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25th Oct 2019, 16:24
Replies: 360
Views: 289,064
Posted By gilesdavies

Let the Wizz v Ryanair (Buzz) battle properly commence!

So Ryanair are closing their Budapest base down from the the 1st December, and then the airline will immediately re-open the base with its newly created "Buzz" airline, which is a fully owned...
23rd Oct 2019, 21:31
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Views: 390,321
Posted By gilesdavies

Just because the plane is leaving full, doesn't...

Just because the plane is leaving full, doesn't necessarily mean the route is a money spinner!

If you do a flight search for routes to Asia or Australia and type in the departing city as just...
23rd Oct 2019, 01:03
Replies: 3,062
Views: 1,125,320
Posted By gilesdavies

No mention of expansion of TUI Ops at Luton...

So TUI announced on Tuesday massive expansion of their programme for Summer 2020, with around 50,000 extra seats for Stansted and just under 200,000 additional seats for Birmingham going on sale.
...
22nd Oct 2019, 13:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,831
Posted By gilesdavies

UK Government Lift Ban on Flights to Sharm El Sheikh

The UK government have finally lifted the ban on flights originating from the UK to Sharm El Sheikh after the Russian aircraft terrorist bombing of a MetroJet A321 in 2015.

Will be interesting to...
26th Sep 2019, 23:14
Replies: 360
Views: 289,064
Posted By gilesdavies

Seems like Wizz Air are keen to continue growing...

Seems like Wizz Air are keen to continue growing its operation at London Gatwick, and want to buy up Thomas Cook slots!

Financial Times - Virgin and Wizz Air eye Thomas Cook’s Gatwick daily slots...
26th Sep 2019, 22:46
Replies: 1,672
Views: 977,842
Posted By gilesdavies

Size of Ryanair UK Bases?

Just asking out of curiosity, is anyone able to advise of the size of Ryanair's UK bases and how many aircraft are based at each of the airports?
22nd Aug 2019, 11:29
Replies: 3,062
Views: 1,125,320
Posted By gilesdavies

They have however also announced a daily service...

They have however also announced a daily service to Vienna and twice weekly service to Castellon in Spain from Luton.

Vienna is another they'll be competing directly with easyJet on!
...
16th Aug 2019, 13:59
Replies: 154
Views: 195,430
Posted By gilesdavies

Reading in other forums, it seems to be the...

Reading in other forums, it seems to be the reason DL/VS are opening JFK and BOS routes from Gatwick next year is the likelihood of Jet Blue launching their London operations from the airport, and...
13th Aug 2019, 21:01
Replies: 1,268
Views: 523,440
Posted By gilesdavies

Well looking through the Birmingham forum, it...

Well looking through the Birmingham forum, it would appear they are only achieving 55% loads on Qatar Airways routes too, and has been operating from there for several years now.

Is the Welsh...
9th Aug 2019, 12:32
Replies: 3,062
Views: 1,125,320
Posted By gilesdavies

Interesting move... While Wizz are becoming...

Interesting move...

While Wizz are becoming more well known in the UK, they still do not have the presence to themselves like Ryanair and easyJet. I think many potential travellers will go to...
8th Aug 2019, 08:46
Replies: 3,062
Views: 1,125,320
Posted By gilesdavies

Not really, as clear cut as that... As there are...

Not really, as clear cut as that... As there are a number of cut backs this winter, Girona doesn't operate during the winter months.

Athens, Malta, Marrakech and Murcia for example all see there...
8th Aug 2019, 00:24
Replies: 3,062
Views: 1,125,320
Posted By gilesdavies

Ryanair joins Wizz and Easy to the party at Krakow and routes cut to the Canaries...

Its a shame to see Ryanair cutting back on the Canary Island flights this winter...

Ryanair will be stopping there twice weekly services to Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria at the end of October.
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4th Aug 2019, 11:57
Replies: 3,062
Views: 1,125,320
Posted By gilesdavies

I've also noticed the morning Krakow flight is...

I've also noticed the morning Krakow flight is operated with a W9 (Wizzair UK) flight number, and operates into the airport with the other inbound Wizzair rush in the mornings which are all W6...
4th Aug 2019, 11:48
Replies: 360
Views: 289,064
Posted By gilesdavies

This is a long term order, for deliveries over...

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...
29th Jul 2019, 14:19
Replies: 1,145
Views: 1,002,400
Posted By gilesdavies

I would guess primarily routes to destinations...

I would guess primarily routes to destinations that Wizz Air does not already have a base?... For example Tel Aviv, Athens, Lisbon, Split, Oslo, Reykjavik, Ohrid, etc They do however overlap some...
26th Jul 2019, 10:04
Replies: 1,145
Views: 1,002,400
Posted By gilesdavies

Wow those loads on the Wizz Air routes to eastern...

Wow those loads on the Wizz Air routes to eastern Europe, are very impressive! Not a single route under 89% load factor and most well over 90%!

Especially considering Wizz run a relatively small...
3rd Jul 2019, 21:16
Replies: 3,062
Views: 1,125,320
Posted By gilesdavies

Wizzair confirms interest in flying London to Dubai with the A321XLR

Wizz Air Eyes London To Dubai Flights With Airbus A321XLR (https://simpleflying.com/wizz-india-flights/)

Will be an interesting development if this happens, but is a few years away until they...
19th Jun 2019, 23:20
Replies: 3,062
Views: 1,125,320
Posted By gilesdavies

Interesting news today, but a little confusing...

Interesting news today, but a little confusing too...

The A321neo's they are already receiving are capable of flying routes like LTN-JFK (from a range perspective), as Primera were using the...
19th Jun 2019, 22:54
Replies: 360
Views: 289,064
Posted By gilesdavies

New longer range A321XLR coming to Wizzair!

Interesting news today, with regards to an order for the newly launched A321XLR...
Forbes - Airbus' New A321XLR Plane Gets Big Boost From Indigo Partners...
10th Jun 2019, 21:07
Replies: 10
Views: 2,437
Posted By gilesdavies

Not sure of your exact location, but did you...

Not sure of your exact location, but did you consider Newcastle?

Fares from there always seem a bit more competitive... Similarly how fares on the new Stansted service are cheaper than from the...
3rd Jun 2019, 14:08
Replies: 10
Views: 2,765
Posted By gilesdavies

Main ones that spring to mind, that might effect...

Main ones that spring to mind, that might effect UK travellers are Jet2, TUI, Blue Air, Ryanair, SAS, Turkish, Ukrainian, KLM, Norwegian, Sun Express, Pegasus, El-Al, Air Europa, LOT...

I could go...
12th May 2019, 23:15
Replies: 3,062
Views: 1,125,320
Posted By gilesdavies

There has been rumours for probably the last...

There has been rumours for probably the last 10-15 years that flights to Pakistan, India and Bangladesh will start from the airport, usually from a fantasical start up airlines, that never gets off...
7th May 2019, 20:46
Replies: 3,062
Views: 1,125,320
Posted By gilesdavies

Great work by the airport this bank holiday...

Great work by the airport this bank holiday weekend...

Flew out to Ohrid, on Saturday and from entering the airport (with just hand luggage) to clearing security and walking through the duty free...
14th Feb 2019, 16:40
Replies: 3,062
Views: 1,125,320
Posted By gilesdavies

Let the blood bath begin! Wizzair will also be...

Let the blood bath begin! Wizzair will also be flying the route twice daily from April.

How is it possible one minute for the airport to have no airline flying the route, then next minute, there...
12th Feb 2019, 15:58
Replies: 6
Views: 2,006
Posted By gilesdavies

I think you are getting a little excitable and...

I think you are getting a little excitable and there is no such news on Air NZ flying to London from Christchurch!

They are starting a seasonal 5x weekly service ONLY between Christchurch and...
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