Wizz Air

Norwegian Minister warns Wizz Air: “Will have challenges”

Minister of Transport and Communications of Norway demonstrates dissatisfaction related to Wizz Air’s plans to expand in Norway’s aviation market....


Long-term storage and larvae forced Wizz Air A321 reject take-off

A Wizz Air Airbus A321 was forced to reject a take-off twice, as the Primary Flight Display (PFD) showed incorrect airspeed data. Following maintenance, larvae were found at fault of blocking one of the pitot tubes....


Wizz Air continues service agreement with CEO Varadi

Wizz Air announced that it has extended its contract with the current chief executive of the airline, József Váradi. The airline, which demonstrated unprecedented growth has also attracted a fair share of critics....


Wizz Air embarks on another war: Norway becomes the battleground

Wizz Air. who is about to start a war in Italy is embarking on another one. This time the battleground will be Norway, where the low-cost carrier aims to establish itself as a force-to-be-reckoned with on the domestic market....


Wizz Air expands, Ryanair fights back: war in Italy

Throughout the crisis, Wizz Air chose to go against the flow. While everybody was taking measures to cut costs, the low-cost carrier announced 10 new bases throughout Europe. However, with the tenth, it overstepped Ryanair's boundaries – the two are set to go to war of attrition in Italy....


Wizz Air announces 10th base of 2020 in Catania, Italy

Wizz Air is continuing its aggressive expansion throughout Europe, as it announced that it will establish its 10th base of 2020 in Catania, Italy....


Wizz Air to operate former Qatar freighter bought by government

As Wizz Air Abu Dhabi celebrates the arrival of its first A321neo, its parent airline is about to receive another unexpected Airbus acquisition. The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade acquired an Airbus A330-200F from Qatar Airways. The freighter would be operated by Wizz Air and see its cargo capacity offered to generate revenue when the government does not need it....


After announcing new bases, Wizz Air lowers capacity outlook

While Wizz Air went against the grain and announced an abundance of new bases throughout the crisis, its hopes of increasing capacity seemingly came to a stop. An operational update indicated that the airline now expects capacity throughout the year to stay lower than previously anticipated. ...


Wizz Air slashes and caps seniority pay for all its pilots

Wizz Air remains one of the few airlines that expanded its operations throughout the crisis. Yet at the same time, it slashed huge amounts off of its pilots' salaries and seniority bonuses, citing a "changing market reality."...


How the pandemic highlighted Ryanair’s major weakness

While in 2019 Ryanair became the most popular airline in Europe in terms of passenger numbers, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted a major weakness at the low-cost airline....