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Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:48 am

German media report that Wizz Air has ordered 20+20 A320s.
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RE: Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:55 am

Way to go Wizz and Airbus bigthumbsup 
Wizz has a very nice livery and i hope they remain successfully. Its also good for Poland that overpriced and bad Airline LOT gets some hard concurrency.
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RE: Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:21 pm

... and it has been retracted:

Quote:
Please ignore the flash headline AIRBUS WINS ORDER FOR 20 A320 JETS, 20 OPTIONS FROM HUNGARY'S WIZZAIR transmitted at 1215 GMT, which was published in error. Airbus has not announced the order.

http://www.forbes.com/business/feeds/afx/2006/07/19/afx2889341.html

Something for today??
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RE: Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:29 pm

Quoting Flying-Tiger (Reply 2):
and it has been retracted:

Quote:
Please ignore the flash headline AIRBUS WINS ORDER FOR 20 A320 JETS, 20 OPTIONS FROM HUNGARY'S WIZZAIR transmitted at 1215 GMT, which was published in error. Airbus has not announced the order.

http://www.forbes.com/business/feeds/afx/2006/07/19/afx2889341.html

Something for today??

Doh - the press releases tend to go out to the media earlier than they are due to be released and will be mark "embargoed until" I guess someone at Firbes got a little over-excited. We'll see this order today I reckon.
 
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RE: Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:38 pm

If this keeps going we can have an additional contest: which paper reported the most wrong orders... lol
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RE: Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:19 pm

Obviously they want to start a blood bath with SkyEurope, launching 10-15 routes out of Bratislava beginning next year. They said they would like to start new routes as well as existing SkyEurope routes...

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RE: Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:59 pm

Quoting Nudelhirsch (Reply 4):
If this keeps going we can have an additional contest: which paper reported the most wrong orders... lol

No sh!t, first it was Boeing and their premature Qatar order, now Airbus and Wizz Air, and Farnborough is not over yet, that leaves potential for another messup  Silly .
 
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RE: Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:02 pm

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 6):
No sh!t, first it was Boeing and their premature Qatar order, now Airbus and Wizz Air, and Farnborough is not over yet, that leaves potential for another messup

Well, QR is a tough call, I was rather refering to the report that EK would finally launch the 748i...
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RE: Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:04 pm

Quoting Nudelhirsch (Reply 7):
Well, QR is a tough call, I was rather refering to the report that EK would finally launch the 748i...

Well, in that case, the newspaper only wrote an "I" instead of an "F", they didn't report an order that doesn't exist (or that A and B want us to believe doesn't exist)  Wink .
 
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RE: Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:25 pm

Congrats to Airbus. Finnaly a sizeable order. Maybe this is the start for better in Airbus.
 
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RE: Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:26 pm

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 8):
Well, in that case, the newspaper only wrote an "I" instead of an "F", they didn't report an order that doesn't exist (or that A and B want us to believe doesn't exist)   .

Still counts as a flaw...  Wink
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RE: Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:10 am

It is now confirmed

By Andrea Rothman and Susanna Ray
July 20 (Bloomberg) -- Airbus SAS, lagging behind Boeing Co. in orders this year, won a contract from low-fare carrier Wizz Air Ltd. for 20 A320s worth about $1.3 billion to help the carrier expand in central and eastern Europe.

The contract includes options for 20 additional planes and follows the airline's order a year ago for 12 A320s, Airbus said at the U.K.'s Farnborough International Airshow today.


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[EDIT] - Bloomberg reports no options just 20 firm

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[Edited 2006-07-20 17:32:37]
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RE: Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:07 am

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 5):
Obviously they (...Wizz) want to start a blood bath with SkyEurope, launching 10-15 routes out of Bratislava beginning next year

Looks like the blood bath between the two already started in . . . Bucharest.

After WizzAir recently announced their expanssion into Romania, SkyEurope unveilled today
their new upcoming routes out of Bucharest
 
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RE: Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:13 pm

It appears the order has now been confirmed and we can add the 20x A320 to Airbus' order books

Wizz Air Press Release:


Wizz Air to expand Airbus fleet with 20 additional A320s
2006. 07. 20.
Wizz Air, Central and Eastern Europe's largest low-fare, low-cost airline, has signed an order to increase its all-Airbus fleet with 20 additional A320s at Farnborough Airshow (England), following the airline's order of 12 A320 aircraft plus 12 options a year ago.

All the aircraft will be powered by International Aero Engines V2500 and be configured in a comfortable single-class layout, seating up to 180 passengers. Deliveries are scheduled from 2009 to 2011.

The new order facilitates the airline's robust growth plan in Central and Eastern Europe to meet the ever increasing demand for air travel in the region in the next years.
Since starting operations in May 2004, Wizz Air has become the leading low-cost airline in Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria, and just earlier this year launched operations in Croatia, Slovenia and Romania. This achievement that the carrier acknowledges is due to - amongst others - the consistently high standard of operational service and comfort the A320 aircraft deliver.

"We are committed to Airbus and IAE as well and their product, the V2500-A5 powered A320 aircraft that has been a significant pillar of our success to-date. Our all common A320 fleet allows us to achieve the lowest unit cost in the region while maintaining operational reliability and customer service excellence. This new aircraft order keeps Wizz Air on track to be the single largest airline in Central and Eastern Europe, both in terms of fleet size and carried passengers. By 2012 Wizz Air will operate up to 53 A320 aircraft." said József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air.

Christian Streiff, Airbus President and CEO added: "We are very pleased to see that Wizz Air is putting its trust once again in Airbus for the expansion of its fleet. We are confident that the economics and excellent passenger appeal of our airliners will help Wizz Air to even further strengthen its position in Central and Eastern Europe".

Mark King, President and CEO of IAE said: "We are delighted to have played a key part in the rapid growth of Wizz Air in such a highly competitive environment – and look forward to continuing the on-going success story with this fleet expansion backed by a V2500SelectSM aftermarket agreement. The 'Wizz Air experience' for passengers is focused on providing great service and value for money – attributes that have also become key factors in the success of IAE and the V2500".
 
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RE: Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:40 pm

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 13):

All the aircraft will be powered by International Aero Engines V2500 and be configured in a comfortable single-class layout, seating up to 180 passengers. Deliveries are scheduled from 2009 to 2011

Hmm 180 people comfortable!

Does this mean that they're going from 12 firm and 12 options to 32 firm and 20 options or 32 firm and 32 options?
 
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RE: Wizzair Takes Additional A320s

Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:48 pm

I think they are going 32 firm and 12 options as there is no mention of any new options. They say that by 2012 they will have up to 53 aircraft.

This is going to be fight for death or life with Sky Europe.