Wizz Air has further expanded its London Luton base with the allocation of a ninth A321 Airbus aircraft and the launch of two new routes to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon and Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv.
Wizz Air has seen profits fall from €61 million to €52 million in the three months to the end of June. The Hungarian airline blamed the 14 per cent slump on air traffic controller strikes, with the amount it has been forced to pay out in delay and compensation costs trebling to €9 million.
International Airlines Group, Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air have submitted complaints to the European Commission against France as its air traffic controllers’ strikes restrict the fundamental principle of freedom of movement within the EU.
Wizz Air has launched a new route from Birmingham Airport to Cluj International Airport in Romania, with seats on sale now.
The new services are to the Israeli seaside resort of Eilat (Ovda), the gateway to the French Alps in Grenoble, Verona in Italy and Tromsø in Norway, famous as one of the best spots for viewing the Northern Lights.
Wizz Air has opened its Austrian base at Vienna Airport with one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft. The newly allocated aircraft will support the start of operations of five new services from Vienna to the popular destinations: Valencia, Rome Fiumicino, Malta, Bari and Tel Aviv.
Wizz Air Holdings has reported net profit grew 22.1 per cent to a record €275 million for the full year ended March 31st, 2018. The figure includes results form both the airline and tour operator.
Wizz Air has announced the launch a new route between Doncaster Sheffield and Debrecen in Hungary. Flights will begin on December 16th and will operate on Tuesdays and Sundays.
Wizz Air has reported a new passenger record, with more than 30 million passengers carried in the past rolling 12 month-period. The same time, the low-cost carrier has seen its operations across Europe increase by 24 per cent compared to the previous year.
As the first Wizz Air flight takes off under its newly issued UK operating licence, Breaking Travel News here takes a closer look at the Hungary-based carrier. Having grown from its roots in eastern Europe, it is now seeking its place among the largest airlines on the continent, chief executive József Váradi tells editor Chris O’Toole.