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southside bobby 5th Nov 2020 06:36

Wizz reporting £219m loss for the first six months of the year.

LTNman 5th Nov 2020 07:41

Small change when it is backup up with UK Plc government cheap money while many UK businesses are struggling and are going out of business, as they didn’t go into this pandemic with billion of euros stuffed into Jersey bank accounts to avoid tax.

LTNman 5th Nov 2020 11:18


LGS6753 2nd Dec 2020 16:39

From Travel Mole:


caaardiff 3rd Dec 2020 07:37

Cardiff Base
New base at CWL with 9 routes


pabely 3rd Dec 2020 16:38

Wizzair Air Cymru, could be a specific brand?

BA318 3rd Dec 2020 16:42

why? They already have a UK arm. There is no need for another and it would be a pointless waste of money.

pabely 3rd Dec 2020 19:23

No needs for a seperate AOC, just from a marketing point of view.

southside bobby 4th Dec 2020 06:57

Perhaps would not bode well as no operator with "Wales" or "Cymru" painted on the side of the a/c have lasted too long.

DC3 Dave 4th Dec 2020 11:29

Wizz do not seem adverse to a special livery.

How about a large image of a Welsh legend? Perhaps Gareth Edwards, Max Boyce or Vaughan Gething....

TOM100 4th Dec 2020 11:47

Yeah Vague Guessing or even Drippy Drakeford - that’ll get them flying haha (no alcohol to be served though)

pabely 4th Dec 2020 11:50

Whoever will throw in a couple of quid, it all about getting brand awareness.

CabinCrewe 25th Dec 2020 22:04

Some of the Wizz schedules for 2021 starting to be adjusted/cancelled.
Worth watching...

Vokes55 25th Dec 2020 22:29

Not surprising. They’ve failed miserably on more or less everything they’ve done since moving away from the Eastern European market.

There’s only so long you can dump capacity into a non existent market in an attempt to hurt competitors. Their average load out of LGW since they opened the base is 67 passengers, the majority of which would be in the lowest fare bracket.

PDXCWL45 26th Dec 2020 07:02

Is that average pre pandemic? Not likely to get good loads at the moment.

Seljuk22 26th Dec 2020 09:15

Also hearing they are far behind Norwegian and SAS on their domestic flights in Norway. Don't think Italy vs. Ryanair, easyJet or Alitalia looks better in terms of load/yield.
At some point they have to make a deciscion to continue losing money or step out.

AirportPlanner1 26th Dec 2020 09:42

67 sounds quite respectable given the circumstances considering the base only opened towards the end of summer

Vokes55 26th Dec 2020 10:33

Wizz have seen the pandemic as an opportunity to dump low fares into a crippled market in the hope of gaining market share and to further impact competitors such as easy, Ryanair, Norwegian and TUI. Unfortunately what they didn’t consider is that this pandemic would go on as long as it has. It’s all very well saying “given the circumstances”, but given the circumstances every other airline has chosen to be cautious. Flying 67 passengers on a 220 seat A321 to the Canary Islands is only sustainable for a certain length of time.

Wizz will never be able to get a foothold in LGW because the existing operators won’t let them. We’ve already seen easyJet take ex-Norwegian short haul slots. I can’t imagine they paid a lot for them - it’s in nobody’s interest for any airline to let Wizzair get a foot in the door, and easy aren’t going to make the same mistake they made in Luton.

mariofly12 26th Dec 2020 20:50

Well, Wizz could have made the same move Easy did and buy Norwegian slots,nobody was stopping them, but U2 beat them to the punch..Or maybe Wizz was counting more on the abolishment of the 80-20slot rule for S21..so far they have added one route..LGW-AGP which i don't really understand what it offers with BA,Easy and TUI already flooding the market with seats...

Vokes55 26th Dec 2020 21:11

I think Wizzair decided they'd attempt to get the Norwegian Gatwick slots by dumping capacity into the Norwegian domestic market in an attempt to bankrupt them, and then taking the released slots fairly pain free. This is why it was mutually beneficial for Norwegian to sell/give the slots to easyJet. Keeps Wizz out of LGW and nullifies any real reason for Wizz to hang around in Norway, another market which they've failed miserably in (the Norwegian long haul slots at Gatwick would be fairly useless to Wizz).

SWBKCB 26th Dec 2020 22:30

So are easy one of those pushing for the exemptions to be extended while at the same time buying more slots?

cavokblues 27th Dec 2020 15:05


I guess with Norweigian's future up in the air and with Wizz's move to develop UK routes to leisure destinations Gatwick - Malaga is a no-brainer. Over a million people flew the route a few years ago so, theoretically, plenty of market for them to grab.

LGS6753 4th Jan 2021 15:13

Update on Wizzair Abu Dhabi from Routes Online:

fanrailuk 16th Jan 2021 18:00

Wizz Air UK are now recruiting cabin crew for all of their bases - LTN, LGW, DSA & CWL.


LGS6753 16th Jan 2021 20:24

They will also need a few more G- registered aircraft.

RedDragonFlyer 17th Jan 2021 00:55

Not necessarily. All of their LGW, DSA and CWL (apart from SSH*) routes are to the EU so they can keep the aircraft based there on the Hungarian register.

*Not sure on the requirements for UK-Egypt. Is it possible to keep that route on an EU register?

davidjohnson6 3rd Feb 2021 10:37

New base at Sarajevo from mid May

cavokblues 3rd Feb 2021 11:43

Retrying the Luton - Sarajevo route which FlyBosnia didn't have much success on the other year. FlyBosnia averaged loads of less than 50 pax per flight only a few months after starting the route. Perhaps Wizz's stronger brand and marketing will make a difference?

Playamar2 3rd Feb 2021 12:56

LGS6753 - One more for the UK arm G-WUKM A321 msn 10283 due late March/April

TBSC 3rd Feb 2021 16:38

And another three.

Buster the Bear 3rd Feb 2021 20:02

Due to continuation of the slot waiver, being denied any further Gatwick access.

AirportPlanner1 4th Feb 2021 13:57


Perversely having left the EU there is now greater scope for Bosnians to move to the UK than when FlyBosnia operated. But perhaps don’t mention that to the Brexiteers

CWL757 4th Feb 2021 17:31

Anyone know how the CWL loads are looking?

Buster the Bear 9th Feb 2021 20:49


caaardiff 5th Mar 2021 15:55

Anyone have further info on this?
Aside from BAMC, there's no dedicated maintenance space at CWL. Is it St Athan?

PDXCWL45 5th Mar 2021 20:11

Someone has suggested elsewhere that the aircraft could be stored at Cardiff for a bit. It's possible the maintenance part could just be line maintenance related to that maybe.

Buster the Bear 5th Mar 2021 21:01

Storm Aviation. They have a line maintenance base at Cardiff and probably taking the airframes into their care.

G-WUKM was due to be delivered into Luton today, the first A321Neo for Wizzair UK

pabely 5th Mar 2021 23:25

Arrived LTN 19:57 UTC

Seljuk22 7th Mar 2021 06:42

Palermo will be a new base with 2 A321 starting June

Seljuk22 11th Mar 2021 16:39

4th aircraft for Tirana with new routes to Italy and Scandinavia

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