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by MCTSET
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

With Easyjet closing its base at STN would Wizz be interested in getting slots there? I mean, they can only expand so much at LTN and LGW and with orders of hundreds of Airbuses, they have to base them somewhere..Besides, FR has done it.. I’d say it’s unlikely as MAG wouldn’t want to risk upsetting...

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by MCTSET
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Wizz made a Q1 loss of 108 million euros in comparison to Ryanair group which lost 185 million euros while being 4x larger. Does this mean that W6 approach of rapid return to normality is hurting them more than the slower approach FR took, I’m sure next quarter should improve just makes you question...

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by MCTSET
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

albertocsc wrote:
Kutaisi base will be closed for the next 9 months.


So this a temporary measure, and they should reopen the base in the future?

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by MCTSET
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

What future bases do you speculate that Wizz will probably open or do you think they are done with this expansion period. I have heard about LGW and Yerevan.

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by MCTSET
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

MCTSET wrote:
So is Bacau becoming a base?


They are also really chasing blue air with those routes, they must sense their weakness I heard one of Blue air’s investors pulled out last week.

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by MCTSET
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

So is Bacau becoming a base?

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by MCTSET
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Wizz Air announces 12 new routes from Bacau (BCM). Bacau becomes Wizz's 11th new destination for 2020: Billund (BLL) - 2x weekly - begins 1 November 2020 Bologna (BLQ) - 3x weekly - begins 30 October 2020 Brussels Charleroi (CRL) - 3x weekly - begins 29 October 2020 Catania (CTA) - 2x weekly - begi...

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by MCTSET
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

They have a lot of new routes to Greece, especially Greek islands they must of really been feeling the pain from COVID. Not to mention bankruptcy of Thomas Cook and the half of TUI to big players in that market and not to mention all the other players in the field pausing operations. W6 loves airpor...

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by MCTSET
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

I didn’t believe him when he said no routes would be cancelled during this crisis, if some of them are unprofitable during good times how would they sustain post corona, they also said that they wouldn’t get rid of any employees at the start of the crisis and were lamenting other airlines for state ...

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by MCTSET
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Exactly, they are after guest workers who make up the majority of Abu Dhabi population and tourists which are both price sensitive.

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by MCTSET
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Ahh, we were so close to finding out where and when the AUH ops would take Wizz too ... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-wizz-air-hldgs/wizz-air-press-conference-in-abu-dhabi-canceled-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN20V079 Any insiders have any tips they can hint at (as opposed to gu...

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by MCTSET
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 150179

Re: DY about to go bust?

are DY in an immediate liquidity crisis right now?

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by MCTSET
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse
Replies: 45
Views: 11195

Re: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse

The lessor to park them. In the current environment it is very unlikely that any airline will take additional capacity into its fleet. Rather reverse: they will try to do their utmost to shrink fleets to expected mid- and long-term demands. Will be a tough year for wet-lease operators. What do you ...

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by MCTSET
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 834
Views: 125029

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

What is going to happen to there aircraft, the Q400, there is going to be a lot of them released onto the market, doubt they can be absorbed quickly. I think the embraces will probably go to US market mainly and other places here and there that shouldn’t be too hard, the Q400 is the difficulty, thou...

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by MCTSET
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 150179

Re: DY about to go bust?

Summer season is really 2 months away, will they make it that far considering the damage Corona is doing right now, and their already tight cash flow doesn't help.

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by MCTSET
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 150179

Re: DY about to go bust?

Is there any chance that DY actually go bust this time, are they in a tight cash position? Well, at the moment they are offering 20% reduced fares, and another 4% off the price if you pay by money transfer rather than by creditcard. To me that sounds like a rather desperate measure to tighten their...

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by MCTSET
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 150179

Re: DY about to go bust?

Is there any chance that DY actually go bust this time, are they in a tight cash position?

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by MCTSET
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 150179

Re: DY about to go bust?

So many vultures here, just waiting for DY to go bust. I've said before: I can't get to grips with the hatred that this airline elicits in some a.nutters..... It's a bit like Ryanair; they've engaged in questionable, borderline illegal practices, that have propelled the race to the bottom for labou...

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by MCTSET
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 19010

Re: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights

This may possibly lead to QR remaining as a one world member, only problem now is Qantas.

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by MCTSET
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 19198

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread

Any over/under on how many months till Qatar invests in the newest Oneworld member Alaska Airlines? QR seems to have a taste for Oneworld investments. QR investments generally* are in airlines that are established, well run and profitable, it is a lower risk game but you have to pay a premium for t...

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by MCTSET
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

In other news, Wizz Air's Skavsta-Kutaisi which was supposed to be launched on July 1st 2020 has been removed from the system. Have they changed their mind about it? Sweden has seen a lot of cuts recently so I wouldn't be surprised. Maybe it’s the increased costs and pressures of operating out of S...

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by MCTSET
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

In other news, Wizz Air's Skavsta-Kutaisi which was supposed to be launched on July 1st 2020 has been removed from the system. Have they changed their mind about it? Sweden has seen a lot of cuts recently so I wouldn't be surprised. Maybe it’s the increased costs and pressures of operating out of S...

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by MCTSET
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

So is that just bad performance from the route, which surprises me how can they not fill a 320 from London, to a city like Prague?? Maybe they need the plane elsewhere? From what I've seen they have daily flights in May. Also they closed their Prague base a while ago so they don't seem to be too su...

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by MCTSET
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Blerg wrote:
Starting from 01.06.2020 Wizz Air will be discontinuing Luton-Prague flights. Flights have already been removed from the system.



So is that just bad performance from the route, which surprises me how can they not fill a 320 from London, to a city like Prague??

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by MCTSET
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways ups its stake in IAG Airline Group
Replies: 14
Views: 2345

Re: Qatar Airways ups its stake in IAG Airline Group

Qatar Airways has bought a $600 million stake in British Airways-owner IAG (ICAG.L) to increase its holding to 25.1%. Qatar Airways ups holding in BA-owner IAG to 25.1% with new $600 million stake https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iag-qatar-stake/qatar-airways-ups-holding-in-ba-owner-iag-to-25-1-w...

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by MCTSET
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Algerian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 1785

Re: Algerian Aviation Thread - 2020

A330Inter wrote:
Is Algeria-France open sky? What are the limitations?
Great for the passengers that Aigle Azur capacity is replaced, some of the routes I believe were operated in the past by AF (MRS-ALG comes to mind)


If it was it would have to be with the whole of Europe

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by MCTSET
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 19198

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread

So is QR cargo going to be an all 777F airline, will be really interesting a lot like aerologic.

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by MCTSET
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 19198

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread

What will happen to the LATAM aircraft used by Qatar, are they the aircraft that will be transferred to delta?

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by MCTSET
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28966

Re: IG (Air Italy) winding up?

they will ask for public money - what a new thing to do, right? prepare yourself for endless speculation on who will buy IG between LH and DL and other major airlines - the truth is, no one cares about an airline with 15 routes of which 16 are in a loss... But why would anyone want to buy them? I m...

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by MCTSET
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28367

Re: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's

marcogr12 wrote:
The red-silver livery is much more attractive


Are they operating both liveries concurrently or are they transitioning from one to the other?

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by MCTSET
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 19198

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread

QR says it seeks to double its stake in LATAM Qatar Airways CEO says interested in increasing stake in LATAM to 20% https://www.reuters.com/article/qatar-aviation-qatar-airways-ma/qatar-airways-ceo-says-interested-in-increasing-stake-in-latam-to-20-idUSB2N28L02I Huge news right there, I knew the ne...

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by MCTSET
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 19198

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread

SEQU wrote:
For its ability to always be in the news, this sure has been a slow response to your original post. Waiting to see some news!



Very true thought there would be more activity on this, both good and bad. :blockhead:

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by MCTSET
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 19198

Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread

Welcome to the Qatar airways news and discussion thread I decided to open this as I saw many other interesting threads about other airlines and I thought Qatar Airways would be perfect for its phenomenal ability to always be in the news. I would be this thread discussing Qatar is currently negotiati...

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by MCTSET
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Withdrawing from FRA?
Replies: 29
Views: 3809

Re: Wizz Air Withdrawing from FRA?

Yes, ending OSL and SVG from LTN (other Norway flights continue). Either not profitable, or an expectation of greater profitability elsewhere. Plenty of reports of relatively empty flight with bargain fares. From my perspective, Wizz Air do a lot right but they probably could aim for more tradition...

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by MCTSET
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Withdrawing from FRA?
Replies: 29
Views: 3809

Re: Wizz Air Withdrawing from FRA?

I am not sure we need another Wizz Air thread when the forum policy appears to be for centralised discussions (not that I agree with it, since I think separate threads make for wider discussion with more participants). This is interesting in the context of the opening of the FRA LCC pier, which is ...

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by MCTSET
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Blerg wrote:
According to Aeronews' LinkedIn profile, Wizz Air has submitted a request to operate Warsaw-Baku flights.



Must have pretty good performance on Budapest-Baku. Always wondered how it could be considering Azerbaijan is no EU.

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by MCTSET
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Blerg wrote:
holczakker wrote:


Anyone know why? Aren't they making money from Wizz Air profits?


Really surprised me as well. Maybe to do with EU rules?

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by MCTSET
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 399
Views: 56685

Re: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Just a quick question, what is the maximum seat capacity (all economy sardine tin config) the A320neo can hold?

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by MCTSET
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

W6 new routes from Sofia: Billund 2x per week and London Gatwick daily in the summer period. They have also announced Luton to Tenerife increasing to daily in the summer from 3x per week and Luton to Gran Canaria 3x in the summer. (Looks as if they are capitalising on Thomas cooks disappearance fro...

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by MCTSET
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

W6 new routes from Sofia: Billund 2x per week and London Gatwick daily in the summer period. They have also announced Luton to Tenerife increasing to daily in the summer from 3x per week and Luton to Gran Canaria 3x in the summer. (Looks as if they are capitalising on Thomas cooks disappearance from...

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by MCTSET
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Wizz Q3 is out. Profits are up compared to last year where they lost money and they have also increased full year guidance, the most impressive thing is 5.6% dip ex-CASK, that is insane, is it the 321neo? If so they must sure be happy to have 200 on order. https://wizzair.com/static/docs/default-so...

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by MCTSET
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Wizz Q3 is out. Profits are up compared to last year where they lost money and they have also increased full year guidance, the most impressive thing is 5.6% dip ex-CASK, that is insane, is it the 321neo? If so they must sure be happy to have 200 on order.

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by MCTSET
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

OTP - HAJ, CLJ - ATH, CLJ - MLA, CLJ - CGN are all gone from S20. CLJ - DWC is suspended between mid-June and mid-Sept. DWC makes sense less demand in the summer when it’s super hot, but the others are quite surprising I thought CLJ was one of their stronger bases, CGN also makes sense if the opera...

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by MCTSET
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28367

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

Also what is jet2 latest livery the grey and red one or the blue and white? Much prefer the red and grey.

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by MCTSET
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28367

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

Some one please explain to me Jet2 fleet strategy? I am getting the feeling from what I have read here is they prefer to purchase aircraft at a cheaper rate, be it through old age or end of line deals and keep it moving until the very last day. If so that is a really interesting strategy much differ...

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by MCTSET
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted Airport expansion rejected
Replies: 7
Views: 2331

Re: London Stansted Airport expansion rejected

It stated that they currently run at 28 million and they have already been approved to expand to 35 million. It is the 43 million passengers expansion that has been rejected or am I wrong?

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by MCTSET
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to reduce 787 production to 10 aircraft per month in 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 22170

Re: Boeing considering another 787 production cut

Boeing thought they were slick announcing this on the supposed 777x first flight day, hoping the stock would be defended by the test flight.

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by MCTSET
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

W6 will fly Budapest to Santander twice a week from June 2nd.

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by MCTSET
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125552

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Update of the base list: Budapest 13 (14 from 06/20) Bucharest 11 (12 from 06/20, 13 from 07/20) London Luton 10 Warsaw 8 (9 from 06/20) Katowice 6 Cluj Napoca 7 Gdansk 7 (8 from 07/20) Vienna 7 ( 9 from 07/20) Sofia 6 Skopje 5 Kyiv 4 Kutaisi 3 (4 from 07/20?, 5 from 12/20?) Chisinau 3 Cracow 3 (4 ...

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