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by Blerg
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 96
Views: 12468

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

https://www.austrianaviation.net/detail ... nus-im-q2/
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In Q2 2020 Austrian Airlines reported an EBIT loss of 99 million Euros, down from a profit of 46 million Euros the year before.

https://www.austrianaviation.net/detail ... nus-im-q2/

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by Blerg
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 89
Views: 12962

Re: Emirates drops FLL

I think I read on here that this was one of their weaker routes. Anyone know more on this?

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by Blerg
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 100146

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Nice ! Will the entire AUH subsidiary fleet get this dedicated tail livery or is it just for the premiere one ? Probably just the one, it's a marketing trick. That said, they won't be able to rotate their AUH fleet with those from other bases since now they will have a different AOC. The plan is to...

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by Blerg
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 100146

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

cityshuttle wrote:
Nice !

Will the entire AUH subsidiary fleet get this dedicated tail livery or is it just for the premiere one ?


Probably just the one, it's a marketing trick. That said, they won't be able to rotate their AUH fleet with those from other bases since now they will have a different AOC.

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by Blerg
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aeroflot 77Ws and A359 being stored
Replies: 32
Views: 7905

Re: Aeroflot not taking two new 77W

This is consistent with SU target to have a full Airbus fleet. Wishful thinking. As said, this is COVID-19 related, SU has no plans to permanently retire their 77W fleet. How is it wishful thinking if that's part of SU's long-term strategy that was published about a week ago? There is even a thread...

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by Blerg
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 100146

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

These are bad news for Wizz Air's recently launched LCA base. From Thursday all arrivals from Greece to Cyprus will have to present a covid test result not older than 72 hours. This decision came as a result of many infected people arriving to Cyprus from Greece. Cyprus is currently reporting a mass...

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by Blerg
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris
Replies: 33
Views: 9134

Re: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris

But if they are not going after transfers in Europe, what's the logic behind operating into FRA? I thought it would make sense for them to rely on LH feed given their SIA ownership.

Wouldn't Manchester or Birmingham make more sense?

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by Blerg
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 731
Views: 108773

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

TKU was served a month. It was marketed as year round. When was this? I have no recollection of such a flight, are you sure it was easyJet? On an unrelated note, seems like JU's BEG-OSL flight is performing fantastically despite covid. This afternoon's flight out of BEG has 6 in business and 120 in...

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by Blerg
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 731
Views: 108773

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Well, EasyJet's LCA-Nordics didn't last too long... Indeed, as it never was launched or flown. TKU was served a month. It was marketed as year round. When was this? I have no recollection of such a flight, are you sure it was easyJet? On an unrelated note, seems like JU's BEG-OSL flight is performi...

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by Blerg
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 100146

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Slight decrease in Wizz Air operated sectors in recent days. From -23% in mid-July, we are now at -26 to -28% (between 650 and 700 sectors a day). Could this be related to additional restrictions they are facing? For example Cyprus introduced quarantine for Bulgarians so they had to cut SOF and VAR...

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by Blerg
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AirAsia in "Significant Doubt" - auditor Ernst & Young
Replies: 21
Views: 5538

Re: Future of AirAsia in "Significant Doubt" - auditor Ernst & Young

If they fold, who will profit the most?

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by Blerg
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 262
Views: 36544

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Starting from 24.08 LOT will be introducing a one weekly rotation between WRO and BUD. LO 2535 WRO-BUD 13:30 - 14:45 (Monday) LO 2536 BUD-WRO 15:35 - 16:50 (Monday) To me this seems like a good schedule for transfer passengers. I wonder if this is LO's way of redirecting some traffic from non-WAW hu...

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by Blerg
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 12575

Re: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2020

That will be interesting as Wizz Air already operates flights from Iasi to Larnaca and the two airports are just 130 km apart. I wonder if many from Bacau area used IAS to fly to Cyprus.

Nice to see Blueair expand though.

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by Blerg
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris
Replies: 33
Views: 9134

Re: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris

Will they be offering connections or will they focus only on O&D?

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 19536

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

So basically Aeroflot and Pobeda will be slowly retiring Boeing planes?

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 187
Views: 23446

Re: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16

Seems like Lauda will fire all of its employees in STR. Apparently they refused new work conditions which seem to have been accepted by their colleagues in VIE and DUS. If Lauda ends up scaling down their operation in STR, that will be good news for EW. https://www.austrianaviation.net/detail/lauda...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 12575

Re: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2020

BoardingPass wrote:
30mil USD = 25mil EUR :)


Ahhh ok, thanks :D

So will they sell them to a leasing company as initially planned or...?

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by Blerg
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 12575

Re: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2020

Weren't they planning on getting €25 million for the ATRs?

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by Blerg
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 187
Views: 23446

Re: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16

https://www.airliners.de/ryanair-deutsc ... uten/56697
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I see that Ryanair is introducing VIE-DTM/CGN. Are those route it took over from Lauda or are they new additions? Both are supposed to operate daily.

https://www.airliners.de/ryanair-deutsc ... uten/56697

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by Blerg
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 19177

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/07/qa ... pends.html
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Qatar temporarily suspends Zagreb, this comes shortly after EK announced it won't be resuming it this summer.

https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/07/qa ... pends.html

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by Blerg
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 100146

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

https://www.aerotime.aero/rytis.beresne ... -criticism
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Wizz Air is being criticized over labour and safety malpractices.

https://www.aerotime.aero/rytis.beresne ... -criticism

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by Blerg
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31612

Re: Updated: LH to restructucture SN

Ok, if two A330 and 5 A319 are to leave the fleet, does it mean other planes to be phased out are all A320s?

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by Blerg
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 25815

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

But couldn't such a tax put long-haul flights out of Switzerland at a disadvantage? Especially when competing out of nearby hubs with no similar tax?

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by Blerg
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31612

Re: Updated: LH to restructucture SN

I understand all that but it seems that any local airline in Belgium is destined to be perpetually loss-making. I understand Sabena was differently run but the end result was still the same. All I'm saying is that maybe having a local legacy carrier sandwiched between Paris and Amsterdam, on top of ...

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by Blerg
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31612

Re: Updated: LH to restructucture SN

We can discuss their potential in Africa as much as we want to but if the airline is unable to turn a profit then we have to wonder if it even has a future. In the end I think they will be shut down and replaced by Eurowings. Competition in Brussels is just too tough and they have shown that they do...

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by Blerg
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 100146

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

The LCA base appears to be performing very well. The ATH route is not alone having good loads. On the other hand, the MXP seems like a disaster with handfuls of passengers on most flights. It was reported the other day that they expect hotel occupancy to reach 20% in August, tourist season is dead,...

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 100146

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

A friend of mine flew LCA-ATH yesterday and ATH-LCA today on Wizz Air, both ways it was packed to the last seat. I wonder if this is one of their rare routes at the moment that have such high LF. They're killing Aegean I wouldn't worry too much about Aegean, they managed to fight them off on other ...

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 100146

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

A friend of mine flew LCA-ATH yesterday and ATH-LCA today on Wizz Air, both ways it was packed to the last seat. I wonder if this is one of their rare routes at the moment that have such high LF.

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 12685

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2020

Greece issues NOTAM banning all commercial flights to/from Turkey until the 31st July. https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/07/17/greece-updates-aviation-directive-notam/ Not just Turkey and to quote the article others include Sweden , North Macedonia and Albania. '' The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authorit...

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 100146

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/07/17/g ... ive-notam/
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Greece issues NOTAM banning all flights from Albania flying anywhere else besides Athens airport. I guess the recently launched TIA-RHO on Wizz Air will have to be discontinued until August 1st.

https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/07/17/g ... ive-notam/

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 12685

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2020

https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/07/17/g ... ive-notam/
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Greece issues NOTAM banning all commercial flights to/from Turkey until the 31st July.

https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/07/17/g ... ive-notam/

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 100146

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

They can't burn money for long. It seems that the demand is not picking up as quickly as they anticipated (or not picking up at all at some places). The recent new travel restrictions are only worsening it further. Adding flights to any airport where the fees are low (or non-existent) might not be ...

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 100146

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Another round of temporarily suspended routes from ex-YU, this time nine of them. BEG expansion delayed by a month. I wonder if someone will suffer the consequences of such a mistake, as in expanding this ambitiously from the start. It must have cost Wizz Air millions. https://www.exyuaviation.com/2...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 187
Views: 23446

Re: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16

If Lauda ends up scaling down their operation in STR, that will be good news for EW. Don't believe that will happen. Just like in Vienna, the Stuttgart operations will just be replaced by Ryanair. Old Lauda staff will be laid off, new Ryanair staff will take their place. Of course against the worki...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26085

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

CFM565A1 wrote:
That's BS... I hope these "ex-pilots" show the company the mistake they made quickly when they act as FA's!


Why would they do that? Obviously they accepted to do this because they know how difficult the situation is these days unlike their colleagues who were let go.

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26085

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

'The decision to fire all flight attendants comes after members of Icelandair’s flight attendant union voted against a collective bargaining agreement about a year ago. Management and flight attendants have been unable to come to an agreement regarding wages and time off.' If they really refused to ...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 187
Views: 23446

Re: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16

Seems like Lauda will fire all of its employees in STR. Apparently they refused new work conditions which seem to have been accepted by their colleagues in VIE and DUS. If Lauda ends up scaling down their operation in STR, that will be good news for EW. https://www.austrianaviation.net/detail/lauda-...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 19536

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

The way I think this will work is pretty simple. Aeroflot management will sit down and see how much money each route made for them. Those with thinner margins, or God forbid losses, will lose mainline Aeroflot and get one of its spin-offs. This is a pretty smart way forward which will enable them to...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 12685

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2020

I can’t believe they are still considering to fly to cities where coronavirus is spreading like fire. Tehran & US are dangerous. What else can they do? Should societies self-destruct until a vaccine is available? So many societies had strict lockdowns and once restrictions were lifted infection...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 96
Views: 12468

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

Which is why this decision was driven by finances and not by genuine care for the environment. If they really wanted to save planet earth then they would have cut all short flights from VIE, not only those which generally struggled to make a profit. Planet Earth won't be saved by cutting short flig...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 96
Views: 12468

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

https://www.austrianaviation.net/detail ... h-chicago/
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As predicted, VIE-ORD is temporarily suspended. OS has cancelled a total of 14 flights, affecting 30.000 passengers out of which 70% are transfers.

https://www.austrianaviation.net/detail ... h-chicago/

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 11145

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020

Seems like the situation is getting quite bad at SN Brussels. They seem to be the only LH Group airline not to receive any financial aid so far, not from the government and not from their mother company. Because of that they had to delay the resumption of their long-haul flights thus affecting some ...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base
Replies: 46
Views: 7514

Re: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base

I wonder if soon enough we might see them launch India flights. Anyone knows how many seats AUH has to India? I don't think they maxed out their share of the bilateral, especially not with the EY cuts a while back.

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 731
Views: 108773

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Air Serbia launched BEG-OSL yesterday, to be operated twice a week.

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 262
Views: 36544

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Wasn't DUB announced before corona? I seem to remember something about it.

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by Blerg
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 100146

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/07/wi ... -over.html
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Wizz Air temporarily suspends many routes from ex-YU:

https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/07/wi ... -over.html

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by Blerg
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 100146

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

EIBPI wrote:
Not good for a few of Wizz Air’s Austrian routes.


Especially the recently announced VIE-OTP.

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by Blerg
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 96
Views: 12468

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

The US still isn't letting anyone in from Europe, anyway. And there can't be that many US Passport holders/permanent US Residents in the Balkans still wanting to return home by now? So I don't imagine this will make the Chicago flight any quieter... Well, there must have been enough passengers for ...

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by Blerg
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 96
Views: 12468

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

I guess this will have a domino effect as Austrian Airlines relies heavily on transfer passengers from these markets. Austrian government bans flights from the western Balkans as well as from Romania, Bulgaria, Egypt and Moldova. I guess their flights from Vienna to places like Chicago will be quit...

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by Blerg
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 100146

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory ... 0-71768006
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Austria to ban flights from the western Balkans, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Egypt. I guess Wizz Air will be heavily affected by this decision.

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory ... 0-71768006

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