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Wizz Air in 2018

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Wizzair is also adding Athens starting March with 9 routes:

Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia, London Luton - daily service

Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Kutaisi (Georgia), Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) and Katowice (Poland) - 2 weekly service per destination

Vilnius - 3 weekly

https://wizzair.com/en-gb/information-a ... ndon-luton#/

https://wizzair.com/en-gb/information-a ... rom-athens#/

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Why is this new base so important ? Because it opens a completely new chapter for Wizzair. They are not any more the harmless Eastern European ULCC. And it's not going to end here. The day when Wizz will touchdown on BRU is not so far away, mark my words...

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How about CRL for Wizzair? Cheaper for them and not that much competition as in BRU.

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Wizz is flying already since long ago to CRL - from Sofia, Budapest, Skopje, Warsaw Chopin, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, Timisoara, Ljubljana.

I see that W6 is not very well known in Belgium and other Western European markets because their main strategy was many years to open bases only in the on the other side of the Iron Curtain. They were serving mainly the ethnic market (EE immigrant communities in WE). But they grew very much, as Vienna is their 44th base. Regarding competition, they have a good experience as Ryanair tried to get rid of them in
Budapest (after the collapse of MALEV) and in Warsaw. In Budapest RYR had to downsize its base after the initial attack, while WZZ kept growing. At Warsaw, WZZ ended operating on the main airport, Chopin, while RYR is operating on Modlin. The first base in WE was Luton, which initially had the role of support for the routes already operated. But after the demise of Monarch (predicted by O'Leary, btw), W6 bought their slots and is starting new destinations per se.

In this context, entering Vienna market is a big and courageous step. Not even Ryan or Easy dared to open a base there. Which means they enter in a bigger game.

When WZZ will come to BRU (as destination; I don't go as far to imagine a base there, not even on medium term), it will be an easier move then opening a base in Vienna, for sure. And I'm expecting this to happen rather sooner then later. They already fly to FRA from BUD and SOF.

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Big step indeed for Wizz Air with the first base in Western Europe besides Luton (which was opened only to minimise the effects of a Brexit). However, I don't see them open a second destination in Belgium, next to CRL. Ryanair took the step and we see that BRU is not the big success they hoped for; CRL remains their stronghold. Wizz Air might learn from that experience.

Warsaw is another story: initially, Wizz Air was also at Modlin, but they listened to their customers who preferred Chopin and they moved their entire operation from Modlin to Chopin. I don't see them move their whole CRL operation to BRU.
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Wizz Air is to close down its base in Kosice from mid-May 2018. Simultaneously it will cancel three out of the four routes it operates from the Slovakian city.
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We have exciting news for all aviation lovers! We will deploy two additional Airbus A321 at Vienna Airport by March 2019 and our Vienna network will include nine new routes! From February and March 2019, Nice, Reykjavik, Catania, Milan Malpensa, Lisbon, Madrid, Malmo, Stockholm Skavsta and Kharkiv will be available from the Austrian capital! Now you can easily book your low fare tickets from Vienna to 27 destinations across 21 European countries, as seats for the newest routes are already on sale starting from just EUR 19.99* on wizzair.com.
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The ICAO code of the UK subisidiary of Wizzair is WUK. The first plane registered under the UK AOC just joined the fleet. Meet G-WUKA :)

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/BoardingPass.r ... =3&theater

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Klausenburg wrote: 02 Mar 2018, 12:04 The ICAO code of the UK subisidiary of Wizzair is WUK. The first plane registered under the UK AOC just joined the fleet. Meet G-WUKA :)

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And the EU flag has disappeared from next to the registration: Brexit in action!
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Wizz Air will install 239 seats in its A321neos, which will begin arriving in January 2019. The carrier’s current A321ceo has a 230-seat configuration.
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sn26567 wrote: 20 Apr 2018, 21:47 Wizz Air will install 239 seats in its A321neos, which will begin arriving in January 2019. The carrier’s current A321ceo has a 230-seat configuration.
Only 239 seats? When will airlines change their seats to half seats so they can squeeze more people in so more profit.A seat where you can half sit and stand with a belt around your waste.

I don't understand that nobody in the EC government cares about passengers in Europe.
The European citizen is getting taller and wider as ever before.
So a minimum of 34 inch is really a matter of comfort for everyone.

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ostair wrote: 21 Apr 2018, 00:04
sn26567 wrote: 20 Apr 2018, 21:47 Wizz Air will install 239 seats in its A321neos, which will begin arriving in January 2019. The carrier’s current A321ceo has a 230-seat configuration.
Only 239 seats? When will airlines change their seats to half seats so they can squeeze more people in so more profit.A seat where you can half sit and stand with a belt around your waste.

I don't understand that nobody in the EC government cares about passengers in Europe.
The European citizen is getting taller and wider as ever before.
So a minimum of 34 inch is really a matter of comfort for everyone.
Unfortunately, this is the client who defines the standard of confort of the entire industry. And unfortunately as Michael O'Leary said once "Customers would crawl bollock-naked over broken glass to get low fares."

If people want to have more confort, more leg room, wifi and complimentary food and beverage onboard, they simply have to boycott airlines not having this. If everybody do that then the airlines will have to adapt in order to meet the need of the customer and it will then become a new standard, as simple isn't it?

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crew1990 wrote: 21 Apr 2018, 04:21
ostair wrote: 21 Apr 2018, 00:04
sn26567 wrote: 20 Apr 2018, 21:47 Wizz Air will install 239 seats in its A321neos, which will begin arriving in January 2019. The carrier’s current A321ceo has a 230-seat configuration.
Only 239 seats? When will airlines change their seats to half seats so they can squeeze more people in so more profit.A seat where you can half sit and stand with a belt around your waste.

I don't understand that nobody in the EC government cares about passengers in Europe.
The European citizen is getting taller and wider as ever before.
So a minimum of 34 inch is really a matter of comfort for everyone.
Unfortunately, this is the client who defines the standard of confort of the entire industry. And unfortunately as Michael O'Leary said once "Customers would crawl bollock-naked over broken glass to get low fares."

If people want to have more confort, more leg room, wifi and complimentary food and beverage onboard, they simply have to boycott airlines not having this. If everybody do that then the airlines will have to adapt in order to meet the need of the customer and it will then become a new standard, as simple isn't it?
Exactly. "Bétaillère" as we say in french ! ;)

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Don't we loose on the safety side by cramping more and more pax in the same volume?
If only for that reason, the EU should impose minimum seat width and pitch for all commercial planes leaving the EU territory, so that also "foreign" airlines are submitted to the rule.
It may be a paternalistic view, but sometimes governments have to protect people against themselves.

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convair wrote: 21 Apr 2018, 14:56 Don't we loose on the safety side by cramping more and more pax in the same volume?
If only for that reason, the EU should impose minimum seat width and pitch for all commercial planes leaving the EU territory, so that also "foreign" airlines are submitted to the rule.
It may be a paternalistic view, but sometimes governments have to protect people against themselves.
The maximum capacity on aircraft has been tested ... and approved !

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Doesn't mean it is safe. A test is one thing, real life is another.

And, of course, I also take a minimum of comfort into consideration. Spending hours in discomfort in a cramped aircraft is not particularly good for your health!

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convair wrote: 21 Apr 2018, 18:25 Doesn't mean it is safe. A test is one thing, real life is another.

And, of course, I also take a minimum of comfort into consideration. Spending hours in discomfort in a cramped aircraft is not particularly good for your health!
I have many safety concerns when I look at recent online videos:

- putting on oxygen masks only over mouth, despite it was briefed to cover both nose and mouth,
- passengers taking luggage with them in case of an emergency
- ...

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The old saying was : "Pay peanuts and you'll get monkeys."

Could it be that it is now reversed to be : "Get them to pay peanuts and you'll get monkeys." ?

And .... they like it !
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But it doesn't mean that YOU must accept it. I don't.
Vote with your feet.

H.A.

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