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airlinenavigato wrote:Do you think Wizz gonna open up a base in Ürümqi or continues to fly from AUH via Ürümqi to other Chinese destinations?
Kraków (although they fly to KTW)
Riga (surprisingly nobody flies RIX-AUH)
Sarajevo (massive Gulf market; although served by Air Arabia)
Tuzla (majority Muslim population, unserved to the Middle East)
leftcoast8 wrote:And, considering neither W6 nor 5W have direct flights to Pakistan yet (a few months ago W6 announced plans for a BUD-ISB route, but I'll believe it when I see it), it would have to be a codeshare with Etihad, PIA or Airblue.
Or would it be unnecessary since Heathrow and Gatwick are close enough to Luton (and MAN is close enough to Bradford)?
leftcoast8 wrote:Since the A32Xneo can easily reach northern England from AUH (Norwegian managed OSL-DXB with a 737-800)
PatrickZ80 wrote:In fact, they don't even sell transfers. If people want to make a connection on Wizzair, their only option is to self-transfer where Wizz takes no responsibility for missed flights.
airlinenavigato wrote:leftcoast8 wrote:Since the A32Xneo can easily reach northern England from AUH (Norwegian managed OSL-DXB with a 737-800)
Was is bookable for 189 passengers without bag restrictions or high bag fees? And was it without a fuel stop, even when is was forbidden to fly over a Middle Eastern country? Currently planes do not overfly Syria.
myki wrote:Aside from the fact that any new destination in South Asia means setting up new stations (which is doable of course), the fact that the UAE isn't allowing flights from India, Sri Lanka, etc. currently and continue to extend the ban may have something to do with not announcing anything there for the moment.
myki wrote:EY dropped a few routes in to India, would be good for 5W to jump in there (as long as the bilateral rights are there) for GOI, JAI, LKO and CCU as a point of difference and anywhere else EY doesn't land.
myki wrote:Aside from there, I'd imagine SSH and ZNZ would be popular too (based on gut feel and zero evidence haha).
airlinenavigato wrote:That fits with Ryanair. Their longest flight was LPA-NYO with 2285 nmi.
PatrickZ80 wrote:For longer distances you can always transfer somewhere halfway.
airlinenavigato wrote:PatrickZ80 wrote:For longer distances you can always transfer somewhere halfway.
Just for passengers a direct 6:30h flight would be easier.
In 2023 Wizz gonna introduce long routes with XLR. The air fares will be of course higher than the current air fares. So the customers get used to somewhat higher prices on longer routes. I can imagine that then Wizz gonna fly from AUH to Prague and Northern Italy – with an A321neo and different pilots for both sections.
Because for non-stop flights between Prague/Northern Italy and the UAE there is no real low-cost competition. Only Pegasus one-stop one-way for 100€ on some days.
airlinenavigato wrote:The renamed Indian GoFirst airline wants to become an ULCC. And they offer protected 1-stop flights between India and South Eastern Asia.
Jutlander wrote:Right now G8 charges AED 1060 for a one-way AUH-DEL, EY only charges AED 180. G8 is nearly 6 times as expensive as EY on the same route, they got to learn that those high fares don't get them any sales. They'll just fly empty planes while everybody flies EY.
Jutlander wrote:Also G8 offers checked baggage and large hand luggage for free. If they want to become an ULCC they got to change that, free luggage eats too much into the revenue which is why the fare is so high.
myki wrote:3L have just announced two destinations in Pakistan (AUH - LYP/MUX), perhaps we might see 5W do the same soon? I would think though they would wait until flights are totally open between UAE and Pakistan before adding. Just a thought, based on zero fact!
myki wrote:What's the thoughts on hitting up the Persian Gulf cities, the likes of AMM, BAH, DOH, etc. Yes, a new station to open rather than an existing one, however could then be used as new stations for flights run by Wizz Air Hungary.
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