyone I wish you all well,

anyone help me with advise or tips for wizzinterview in Budapest this month,especially the test
applied as experienced A320 fo

thankyou everyone

Spanish eyes 12th Jun 2022 13:16

Tell them that you are a company person and are more than happy to fly when fatigue sets in.

Severn 14th Jun 2022 22:53

Wizz Air Bases

Below is a list showing where current fleet of 153x aircraft belonging to Wizz Air, Wizz Air UK and Wizz Air Abu Dhabi are currently based.
I'm sure this number fluctuates a little, but hopefully if gives a good overview (bases with over 5 or 10 aircraft have been highlighted):

Romania - 28
Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) - 11
Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) - 6
Iasi (IAS) - 5
Craiova (CRA) - 2
Timisoara (TSR) - 2
Bacau (BCM) - 1
Sibiu (SBZ) - 1

Poland - 22
Warsaw Chopin (WAW) - 8
Gdansk (GDN) - 6
Katowice (KTW) - 5
Kraków (KRK) - 2
Wroclaw (WRO) - 1

Italy - 19
Rome Fiumicino (FCO) - 5
Milan Malpensa (MXP) - 4
Catania (CTA) - 3
Naples Capodichino (NAP) - 2
Venice Marco Polo (VCE) - 2
Bari (BRI) - 2
Palermo (PMO) - 1

UK - 17
London Luton (LTN) - 11
London Gatwick (LGW) - 5
Cardiff (CWL) - 1

Hungary - 14
Budapest (BUD) - 13
Debrecen DEB - 1

Albania - 8
Tirana (TIA) - 8

Bulgaria - 8
Sofia (SOF) - 6
Varna (VAR) - 2

North Macedonia - 5
Skopje (SKP) - 5

Austria - 4
Vienna (VIE) - 4

UAE - 4
Abu Dhabi (AUH) - 4

Bosnia and Herzegovina - 4
Sarajevo (SJJ) - 2
Tuzla Int'l (TZL) - 2

Serbia - 3
Belgrade (BEG) - 3

Lithuania - 3
Vilnius (VNO) - 3

Cyprus - 2
Larnaca (LCA) - 2

Georgia - 1
Kutaisi (KUT) - 1

Ukraine - 4 (Aircraft are stuck in Ukraine)
Kyiv Igor Sikorsky (IEV) - 3
Lviv (LWO) - 1


Note - 7x aircraft not listed above are currently in maintenance, being repaired or are standby aircraft (in BUD, OTP, GDN, KTW, MXP, KUT)

cavokblues 24th Jun 2022 11:09

I see Wizz have launched flights to Nepal from Abu Dhabi.

Can the aircraft they have on order be sent to any of their affiliate operations?

It just feels a bit strange to see them focusing so much on the Middle East. Are they struggling to see growth opportunities within the EU?

pabely 24th Jun 2022 11:43

Hardly see a great focus in Abu Dhabi. 4 frames which is static number. Just trying new things which LCCs do all the time.
It always going to be tough at that base with competition having very deep pockets.
WUK have taken 4 new frames in 2022 to support their UK operations and the original WZZ have taken new aircraft as well, but returned some older CEOs to leasors.

cavokblues 24th Jun 2022 13:52

Probably a knee jerk reaction from me. I just didn't think we would ever see the day with European locos going out to Nepal.

davidjohnson6 24th Jun 2022 14:31

Pegasus Air based in Istanbul fly to Kyrgyzstan.
Vueling used to (I think) fly to Ghana
Air Arabia stretch from Morocco to Bangladesh
Scoot stretch from London to Sydney

Perhaps worth remembering that Budapest is a long way east of the UK, and for people in Wizz's head office, they will tend to look a lot further east than UK residents

Buster the Bear 11th Jul 2022 11:27

https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/...ilisation-by-5

AntonyCole 22nd Jul 2022 12:46

Wizzair UK flight from Plovdiv to Luton diverts to Frankfurt
 
Does anyone know why G-UKG is sitting in Frankfurt with passengers being given no information or compensation? The flight on the route PDV-LTN was supposed to arrive before midnight yesterday. I'm worried about my cousins who have been told to 'try and survive' at Frankfurt airport. This is after 3 hours of sitting on the plane at Frankfurt Main and then told they would depart to Luton at 7am, then 2:15pm, now 7pm.

Buster the Bear 25th Jul 2022 12:50

https://www.romania-insider.com/wizz...rest-base-2022

Buster the Bear 27th Jul 2022 11:16

https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/...-losses-deepen

Buster the Bear 1st Aug 2022 10:37

https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/...-harder-claims

davidjohnson6 5th Aug 2022 11:46

Wizz at Gatwick
 
I've been looking through FR24 on Wizz flights at Gatwick - there seem to be numerous cases of Wizz flights due to go out of LGW to EU destinations in the afternoon departing Gatwick a few hours late, even when the aircraft has been sitting on the ground at Gatwick for a few hours prior to scheduled departure. Yes, it could be aircraft suddenly going tech, but it would be odd for tech issues to be focussed particularly on LGW

Are the delays because of lack of crew ? Something to do with LGW ATC ? Flights being held at the gate to wait for pax who are stuck in security screening queues ? Not enough ground staff to dispatch flights ? Something else ?

PAPI-74 5th Aug 2022 13:16

Every airline is suffering from all of the above, at the same time. They all have a snowball effect.

Seljuk22 6th Aug 2022 06:49

A 7th aircraft will be based at Sofia.

In July available capacity exceeded 5 million with 4,760,725 passengers carried (LF 89.7%).

Fleet contains now more than 160 aircraft.

Dannyboy39 6th Aug 2022 10:40


Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 (Post 11273382)
I've been looking through FR24 on Wizz flights at Gatwick - there seem to be numerous cases of Wizz flights due to go out of LGW to EU destinations in the afternoon departing Gatwick a few hours late, even when the aircraft has been sitting on the ground at Gatwick for a few hours prior to scheduled departure. Yes, it could be aircraft suddenly going tech, but it would be odd for tech issues to be focussed particularly on LGW

Are the delays because of lack of crew ? Something to do with LGW ATC ? Flights being held at the gate to wait for pax who are stuck in security screening queues ? Not enough ground staff to dispatch flights ? Something else ?

LGW summer delays are nothing new. Pre or post covid. It’s why I deliberately avoid the place in these months because [on easyJet particularly], nothing runs to time.

Buster the Bear 8th Aug 2022 10:49

More bad press for Wizz.

https://ukaviation.news/wizz-air-pil...-for-problems/

davidjohnson6 8th Aug 2022 17:01

Wizz to resume flights to Moscow on 03 October 2022

Pain in the R's 8th Aug 2022 17:58

Rather despicable act when Ukraine is under attack. The airline has no shame.

SWBKCB 8th Aug 2022 19:02


Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 (Post 11275151)
Wizz to resume flights to Moscow on 03 October 2022

From where?

davidjohnson6 8th Aug 2022 19:09


Originally Posted by SWBKCB (Post 11275194)
From where?

Abu Dhabi in the UAE

Pain in the R's 8th Aug 2022 21:37

I hope the airline makes big losses on this route

Buster the Bear 8th Aug 2022 22:29

I am sure if the Eastern European customers knew this of despicable act, they would look to book with another airline. Wizzair boss has lost the plot!

pabely 8th Aug 2022 23:04

Turkish are flying vast numbers of flights to/from Moscow for Russians, don't stop any Western customers using them for their hols!

inOban 8th Aug 2022 23:32

I believe all the Gulf airlines continue to fly. dubai is full of Russians

LTNman 9th Aug 2022 05:05

This is an EU airline and sanctions are meant to be in place. This is the airline that had 3 aircraft and staff trapped in Kiev, as Russia sent in invasion forces. The war carries on with thousands of civilians killed that affects the whole world while this airline just doesn’t care, as it heads back into Moscow. Putin’s favourite EU airline no doubt.

pabely 9th Aug 2022 06:25

Technically only 49pc owned by Wizzair holdings.

SWBKCB 9th Aug 2022 06:31


Originally Posted by LTNman (Post 11275378)
This is an EU airline and sanctions are meant to be in place. This is the airline that had 3 aircraft and staff trapped in Kiev, as Russia sent in invasion forces. The war carries on with thousands of civilians killed that affects the whole world while this airline just doesn’t care, as it heads back into Moscow. Putin’s favourite EU airline no doubt.

It'll be operated by the Abu Dhabi subsidiary, so not an EU airline. We all know sanctions are applied selectively, so not nice but legal.

TBSC 9th Aug 2022 07:03


G-WUKP after arrival to Catania yesterday.

1sky 9th Aug 2022 07:57

A few LGW routes that were previously on sale for this winter incl SOF and VAR are now not available.


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