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There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air  
User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2986 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 61979 times:



First of all in May, Wizz Air launched a daily service from Luton - Katowice, they then annouced they were going to go head to head with easyJet and fly daily to Budapest.

A couple of weeks later they have announced both routes are going to go twice daily.

Then yesterday they announced they will be launching twice daily services from Luton - Warsaw and a daily service to Gdansk!

It seems the likes of easyJet and Ryanair have been to slow to react and the countries of Eastern Europe have beaten the big boys to these new routes.

Wizz Air does not seem afraid of competition, by taking on easyJet on the Budapest route and the likes of SkyEurope and Air Polania who already operate routes between London, Warsaw, Katowice and Budapest.

Wizz Air seems to be a very smart little outfit and seems to know exactly what they are doing. They have major financial backing from US Investors and have just secured a deal giving them 40million US Dollars to invest. They also have some quite high profile directors on the baord, with József Váradi as the CEO and was formerly the CEO of Malev, and Lynn Wotherspoon as the Vice President and she use to the be CEO of Buzz before KLM sold it to Ryanair.

I love the livery on their A320's and they offer leather seating throughout.


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User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 61884 times:

On this picture: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/577911/L/ what are those squares on the seatbacks? I never seen them before, is it o2 mask?

User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2564 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 61850 times:

I'm 40 years old, and I still get a giggle when I hear an airline named, "Wizz Air."

More power to them though!


User currently offlineAAnalyst From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 61815 times:

Sevenair - Those little squares are actually drink holders. They fold down as a little table, and they have a plastic ring to hold a cup in place. Really neat, actually, and it saves you from having to put the whole tray table down.


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User currently offlineAdamlaskiewicz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 61718 times:

Excellent news! It's about time that links between the West and the East were improved. Despite their beauty, countries such as Poland still remain relatively undiscovered by tourists as transport links have, in the past, been rather limited. But it seems that things are changing for the better...

I'm very surprised though that the likes of easyJet and Ryanair still haven't made their entrance into this market. What is stopping them? Having said that though, it is probably a good thing as it gives start-ups like Wizz Air a chance to establish themselves.


User currently offlineCopySouthwest From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 61689 times:

Great news to see Wizz Air expanding in Poland and it's particularly good to see routes direct from the Polish regions to London. There's quite a strong amount of low-cost competition growing on the Anglo-Polish routes with Sky Europe also shortly to increase frequencies:

==

WAW-LON-WAW

Wizz Air (LTN) 2x daily
Sky Europe (STN) 2x daily
Air Polonia (STN) 6x weekly


KTW-LON-KTW

Wizz Air (LTN) 2x daily
Air Polonia (STN) 3x weekly


GDN-LON-GDN

Wizz Air (LTN) 1x daily
Air Polonia (STN) 2x weekly

==

Air Polonia appears to be the weakest of the bunch in terms of frequencies. I'm booked on them in September flying STN-GDN/POZ-STN but I am a little dubious as to their chances of long term survival.

As for the others, Sky Europe is well established and Wizz Air appears to have strong backing however with LOT potentially entering the LCC arena and the possible future entry of Easy and Ryan the Polish market will be a crowded one for sure!



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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 61671 times:

Their advert in the Metro (UK newpaper) the other day was advertising flights on their Luton - Katowice route for £9 one-way including all taxes. I would love to go to Katowice for a day trip if it only cost £18 return!


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User currently offlineZweed From Netherlands, joined Apr 2004, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 61670 times:

1st of July they are opening up Katowice - Stockholm, Skavsta and Budapest - Stockholm, Skavsta

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 61630 times:

THE best c/s on a euro-lcc A320!! The best looking 320 c/s in the world is AeroFlot! Period!

Mike//SE  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 61625 times:

ZWEED:
Couldn´t say it better myself when I saw you´re "banner"......*lol*

Micke/SE



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User currently offlineTommyBoy From United States of America, joined May 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 61603 times:

Sooo...if I'm going to take a Wizz Air flight...can I say, "I'm going to take Wizz?"

User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2986 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 61601 times:

Apologies to our European neighbours, I forgot to mention the other routes they are operating.

It appears that Wizz Air definately seem to have a like to the London routes, as they are not operating the same level of frequencies to any of their other destinations.

They have chosen typical Ryanair airports to fly into throughout Europe, including Bergamo (Milan), Charleroi (Brussels), Beauvais (Paris), Girona (Barcelona) and Skavsta (Stockholm). I hope these airports workout OK for Wizz Air, as most LCC have chosen cities main airports and Ryanair has usually been the exception.

Summary of their timetable below, click on below link for more in-depth detail:
http://wizzair.com/timetable_departure1.shtml

Flights from KTW
ATH -2-4--- 06:05 09:20
ATH -----6- 12:40 16:00
GRO -----6- 06:05 08:40
GRO -2-4--- 11:50 14:25
DTM 1-3-5-7 05:55 07:30
BGY 1-3-5-7 11:50 13:25
BVA 1-3-5-7 10:00 12:00
CIA 1234567 16:00 17:55
NYO -2-4-6- 11:50 13:30

Flights from BUD
ATH -2-4-6- 05:50 08:45
GRO -2-4-6- 10:50 13:10
GRO 1-3-5-- 11:50 14:15
GRO ------7 13:05 15:30
CRL 1-3-5-- 18:15 20:15
CRL ------7 19:00 21:00
BVA 1234567 09:20 11:30
PRG 1-3-5-7 06:00 07:10
CIA 1234567 14:35 16:10
NYO -2-4-6- 16:35 18:45


User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 61565 times:

drink holders! thats well clever!!

User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 61466 times:

According to Czech aviation site www.airways.cz, Wizz Air oficially confirmed "temporary termination" of BUD-PRG service as of July 19. The BUD-PRG service commenced on June 25. An official reason for termination is low demand.
Wizz Air is after Snowflake second LCC pulling out of Prague, currently operated by 14 other LCCs.


User currently offlineAdamlaskiewicz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 61407 times:

Oh dear. I hope Wizz Air aren't being a bit too ambitious with some of their routes and that the suspension of the BUD-PRG will indeed only be a temporary measure.

User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2828 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 61391 times:

Well, I'll fly Wizz air LTN-KTW on the 25th of this month - I hope they'll have more routes later on.

They even have a bus service from the airport (similar to Ryanair) that you book in advance by credit card - costing about €2 or so. Quite a relief as I think public transport at Katowice Airport must be rather non-existent around midnight!



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User currently offlineEham From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 61351 times:

Wizz obtained valuable slots at Amsterdam Schiphol for the winter schedule 2004/2005. Their slot-request for Rotterdam Airport (RTM) however was denied.

So I expect Wizz Air to announce flights to AMS in the near future.


User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1335 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 61346 times:

Ha ha ha ha ha ... great name....
now we need an new airline called "Dump".....
then you could take a Wizz there and a Dump on your return...



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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 61337 times:

I had heard that to stop whizz problems, kegel exercises sometimes work.

User currently offlineAdamlaskiewicz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 61320 times:

Ha ha ha ha ha ... great name....
now we need an new airline called "Dump".....
then you could take a Wizz there and a Dump on your return...


I didn't find it that funny!  Wink/being sarcastic Luckily, on this side of the pond the word "wizz" doesn't have the same connotations that it does on your side. I think it's an original and innovative name, something which must be getting a bit difficult to come up with nowadays considering how many new LCCs there are.


User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 61199 times:

Adam,
the unofficial rumors from within Wizz Air are, that there are no plans to reopen the BUD-PRG service in near future.


User currently offlineA330 From Belgium, joined May 1999, 649 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 61159 times:

And SkyEurope will be getting B737.600's from March next year!!
It seems that Wizz! and SkyEurope will be the EasyJet and Ryanair of Middle/Eastern Europe.



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