gilesdavies
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There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Thu Jun 17, 2004 7:14 pm



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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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Thu Jun 17, 2004 8:15 pm

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?
 
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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Thu Jun 17, 2004 8:45 pm

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

More power to them though!
 
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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Thu Jun 17, 2004 9:14 pm

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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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jun 18, 2004 2:14 am

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.
 
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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jun 18, 2004 3:51 am

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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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jun 18, 2004 3:58 am

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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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jun 18, 2004 4:01 am

1st of July they are opening up Katowice - Stockholm, Skavsta and Budapest - Stockholm, Skavsta
 
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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jun 18, 2004 5:44 am

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

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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jun 18, 2004 5:48 am

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

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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jun 18, 2004 6:06 am

Sooo...if I'm going to take a Wizz Air flight...can I say, "I'm going to take Wizz?"
 
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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jun 18, 2004 6:26 am

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
 
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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jun 18, 2004 6:58 am

drink holders! thats well clever!!
 
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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:44 am

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.
 
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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:06 am

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.
 
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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:29 am

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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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jul 02, 2004 3:43 am

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.
 
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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jul 02, 2004 3:45 am

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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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jul 02, 2004 3:54 am

I had heard that to stop whizz problems, kegel exercises sometimes work.
 
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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Fri Jul 02, 2004 4:30 am

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.
 
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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Sat Jul 03, 2004 6:01 pm

Adam,
the unofficial rumors from within Wizz Air are, that there are no plans to reopen the BUD-PRG service in near future.
 
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RE: There Ain't No Stopping Wizz Air

Sat Jul 03, 2004 9:53 pm

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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