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WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES A NEW BASE IN KRAKOW

NOV 21, 2018, 10:00

2 NEW AIRCRAFT AND 12 NEW ROUTES IN 2019


Wizz Air, Europe's fastest growing airline announced today its 26 base in Krakow. The airline will base 2 Airbus A321 aircraft at Krakow airport in May and September 2019. Along with the establishment of the new base, Wizz Air announced twelve new services to nine countries from Krakow starting from April 2019. Tickets for the new routes can already be booked on wizzair.com or on the airline’s app from as low as PLN 39 / EUR 19.99*

Krakow will become Wizz Air’s 26 base and its newest base in Poland next to Warsaw, Katowice, Gdansk and Wroclaw. As part of WIZZ’s expansion, the airline will continue to increase its operations in Poland to provide Polish customers with ever more travel opportunities. The base establishment in Krakow represents a $240 million** investment by WIZZ in Poland and creates 80 new direct jobs with the airline and over 140 jobs in associated industries***. The 2 new Airbus A321 aircraft will support the operations of twelve new routes, long-awaited by Krakow travellers services to London, Kyiv, Bari, Catania, Larnaca, Nice, Turku, Billund, Doncaster, Kharkiv, Oslo and Kutaisi

Wizz Air will start recruiting young and ambitious candidates for its new base. Crew recruitment days will be held on 7, 17 and 26 January 2019 in Krakow. For further information please visit https://wizzair.com/pl-pl/informacje-i-uslugi/career/cabin-crew-flight-attendant/#/

With this announcement WIZZ now offers 188,000 seats on its 12 routes from Krakowwhile in total more than 11 million seats on 166 services to and from Poland in 2019, as it aims to create more opportunities for Polish travellers and their visitors to enjoy low fares and outstanding travel experience. 

WIZZ has a great number of innovative products and services enabling its passengers to best customize their journeys, all of which can be booked through Wizz Air’s easy-to-use app and website. Among the airline’s latest developments, customers can choose the Flexible Travel Partner service, whenever they want to create a new reservation without including all passengers’ names at the time of booking or secure the best fare for a period of 48 hours by selecting the Fare Lock product.

Speaking at the press conference in Krakow, Stephen JonesExecutive Vice President and Deputy CEO at Wizz Air said: ”Today’s announcement underlines our commitment to Poland, our first market where we have launched operations back in 2004. We chose Krakow to be our newest base in Poland as we see the potential and the demand for low cost travel in this city which is one of the most popular tourist destinations as well as a rapidly developing business hub. Our newest base opens on 1 May 2019, with 80 new jobs directly with Wizz Air and starting next year we will offer 12 new and exciting routes. We are sure that our Polish customers will love the convenient schedule of our flights, the easy online booking system at wizzair.com and the wide selection of options to tailor-make the travel experience to each traveller’s needs. Our continuous growth in Poland further strengthens Wizz Air’s commitment to the country, the city and the airport of Krakow, as well as stimulate the tourism and hospitality industries in Poland.” 


WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM KRAKOW

Destination

Days

Starts

Fares from

LONDON LUTON, UK

Twice daily

April 4, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99/GBP 17.99

KYIV-ZHULYANY, UKRAINE

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

April 4, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99/UAH 609

NICE, FRANCE

Wednesday, Sunday

May 1, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99 

TURKU, FINLAND

Wednesday, Sunday

May 1, 2019

PLN 39/EUR 9.99 

DONCASTER, UK

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

May 2, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99/GBP 17.99

BARI, ITALY

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

May 2, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99 

BILLUND, DENMARK

Monday, Friday

May 3, 2019

PLN 39 /EUR 9.99/DKK 79

CATANIA, ITALY

Monday, Friday 

(as of 16 September: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

May 3, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99

LARNACA, CYPRUS

Monday, Friday

September 16, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99

KHARKIV, UKRAINE

Monday, Friday

September 16, 2019

PLN 59/EUR 14.99/UAH 459

OSLO, NORWAY

Daily

September 16, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99/NOK 209 

KUTAISI, GEORGIA

Wednesday, Sunday

September 18, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99/GEL 56.99

 

Source:Wizz Air

 

 

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES A NEW BASE IN KRAKOW

NOV 21, 2018, 10:00

2 NEW AIRCRAFT AND 12 NEW ROUTES IN 2019


Wizz Air, Europe's fastest growing airline announced today its 26 base in Krakow. The airline will base 2 Airbus A321 aircraft at Krakow airport in May and September 2019. Along with the establishment of the new base, Wizz Air announced twelve new services to nine countries from Krakow starting from April 2019. Tickets for the new routes can already be booked on wizzair.com or on the airline’s app from as low as PLN 39 / EUR 19.99*

Krakow will become Wizz Air’s 26 base and its newest base in Poland next to Warsaw, Katowice, Gdansk and Wroclaw. As part of WIZZ’s expansion, the airline will continue to increase its operations in Poland to provide Polish customers with ever more travel opportunities. The base establishment in Krakow represents a $240 million** investment by WIZZ in Poland and creates 80 new direct jobs with the airline and over 140 jobs in associated industries***. The 2 new Airbus A321 aircraft will support the operations of twelve new routes, long-awaited by Krakow travellers services to London, Kyiv, Bari, Catania, Larnaca, Nice, Turku, Billund, Doncaster, Kharkiv, Oslo and Kutaisi

Wizz Air will start recruiting young and ambitious candidates for its new base. Crew recruitment days will be held on 7, 17 and 26 January 2019 in Krakow. For further information please visit https://wizzair.com/pl-pl/informacje-i-uslugi/career/cabin-crew-flight-attendant/#/

With this announcement WIZZ now offers 188,000 seats on its 12 routes from Krakowwhile in total more than 11 million seats on 166 services to and from Poland in 2019, as it aims to create more opportunities for Polish travellers and their visitors to enjoy low fares and outstanding travel experience. 

WIZZ has a great number of innovative products and services enabling its passengers to best customize their journeys, all of which can be booked through Wizz Air’s easy-to-use app and website. Among the airline’s latest developments, customers can choose the Flexible Travel Partner service, whenever they want to create a new reservation without including all passengers’ names at the time of booking or secure the best fare for a period of 48 hours by selecting the Fare Lock product.

Speaking at the press conference in Krakow, Stephen JonesExecutive Vice President and Deputy CEO at Wizz Air said: ”Today’s announcement underlines our commitment to Poland, our first market where we have launched operations back in 2004. We chose Krakow to be our newest base in Poland as we see the potential and the demand for low cost travel in this city which is one of the most popular tourist destinations as well as a rapidly developing business hub. Our newest base opens on 1 May 2019, with 80 new jobs directly with Wizz Air and starting next year we will offer 12 new and exciting routes. We are sure that our Polish customers will love the convenient schedule of our flights, the easy online booking system at wizzair.com and the wide selection of options to tailor-make the travel experience to each traveller’s needs. Our continuous growth in Poland further strengthens Wizz Air’s commitment to the country, the city and the airport of Krakow, as well as stimulate the tourism and hospitality industries in Poland.” 


WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM KRAKOW

Destination

Days

Starts

Fares from

LONDON LUTON, UK

Twice daily

April 4, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99/GBP 17.99

KYIV-ZHULYANY, UKRAINE

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

April 4, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99/UAH 609

NICE, FRANCE

Wednesday, Sunday

May 1, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99 

TURKU, FINLAND

Wednesday, Sunday

May 1, 2019

PLN 39/EUR 9.99 

DONCASTER, UK

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

May 2, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99/GBP 17.99

BARI, ITALY

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

May 2, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99 

BILLUND, DENMARK

Monday, Friday

May 3, 2019

PLN 39 /EUR 9.99/DKK 79

CATANIA, ITALY

Monday, Friday 

(as of 16 September: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

May 3, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99

LARNACA, CYPRUS

Monday, Friday

September 16, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99

KHARKIV, UKRAINE

Monday, Friday

September 16, 2019

PLN 59/EUR 14.99/UAH 459

OSLO, NORWAY

Daily

September 16, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99/NOK 209 

KUTAISI, GEORGIA

Wednesday, Sunday

September 18, 2019

PLN 89/EUR 19.99/GEL 56.99

 

Source:Wizz Air

 

 

WIZZ AIR HOLDINGS PLC – RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2018

RECORD PROFITS ON 20% PASSENGER GROWTH IN H1 SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASING UNIT REVENUE IN H2
FY NET PROFIT GUIDANCE LOWERED TO 
270M - 300M DUE TO HIGHER FUEL PRICES AND SUMMER DISRUPTIONS

 

RECORD H1 PROFIT AND STRONG BALANCE SHEET

  • -    Total revenue increased 20.0% to €1,379.1 million
    - Ticket revenues increased 25.3% to €858.6 million

  • -    Ancillary revenues grew 12.1% to €520.5 million.

  • -    Profit for the period was a record €292.2 million in H1, a yoy increase of 1.2%.

  • -    Profit for the second quarter was a record €242.3 million, yoy increase of 5.1%

  • -   Higher fuel prices has created an estimated €80 million cost headwind for the full year of which half is expected to be offset through cost and capacity discipline.

  • -   The lack of Easter traffic in FY19 is estimated at €20 million for the full year.

  • -  The closure of Wizz Tours will have a €5m negative impact on full year net profit.

  • -  Total cash at the end of September 2018 was €1,336.million, of which €1,156.9 million was free cash.

 

József Váradi, Wizz Air Chief Executive said:

Wizz Air’s unique combination of an industry-leading cost base and number one position in the growing CEE market makes us a structural winner. The arrival of game-changing, well-priced A321 NEO aircraft into our fleet in the fourth quarter, financed at very attractive levels, will enable Wizz Air to increase its cost advantage even further. We are delivering on our mission to be the undisputed cost leader among European LCCs, with market leading growth rates and one of the highest profit margins in the industry.

Our ultra-low cost business model provides a significant competitive advantage in an environment of higher fuel prices. As Wizz Air continues to drive its cost base even lower and profitably stimulate traffic, this advantage allows us to capture an even greater share of our market and extend our reach. We anticipate the capacity rationalisation resulting from this increased pressure on our competitors will result in a better yield environment.

On the back of the rising fuel price in the first half the Company has trimmed second half capacity growth to 14% (previously 18%) and as a result second half yields are responding well, tracking 7% higher than last year with load factors also higher.

The operating environment in the first half was particularly challenging for all European airlines with unprecedented disruptions caused by ATC strikes, slot constraints as well as heavily congested airports. These conditions also coincided with the Company’sramp up of our new UK airline, Wizz Air UK, and an extensive delivery program of 17 aircraft in 17 weeks. Our operations are now back on track with October and November KPIs ahead of last year.

We are starting to enjoy further cost improvements from our investment grade credit rated balance sheet with over €1.1 billion of free cash and the Company has recently signed letters of intent to finance 10 A321 NEO aircraft at rates significantly better thanthe Company’s previous best deals.

The encouraging revenue environment, robust demand and an improved operational performance combined with our relentless focus on costs will enable the Company to offset approximately half of the fuel headwind which is estimated at around €80 millionfor the full year and disruption costs. As a result our full year net profit guidance is lowered to a range of between €270m and€300m”.

Source: Wizz Air

WIZZ AIR HOLDINGS PLC – RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2018

RECORD PROFITS ON 20% PASSENGER GROWTH IN H1 SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASING UNIT REVENUE IN H2
FY NET PROFIT GUIDANCE LOWERED TO 
270M - 300M DUE TO HIGHER FUEL PRICES AND SUMMER DISRUPTIONS

 

RECORD H1 PROFIT AND STRONG BALANCE SHEET

  • -    Total revenue increased 20.0% to €1,379.1 million
    - Ticket revenues increased 25.3% to €858.6 million

  • -    Ancillary revenues grew 12.1% to €520.5 million.

  • -    Profit for the period was a record €292.2 million in H1, a yoy increase of 1.2%.

  • -    Profit for the second quarter was a record €242.3 million, yoy increase of 5.1%

  • -   Higher fuel prices has created an estimated €80 million cost headwind for the full year of which half is expected to be offset through cost and capacity discipline.

  • -   The lack of Easter traffic in FY19 is estimated at €20 million for the full year.

  • -  The closure of Wizz Tours will have a €5m negative impact on full year net profit.

  • -  Total cash at the end of September 2018 was €1,336.million, of which €1,156.9 million was free cash.

 

József Váradi, Wizz Air Chief Executive said:

Wizz Air’s unique combination of an industry-leading cost base and number one position in the growing CEE market makes us a structural winner. The arrival of game-changing, well-priced A321 NEO aircraft into our fleet in the fourth quarter, financed at very attractive levels, will enable Wizz Air to increase its cost advantage even further. We are delivering on our mission to be the undisputed cost leader among European LCCs, with market leading growth rates and one of the highest profit margins in the industry.

Our ultra-low cost business model provides a significant competitive advantage in an environment of higher fuel prices. As Wizz Air continues to drive its cost base even lower and profitably stimulate traffic, this advantage allows us to capture an even greater share of our market and extend our reach. We anticipate the capacity rationalisation resulting from this increased pressure on our competitors will result in a better yield environment.

On the back of the rising fuel price in the first half the Company has trimmed second half capacity growth to 14% (previously 18%) and as a result second half yields are responding well, tracking 7% higher than last year with load factors also higher.

The operating environment in the first half was particularly challenging for all European airlines with unprecedented disruptions caused by ATC strikes, slot constraints as well as heavily congested airports. These conditions also coincided with the Company’sramp up of our new UK airline, Wizz Air UK, and an extensive delivery program of 17 aircraft in 17 weeks. Our operations are now back on track with October and November KPIs ahead of last year.

We are starting to enjoy further cost improvements from our investment grade credit rated balance sheet with over €1.1 billion of free cash and the Company has recently signed letters of intent to finance 10 A321 NEO aircraft at rates significantly better thanthe Company’s previous best deals.

The encouraging revenue environment, robust demand and an improved operational performance combined with our relentless focus on costs will enable the Company to offset approximately half of the fuel headwind which is estimated at around €80 millionfor the full year and disruption costs. As a result our full year net profit guidance is lowered to a range of between €270m and€300m”.

Source: Wizz Air

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES MASSIVE EXPANSION IN DEBRECEN

SECOND BASED AIRCRAFT, SEVEN NEW ROUTES

 

Budapest, 14 May 2018: Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and the leading low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that it will double its Debrecen operations adding a second Airbus A320 aircraft at its local base in December 2018. At the same time, WIZZ will launch seven long-awaited routes from Debrecen to Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Basel (Switzerland), Doncaster/Sheffield (United Kingdom), Dortmund (Germany), Larnaca (Cyprus) and Malta. Together with the new connections, some of the most popular services from Debrecen to Tel Avivand Paris Beauvais, will have increased weekly frequencies - adding a total of 16 incremental flights to WIZZ’s 2019 schedule from Debrecen. Tickets are already available on wizzair.com from as low as HUF 2,990*.  

Wizz Air started its operations from Debrecen International Airport in 2012 and since then has continuously invested in its ever-growing network, always looking to bring more low-fare travel opportunities for its customers. Today’s announcement brings WIZZ’s investment in its Debrecen base to more than $200 million*and in 2019, by doubling its operations, the airline will offer almost 600,000 seats on 14 routes to 11 countries. The new aircraft will arrive in December 2018 and will support the service of seven new routes. Frequencies on WIZZ’s most popular services from Debrecen will be increased with the arrival of the new aircraft from 2 to 3 weekly flights to Tel Aviv and Paris Beauvais. Expanding its operations in 2018 to two modern aircraft, Wizz Air will have a local staff of more 70 direct employees, and the next recruitment session is already scheduled in May in Debrecen.

Since the beginning of 2018 over 97,000 passengers have already enjoyed WIZZ’s low fares, easy booking system and excellent on-board serviceto and from Debrecen,an increase of more than 24% compared to the same period of the previous year.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM DEBRECEN

 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Dortmund

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

15 December

HUF 2,990

Doncaster Sheffield

Thursday, Sunday

16 December

HUF 2,990

Basel

Thursday, Sunday

16 December

HUF 2,990

Barcelona

Monday, Friday

17 December

HUF 2,990

Larnaca

Wednesday, Sunday

31 March, 2019

HUF 5,990

Palma de Mallorca

Sunday

31 March, 2019

HUF 5,990

Malta

Monday, Friday

1 April, 2019

HUF 5,990

 

 

 

INCREASED FREQUENCIES FROM DEBRECEN  

 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Paris Beauvais

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

15 December 2018

Tel Aviv

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

15 December 2018

 

 

At the press conference in Budapest announcing the expansion, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said:“Wizz Air, Hungary’s number one airline, continues its strong growth and creates ever more opportunities for its travelers to discover Europe and beyond at the lowest fares. Today we announced new investments for our Debrecen base, by allocating the second aircraft Airbus A320 in December 2018, which will create new local jobs at Wizz Air. In addition, WIZZ network from Debrecen will be diversified with 7 long awaited routes to Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Malta and Cyprus. Our continuous growth in Debrecen further strengthens Wizz Air’s commitment to Hungary, the city and the airport of Debrecen, as well as stimulate the tourism and hospitality sectors in Hajdú-Bihar county.”

Dr. László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen added:"Debrecen Airport is of key importance for the city of Debrecen from both an economic development aspect and from a tourism point of view. Wizz Air has been contributing significantly to the status and utilization of the airport by launching commercial flights in 2012 and establishing a base in Debrecen. While in 2012, a mere 20,000 passengers were registered at Debrecen Airport, in 2017, 316 000 passengers chose Debrecen. We have reached a new milestone in the partnership of Wizz Air and the city by adding seven new destinations to the airline's Debrecen network. I am confident that our cooperation will continue to be successful in the future."

István Herdon, CEO of XANGA Group, the operator of Debrecen Airport said:„On behalf of Debrecen Airport, we are delighted to welcome the addition of a new based aircraft to Wizz Air's fleet in Debrecen. This is a significant milestone, enabling us to become the market leader among regional airports both in terms of passenger turnover and available destinations. For passengers from Eastern Hungary as well as beyond our borders from Transcarpathia, Partium or Eastern Slovakia, there is now a wider selection of destinations available from Debrecen Airport, and easier access to a number of attractive destinations in the EU, Russia and Israel. With regard to incoming tourism, we expect continuing massive growth in Debrecen as well as the Eastern Hungarian region boasting a rich offer of wellness, recreational and cultural activities."

-END-

*One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

**http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/01/airbus-2018-price-list-press-release.html#media-list-document-document-all_ml_0

*** Airports Council International (ACI) suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

 

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 96 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 600 routes from 27 bases, connecting 141 destinations across 44 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of more than 4,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 30 million passengers in the past rolling 12 month-period. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2017 - European Airline of the Year by Aviation 100, a renowned annual publication that recognizes the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry. www.wizzair.com

 

 

For more information:

András Radó                                                       Balázs Lövenberg 

Wizz Air Group                                                   WS Hungary

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Follow us on Twitter: @wizzair

 

Source: Wizz Air

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES MASSIVE EXPANSION IN DEBRECEN

SECOND BASED AIRCRAFT, SEVEN NEW ROUTES

 

Budapest, 14 May 2018: Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and the leading low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that it will double its Debrecen operations adding asecond Airbus A320 aircraftat its local base in December 2018. At the same time, WIZZ will launch seven long-awaited routes from Debrecen to Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Basel (Switzerland), Doncaster/Sheffield (United Kingdom), Dortmund (Germany), Larnaca (Cyprus) and Malta. Together with the new connections, some of the most popular services from Debrecen to Tel Avivand Paris Beauvais, will have increased weekly frequencies - adding a total of 16 incremental flights to WIZZ’s 2019 schedule from Debrecen. Tickets are already available on wizzair.com from as low as HUF 2,990*.  

Wizz Air started its operations from Debrecen International Airport in 2012 and since then has continuously invested in its ever-growing network, always looking to bring more low-fare travel opportunities for its customers. Today’s announcement brings WIZZ’s investment in its Debrecen base to more than $200 million*and in 2019, by doubling its operations, the airline will offer almost 600,000 seats on 14 routes to 11 countries. The new aircraft will arrive in December 2018 and will support the service of seven new routes. Frequencies on WIZZ’s most popular services from Debrecen will be increased with the arrival of the new aircraft from 2 to 3 weekly flights to Tel Aviv and Paris Beauvais. Expanding its operations in 2018 to two modern aircraft, Wizz Air will have a local staff of more 70 direct employees, and the next recruitment session is already scheduled in May in Debrecen.

Since the beginning of 2018 over 97,000 passengers have already enjoyed WIZZ’s low fares, easy booking system and excellent on-board serviceto and from Debrecen,an increase of more than 24% compared to the same period of the previous year.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM DEBRECEN

 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Dortmund

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

15 December

HUF 2,990

Doncaster Sheffield

Thursday, Sunday

16 December

HUF 2,990

Basel

Thursday, Sunday

16 December

HUF 2,990

Barcelona

Monday, Friday

17 December

HUF 2,990

Larnaca

Wednesday, Sunday

31 March, 2019

HUF 5,990

Palma de Mallorca

Sunday

31 March, 2019

HUF 5,990

Malta

Monday, Friday

1 April, 2019

HUF 5,990

 

 

 

INCREASED FREQUENCIES FROM DEBRECEN  

 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Paris Beauvais

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

15 December 2018

Tel Aviv

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

15 December 2018

 

 

At the press conference in Budapest announcing the expansion, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said:“Wizz Air, Hungary’s number one airline, continues its strong growth and creates ever more opportunities for its travelers to discover Europe and beyond at the lowest fares. Today we announced new investments for our Debrecen base, by allocating the second aircraft Airbus A320 in December 2018, which will create new local jobs at Wizz Air. In addition, WIZZ network from Debrecen will be diversified with 7 long awaited routes to Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Malta and Cyprus. Our continuous growth in Debrecen further strengthens Wizz Air’s commitment to Hungary, the city and the airport of Debrecen, as well as stimulate the tourism and hospitality sectors in Hajdú-Bihar county.”

Dr. László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen added:"Debrecen Airport is of key importance for the city of Debrecen from both an economic development aspect and from a tourism point of view. Wizz Air has been contributing significantly to the status and utilization of the airport by launching commercial flights in 2012 and establishing a base in Debrecen. While in 2012, a mere 20,000 passengers were registered at Debrecen Airport, in 2017, 316 000 passengers chose Debrecen. We have reached a new milestone in the partnership of Wizz Air and the city by adding seven new destinations to the airline's Debrecen network. I am confident that our cooperation will continue to be successful in the future."

István Herdon, CEO of XANGA Group, the operator of Debrecen Airport said:„On behalf of Debrecen Airport, we are delighted to welcome the addition of a new based aircraft to Wizz Air's fleet in Debrecen. This is a significant milestone, enabling us to become the market leader among regional airports both in terms of passenger turnover and available destinations. For passengers from Eastern Hungary as well as beyond our borders from Transcarpathia, Partium or Eastern Slovakia, there is now a wider selection of destinations available from Debrecen Airport, and easier access to a number of attractive destinations in the EU, Russia and Israel. With regard to incoming tourism, we expect continuing massive growth in Debrecen as well as the Eastern Hungarian region boasting a rich offer of wellness, recreational and cultural activities."

-END-

*One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

**http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/01/airbus-2018-price-list-press-release.html#media-list-document-document-all_ml_0

*** Airports Council International (ACI) suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

 

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 96 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 600 routes from 27 bases, connecting 141 destinations across 44 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of more than 4,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 30 million passengers in the past rolling 12 month-period. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2017 - European Airline of the Year by Aviation 100, a renowned annual publication that recognizes the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry. www.wizzair.com

 

 

For more information:

András Radó                                                       Balázs Lövenberg 

Wizz Air Group                                                   WS Hungary

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                            + 36 1 920 24 06

                                                                             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Follow us on Twitter: @wizzair

 

Source: Wizz Air

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES MASSIVE EXPANSION IN DEBRECEN

SECOND BASED AIRCRAFT, SEVEN NEW ROUTES

 

Budapest, 14 May 2018: Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and the leading low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that it will double its Debrecen operations adding asecond Airbus A320 aircraftat its local base in December 2018. At the same time, WIZZ will launch seven long-awaited routes from Debrecen to Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Basel (Switzerland), Doncaster/Sheffield (United Kingdom), Dortmund (Germany), Larnaca (Cyprus) and Malta. Together with the new connections, some of the most popular services from Debrecen to Tel Avivand Paris Beauvais, will have increased weekly frequencies - adding a total of 16 incremental flights to WIZZ’s 2019 schedule from Debrecen. Tickets are already available on wizzair.com from as low as HUF 2,990*.  

Wizz Air started its operations from Debrecen International Airport in 2012 and since then has continuously invested in its ever-growing network, always looking to bring more low-fare travel opportunities for its customers. Today’s announcement brings WIZZ’s investment in its Debrecen base to more than $200 million*and in 2019, by doubling its operations, the airline will offer almost 600,000 seats on 14 routes to 11 countries. The new aircraft will arrive in December 2018 and will support the service of seven new routes. Frequencies on WIZZ’s most popular services from Debrecen will be increased with the arrival of the new aircraft from 2 to 3 weekly flights to Tel Aviv and Paris Beauvais. Expanding its operations in 2018 to two modern aircraft, Wizz Air will have a local staff of more 70 direct employees, and the next recruitment session is already scheduled in May in Debrecen.

Since the beginning of 2018 over 97,000 passengers have already enjoyed WIZZ’s low fares, easy booking system and excellent on-board serviceto and from Debrecen,an increase of more than 24% compared to the same period of the previous year.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM DEBRECEN

 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Dortmund

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

15 December

HUF 2,990

Doncaster Sheffield

Thursday, Sunday

16 December

HUF 2,990

Basel

Thursday, Sunday

16 December

HUF 2,990

Barcelona

Monday, Friday

17 December

HUF 2,990

Larnaca

Wednesday, Sunday

31 March, 2019

HUF 5,990

Palma de Mallorca

Sunday

31 March, 2019

HUF 5,990

Malta

Monday, Friday

1 April, 2019

HUF 5,990

 

 

 

INCREASED FREQUENCIES FROM DEBRECEN  

 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Paris Beauvais

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

15 December 2018

Tel Aviv

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

15 December 2018

 

 

At the press conference in Budapest announcing the expansion, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said:“Wizz Air, Hungary’s number one airline, continues its strong growth and creates ever more opportunities for its travelers to discover Europe and beyond at the lowest fares. Today we announced new investments for our Debrecen base, by allocating the second aircraft Airbus A320 in December 2018, which will create new local jobs at Wizz Air. In addition, WIZZ network from Debrecen will be diversified with 7 long awaited routes to Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Malta and Cyprus. Our continuous growth in Debrecen further strengthens Wizz Air’s commitment to Hungary, the city and the airport of Debrecen, as well as stimulate the tourism and hospitality sectors in Hajdú-Bihar county.”

Dr. László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen added:"Debrecen Airport is of key importance for the city of Debrecen from both an economic development aspect and from a tourism point of view. Wizz Air has been contributing significantly to the status and utilization of the airport by launching commercial flights in 2012 and establishing a base in Debrecen. While in 2012, a mere 20,000 passengers were registered at Debrecen Airport, in 2017, 316 000 passengers chose Debrecen. We have reached a new milestone in the partnership of Wizz Air and the city by adding seven new destinations to the airline's Debrecen network. I am confident that our cooperation will continue to be successful in the future."

István Herdon, CEO of XANGA Group, the operator of Debrecen Airport said:„On behalf of Debrecen Airport, we are delighted to welcome the addition of a new based aircraft to Wizz Air's fleet in Debrecen. This is a significant milestone, enabling us to become the market leader among regional airports both in terms of passenger turnover and available destinations. For passengers from Eastern Hungary as well as beyond our borders from Transcarpathia, Partium or Eastern Slovakia, there is now a wider selection of destinations available from Debrecen Airport, and easier access to a number of attractive destinations in the EU, Russia and Israel. With regard to incoming tourism, we expect continuing massive growth in Debrecen as well as the Eastern Hungarian region boasting a rich offer of wellness, recreational and cultural activities."

-END-

*One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

**http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/01/airbus-2018-price-list-press-release.html#media-list-document-document-all_ml_0

*** Airports Council International (ACI) suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

 

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 96 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 600 routes from 27 bases, connecting 141 destinations across 44 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of more than 4,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 30 million passengers in the past rolling 12 month-period. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2017 - European Airline of the Year by Aviation 100, a renowned annual publication that recognizes the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry. www.wizzair.com

 

 

For more information:

András Radó                                                       Balázs Lövenberg 

Wizz Air Group                                                   WS Hungary

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Follow us on Twitter: @wizzair

 

Source: Wizz Air

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES MASSIVE EXPANSION IN DEBRECEN

SECOND BASED AIRCRAFT, SEVEN NEW ROUTES

 

Budapest, 14 May 2018: Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and the leading low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that it will double its Debrecen operations adding asecond Airbus A320 aircraftat its local base in December 2018. At the same time, WIZZ will launch seven long-awaited routes from Debrecen to Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Basel (Switzerland), Doncaster/Sheffield (United Kingdom), Dortmund (Germany), Larnaca (Cyprus) and Malta. Together with the new connections, some of the most popular services from Debrecen to Tel Avivand Paris Beauvais, will have increased weekly frequencies - adding a total of 16 incremental flights to WIZZ’s 2019 schedule from Debrecen. Tickets are already available on wizzair.com from as low as HUF 2,990*.  

Wizz Air started its operations from Debrecen International Airport in 2012 and since then has continuously invested in its ever-growing network, always looking to bring more low-fare travel opportunities for its customers. Today’s announcement brings WIZZ’s investment in its Debrecen base to more than $200 million*and in 2019, by doubling its operations, the airline will offer almost 600,000 seats on 14 routes to 11 countries. The new aircraft will arrive in December 2018 and will support the service of seven new routes. Frequencies on WIZZ’s most popular services from Debrecen will be increased with the arrival of the new aircraft from 2 to 3 weekly flights to Tel Aviv and Paris Beauvais. Expanding its operations in 2018 to two modern aircraft, Wizz Air will have a local staff of more 70 direct employees, and the next recruitment session is already scheduled in May in Debrecen.

Since the beginning of 2018 over 97,000 passengers have already enjoyed WIZZ’s low fares, easy booking system and excellent on-board serviceto and from Debrecen,an increase of more than 24% compared to the same period of the previous year.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM DEBRECEN

 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Dortmund

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

15 December

HUF 2,990

Doncaster Sheffield

Thursday, Sunday

16 December

HUF 2,990

Basel

Thursday, Sunday

16 December

HUF 2,990

Barcelona

Monday, Friday

17 December

HUF 2,990

Larnaca

Wednesday, Sunday

31 March, 2019

HUF 5,990

Palma de Mallorca

Sunday

31 March, 2019

HUF 5,990

Malta

Monday, Friday

1 April, 2019

HUF 5,990

 

 

 

INCREASED FREQUENCIES FROM DEBRECEN  

 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Paris Beauvais

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

15 December 2018

Tel Aviv

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

15 December 2018

 

 

At the press conference in Budapest announcing the expansion, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said:“Wizz Air, Hungary’s number one airline, continues its strong growth and creates ever more opportunities for its travelers to discover Europe and beyond at the lowest fares. Today we announced new investments for our Debrecen base, by allocating the second aircraft Airbus A320 in December 2018, which will create new local jobs at Wizz Air. In addition, WIZZ network from Debrecen will be diversified with 7 long awaited routes to Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Malta and Cyprus. Our continuous growth in Debrecen further strengthens Wizz Air’s commitment to Hungary, the city and the airport of Debrecen, as well as stimulate the tourism and hospitality sectors in Hajdú-Bihar county.”

Dr. László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen added:"Debrecen Airport is of key importance for the city of Debrecen from both an economic development aspect and from a tourism point of view. Wizz Air has been contributing significantly to the status and utilization of the airport by launching commercial flights in 2012 and establishing a base in Debrecen. While in 2012, a mere 20,000 passengers were registered at Debrecen Airport, in 2017, 316 000 passengers chose Debrecen. We have reached a new milestone in the partnership of Wizz Air and the city by adding seven new destinations to the airline's Debrecen network. I am confident that our cooperation will continue to be successful in the future."

István Herdon, CEO of XANGA Group, the operator of Debrecen Airport said:„On behalf of Debrecen Airport, we are delighted to welcome the addition of a new based aircraft to Wizz Air's fleet in Debrecen. This is a significant milestone, enabling us to become the market leader among regional airports both in terms of passenger turnover and available destinations. For passengers from Eastern Hungary as well as beyond our borders from Transcarpathia, Partium or Eastern Slovakia, there is now a wider selection of destinations available from Debrecen Airport, and easier access to a number of attractive destinations in the EU, Russia and Israel. With regard to incoming tourism, we expect continuing massive growth in Debrecen as well as the Eastern Hungarian region boasting a rich offer of wellness, recreational and cultural activities."

-END-

*One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

**http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/01/airbus-2018-price-list-press-release.html#media-list-document-document-all_ml_0

*** Airports Council International (ACI) suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

 

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 96 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 600 routes from 27 bases, connecting 141 destinations across 44 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of more than 4,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 30 million passengers in the past rolling 12 month-period. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2017 - European Airline of the Year by Aviation 100, a renowned annual publication that recognizes the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry. www.wizzair.com

 

 

For more information:

András Radó                                                       Balázs Lövenberg 

Wizz Air Group                                                   WS Hungary

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Follow us on Twitter: @wizzair

 

Source: Wizz Air

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES MASSIVE EXPANSION IN DEBRECEN

SECOND BASED AIRCRAFT, SEVEN NEW ROUTES

 

Budapest, 14 May 2018: Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and the leading low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that it will double its Debrecen operations adding asecond Airbus A320 aircraftat its local base in December 2018. At the same time, WIZZ will launch seven long-awaited routes from Debrecen to Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Basel (Switzerland), Doncaster/Sheffield (United Kingdom), Dortmund (Germany), Larnaca (Cyprus) and Malta. Together with the new connections, some of the most popular services from Debrecen to Tel Avivand Paris Beauvais, will have increased weekly frequencies - adding a total of 16 incremental flights to WIZZ’s 2019 schedule from Debrecen. Tickets are already available on wizzair.com from as low as HUF 2,990*.  

Wizz Air started its operations from Debrecen International Airport in 2012 and since then has continuously invested in its ever-growing network, always looking to bring more low-fare travel opportunities for its customers. Today’s announcement brings WIZZ’s investment in its Debrecen base to more than $200 million*and in 2019, by doubling its operations, the airline will offer almost 600,000 seats on 14 routes to 11 countries. The new aircraft will arrive in December 2018 and will support the service of seven new routes. Frequencies on WIZZ’s most popular services from Debrecen will be increased with the arrival of the new aircraft from 2 to 3 weekly flights to Tel Aviv and Paris Beauvais. Expanding its operations in 2018 to two modern aircraft, Wizz Air will have a local staff of more 70 direct employees, and the next recruitment session is already scheduled in May in Debrecen.

Since the beginning of 2018 over 97,000 passengers have already enjoyed WIZZ’s low fares, easy booking system and excellent on-board serviceto and from Debrecen,an increase of more than 24% compared to the same period of the previous year.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM DEBRECEN

 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Dortmund

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

15 December

HUF 2,990

Doncaster Sheffield

Thursday, Sunday

16 December

HUF 2,990

Basel

Thursday, Sunday

16 December

HUF 2,990

Barcelona

Monday, Friday

17 December

HUF 2,990

Larnaca

Wednesday, Sunday

31 March, 2019

HUF 5,990

Palma de Mallorca

Sunday

31 March, 2019

HUF 5,990

Malta

Monday, Friday

1 April, 2019

HUF 5,990

 

 

 

INCREASED FREQUENCIES FROM DEBRECEN  

 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Paris Beauvais

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

15 December 2018

Tel Aviv

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

15 December 2018

 

 

At the press conference in Budapest announcing the expansion, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said:“Wizz Air, Hungary’s number one airline, continues its strong growth and creates ever more opportunities for its travelers to discover Europe and beyond at the lowest fares. Today we announced new investments for our Debrecen base, by allocating the second aircraft Airbus A320 in December 2018, which will create new local jobs at Wizz Air. In addition, WIZZ network from Debrecen will be diversified with 7 long awaited routes to Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Malta and Cyprus. Our continuous growth in Debrecen further strengthens Wizz Air’s commitment to Hungary, the city and the airport of Debrecen, as well as stimulate the tourism and hospitality sectors in Hajdú-Bihar county.”

Dr. László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen added:"Debrecen Airport is of key importance for the city of Debrecen from both an economic development aspect and from a tourism point of view. Wizz Air has been contributing significantly to the status and utilization of the airport by launching commercial flights in 2012 and establishing a base in Debrecen. While in 2012, a mere 20,000 passengers were registered at Debrecen Airport, in 2017, 316 000 passengers chose Debrecen. We have reached a new milestone in the partnership of Wizz Air and the city by adding seven new destinations to the airline's Debrecen network. I am confident that our cooperation will continue to be successful in the future."

István Herdon, CEO of XANGA Group, the operator of Debrecen Airport said:„On behalf of Debrecen Airport, we are delighted to welcome the addition of a new based aircraft to Wizz Air's fleet in Debrecen. This is a significant milestone, enabling us to become the market leader among regional airports both in terms of passenger turnover and available destinations. For passengers from Eastern Hungary as well as beyond our borders from Transcarpathia, Partium or Eastern Slovakia, there is now a wider selection of destinations available from Debrecen Airport, and easier access to a number of attractive destinations in the EU, Russia and Israel. With regard to incoming tourism, we expect continuing massive growth in Debrecen as well as the Eastern Hungarian region boasting a rich offer of wellness, recreational and cultural activities."

-END-

*One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

**http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/01/airbus-2018-price-list-press-release.html#media-list-document-document-all_ml_0

*** Airports Council International (ACI) suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

 

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 96 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 600 routes from 27 bases, connecting 141 destinations across 44 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of more than 4,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 30 million passengers in the past rolling 12 month-period. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2017 - European Airline of the Year by Aviation 100, a renowned annual publication that recognizes the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry. www.wizzair.com

 

 

For more information:

András Radó                                                       Balázs Lövenberg 

Wizz Air Group                                                   WS Hungary

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Source: Wizz Air

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES AUSTRIAN BASE IN VIENNA WITH 3 BASED AIRCRAFT AND 17 NEW LOW-FARE ROUTES 

JAN 9, 2018, 11:10 AM

 Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, today announced that it would add Austria as the 44 country in its network, by establishing base operations at Vienna Airport. WIZZ will open its Austrian base with one Airbus A320 aircraft in June, which will be followed by the deployment of two additional Airbus A321 aircraft in November. This fast growth of Wizz Air’s Vienna base will see Wizz Air operate a total of 17 new routes from the Austrian capital in 2018.

The base establishment represents an investment by Wizz Air of $331 million* and 120 new direct jobs with the airline will be created. The airline’s operations will also contribute to the local economy, supporting jobs in the aviation, transportation, hospitality and tourism industries.

Providing an extensive offer to both business and leisure travelers, the newest WIZZ services will connect Vienna with Gdansk, Tuzla and Varna from April, with Bari, Malta, Rome, Valencia and Tel Aviv from June and with Billund, Bergen, Dortmund, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Nis, Ohrid, Tenerife and Thessaloniki from November. Seats on the routes are already on sale starting from EUR 19.99** on wizzair.com. 

In 2018 Wizz Air will offer 450,000 seats on sale on its Austrian routes, operating 69 weekly flights by the end of the year from Vienna Airport. By adding the Austrian capital to its ever growing route network, Wizz Air now connects 145 destinations across 44 countries, offering its customers very low fares and a friendly, quality customer experience onboard one of the youngest and most efficient fleets in Europe.

The recruitment of local crew for Wizz Air’s newest base has already started and the airline is organizing open days for all those interested in the sky-high career at WIZZ. The Open Days for WIZZ pilot recruitment will be held on 12 and 13 January from 9:00 AM at Roomz Hotel Vienna, (Paragonstrasse 1, 1110 Wien, Austria). Candidates are kindly requested to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration and more information. Details of the Cabin Crew Open Day will be published on WIZZ Cabin crew page in the following days.  

WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM VIENNA

Destination

Weekly Frequency

Starts

Fares From**

Bari

4

15 June

EUR 29.99

Bergen

4

25 November

EUR 29.99

Billund

4

16 November

EUR 19.99

Dortmund

7

25 November

EUR 19.99

Gdansk

4

27 April

EUR 19.99

Kutaisi

3

15 November

EUR 29.99

Larnaca

4

25 November

EUR 49.99

Malta

3 (4 from November)

14 June

EUR 29.99

Nis

3

15 November

EUR 19.99

Ohrid

3

15 November

EUR 19.99

Rome

7

14 June

EUR 29.99

Tel-Aviv

4 (7 from November)

15 June

EUR 49.99

Tuzla

3

27 April

EUR 19.99

Tenerife

3

27 November

EUR 49.99

Thessaloniki

3

15 November

EUR 29.99

Valencia

3 (4 from November)

14 June

EUR 29.99

Varna

2

28 April

EUR 29.99

József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer at Wizz Air, said: “Today, everything changes for Austrian travellers. For the first time, truly low fares arrive in Vienna.  Wizz Air’s Austrian customers now have the opportunity to travel from Vienna on an extensive network of routes to Europe and beyond at the lowest prices and experience Wizz Air’s great service onboard one of Europe’s youngest fleets.  The new routes will also allow Wizz Air’s customers from other countries to experience for themselves the beauty of Austria’s cities and mountains.  Our new colleagues in Vienna will have the opportunity to develop their careers with one of the fastest-growing airlines in Europe and our Vienna operation will also create and support additional jobs in the local aviation, transportation and hospitality industries. We are confident that our excellent value service and extensive route network will make Wizz Air the airline of choice for travellers to and from Austria.” 

Source: Wizz Air

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES ORDER FOR 146 AIRBUS A320neo FAMILY AIRCRAFT 

NOV 15, 2017, 09:00 AM

Provides fleet renewal and expansion to capitalize on growth opportunity and drive unit costs even lower


Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air” or “the Company”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today that, following a competitive selection process, it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus S.A.S. (“Airbus”) relating to the purchase of a further 146 Airbus A320neo family aircraft (72 A320neo and 74 A321neo). While deliveries will start in 2022, the bulk of the aircraft will be delivered in 2025 and 2026, following on from the delivery of the 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft ordered by Wizz Air in 2015. Under the memorandum of understanding Wizz Air has the right to substitute a number of the A320neo aircraft with the Airbus A321neo and vice versa, depending on its future requirements.

At current list prices, these additional aircraft are worth in excess of US$17.2 billion although discounts will be granted by Airbus. Completion of the order remains subject to approval by Wizz Air shareholders.    

“Once again, Airbus has delivered the best overall mix of aircraft, cost efficiency, support and price.  We are convinced that the Airbus A320neo and A321neo will be game-changer aircraft for Wizz Air, as we continue to grow at an industry-leading rate and expand our market reach across and beyond Europe,” said József Váradi, Wizz Air’s chief executive officer. “The next-step technology aircraft will enable us to continue to lower our operating costs as we drive towards our goal of Wizz Air being the lowest fare and lowest unit cost airline in Europe. Wizz Air will continue to stimulate demand for air travel in CEE and beyond by offering the lowest fares to our customers, while still delivering a great customer experience on-board one of the youngest fleets in Europe”.

This new order, if approved by Wizz Air’s shareholders, would bring Wizz Air’s outstanding orders with Airbus to 282 aircraft, including also 8 Airbus A320ceo and 18 Airbus A321ceo aircraft, deliveries of which will continue to early 2019, and 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft, deliveries of which are planned to start in 2019 and continue through to the end of 2024.

Source: wizzair.com

The CEE Aviation Conference 2017 will cover the latest industry news and updates, current technologies and future trends of the aviation sector. We also aim to analyze airline and airport business development strategies in the CEE region, all while providing business networking opportunities for guests, sponsors, speakers and the media.

Taking place 21-22 November in the Danubius Hotel Gellért in Budapest, Hungary, the conference features Great Speakers confirmed at the conference:

Mr Thomas Reynaert, Managing Director of Airlines for Europe A4E, Ms Anca Apahidean, Area Manager Eastern Europe, IATA, Mr Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport,  Mr Rafał Milczarski, CEO & President of the Management Board, LOT Polish Airlines, Mr Ralph Anker, Chief Analyst, ANKER REPORT

The CEE region is currently among the most dynamic regions in Europe. Its aviation industry is experiencing a rapid growth which follows the trend among Western European countries. Strong industrialization in the recent years along with more disposable income is driving the aviation sector on both corporate and recreational levels. Flag carriers are maintaining growth and are turning profitable due in part to lower oil prices. And so LCC carriers are set for exponential growth. Our aim is for the conference to be the Business Forum in the long run for the region’s industry leaders and in doing so,  to offer a strong networking opportunity to do business and to exchange best practices.

Several panels and presentations, case studies and best practice sessions will take place on 21-22 November. EU Commission, IATA, A4U and Europe and CEE’s prominent Airline and Airport Heads will discuss the latest trends and deliver their best practice models with the aim to take the CEE region to a next level. The 2017 CEE Aviation Annual Conference will provide a forum to reflect on the relationship between the internationalization through aviation and institutional responses to these important global challenges.

Conference subthemes include

·       NEW AVIATION STRATEGY FOR EUROPE

·       European Airspace Modernization, Routes to Prosperity

·       Market opportunities in the CEE region

·       HUB/Regional Airport challenges in the CEE region

·       CEE Aviation Update: How sustainable is the rapid expansion of services in the CEE? 

·       Smart Parking boost Ancillary Revenue

·       Green(er) Airport

For additional information and registration on the 2017 CEE AVIATION CONFERENCE please contact:

Mr. Laszlo TAMAS, Founder, Conference Director

Phone: +36 30 367 3675

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web:    https://www.cee-aviation.com/conference

Register: http://www.cee-aviation.com/register

 

 

The CEE Aviation Conference 2017 will cover the latest industry news and updates, current technologies and future trends of the aviation sector. We also aim to analyze airline and airport business development strategies in the CEE region, all while providing business networking opportunities for guests, sponsors, speakers and the media.

Taking place 21-22 November in the Danubius Hotel Gellért in Budapest, Hungary, the conference features Great Speakers confirmed at the conference:

Mr Thomas Reynaert, Managing Director of Airlines for Europe A4E, Ms Anca Apahidean, Area Manager Eastern Europe, IATA, Mr Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport,  Mr Rafał Milczarski, CEO & President of the Management Board, LOT Polish Airlines, Mr Ralph Anker, Chief Analyst, ANKER REPORT

The CEE region is currently among the most dynamic regions in Europe. Its aviation industry is experiencing a rapid growth which follows the trend among Western European countries. Strong industrialization in the recent years along with more disposable income is driving the aviation sector on both corporate and recreational levels. Flag carriers are maintaining growth and are turning profitable due in part to lower oil prices. And so LCC carriers are set for exponential growth. Our aim is for the conference to be the Business Forum in the long run for the region’s industry leaders and in doing so,  to offer a strong networking opportunity to do business and to exchange best practices.

Several panels and presentations, case studies and best practice sessions will take place on 21-22 November. EU Commission, IATA, A4U and Europe and CEE’s prominent Airline and Airport Heads will discuss the latest trends and deliver their best practice models with the aim to take the CEE region to a next level. The 2017 CEE Aviation Annual Conference will provide a forum to reflect on the relationship between the internationalization through aviation and institutional responses to these important global challenges.

Conference subthemes include

·       NEW AVIATION STRATEGY FOR EUROPE

·       European Airspace Modernization, Routes to Prosperity

·       Market opportunities in the CEE region

·       HUB/Regional Airport challenges in the CEE region

·       HR SHORTAGE in Aviation: A HEADACHE FOR EVERYONE?

·       The digital revolution of the travel/aviation industry

·       Green(er) Airport

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TRAVEL SERVICE BUYS CZECH AIRLINES

 

Air carrier Travel Service will take over Czech Airlines (ČSA), buying shares from Korean Air and state-owned Prisko. Travel Service will hold 98 percent of Czech Airlines.

The information was reported by news websites Zdopravy.cz and ČT24 reported. Travel Service spokeswoman Vlaďka Dufková declined to comment. Travel Service is expected to issue a statement soon.

Travel Service, which owned 34 percent, has agreed to buy a 44 percent stake from Korean Air and another 19.7 percent from Prisko.

ČSA will have roughly 98 percent after the transaction. Insurance company Česká pojišťovna holds 2.3 percent. ČSA, long in financial trouble, returned to profit in 2016. 

Chinese company CEFC holds a 49.92 percent share in Travel Service. The remaining shares of Travel service are held by founder Jiří Šimáně and his business partners.

Travel Service together with Unimex Group previously tried to buy ČSA in 2009. In the end, the government canceled the sale.

Korean Air had bought into Czech Airlines in 2013 but did not exercise an option to increase its stake by another 34 percent. In 2015, Travel Service picked up the stake instead. Many of the investments that Korean Air promised to make in ČSA did not occur, according to daily Mladá fronta Dnes. 

Aside from its stake in Czech Airlines, Travel Service also operates charter flights in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, and the low-cost carrier Smartwings.

Travel Service was founded in 1998 and owns 31 planes, with 30 on order. ČSA was founded in 1923 and has 18 planes with one on order.

State-run Prisko has originally founded the National Property Fund in the 1990s and was involved in settling debts of state-owned companies.

Source: Prague.TV

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES NEW DEBRECEN ROUTE TO MOSCOW

 

 

Budapest, 31 August 2017 - Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from its Debrecen base to Moscow. The newest WIZZ route will commence on 18 December and will be operated with two weekly flights, on Mondays and Fridays. Seats are already on sale with fares starting from as low as HUF 8,990*.  

 

Wizz Air’s first commercial flight took off from Debrecen Airport in 2012 and since then, the airline has constantly expanded its Debrecen network, which now consists of seven low-fare routes to seven countries. In 2015 WIZZ based one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at the airport investing $100m** in the region. In the past 12 months, WIZZ carried 275,000 passengers on its low-fare Debrecen routes, which represents a 12% growth year over year. Wizz Air’s operations this year support over 200*** local jobs stimulating aviation, transportation, hospitality and tourism industries in the region.

 

The new Debrecen service is already the third route to Russia in WIZZ’s ever-growing Hungarian network. Since 2013, the airline already connects Budapest with Moscow with a daily flight and just recently launched a Saint-Petersburg service from the Hungarian capital, which stimulates incoming tourism to Hungary with more travelers willing to discover the country as well as plan a multi-city European journey on Wizz Air’s low fares.

 

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 12 aircraft in the country, and two more aircraft to join the Budapest fleet in 2018, increasing the capacity on routes from Hungary to 5,5 million seats.

 

In the past 12 months, more than 4 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, 17% more year over year. With 15 new services commencing this year, and two more in 2018, WIZZ now offers 73 routes from its two Hungarian airports.

 

 

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTE FROM DEBRECEN

 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Moscow

Monday, Friday

18 December

HUF 8,990

 

 

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “Following the massive growth of our Budapest network in 2017, I am pleased to announce the addition of a new long-awaited route to our Debrecen network as well. Connecting Debrecen with Moscow, we expect this bi-weekly service to further stimulate economic, trade and business relations between the two countries and we are also confident that our low-fares will attract more visitors to Hajdu-Bihar County, which will positively influence tourism and hospitality sectors in the region. We remain committed to our Hungarian customers and keep on developing our ever-growing low-fare network.”

 

Dr. László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen added:“The development of Debrecen is in part powered by Debrecen International Airport! As the city's strategic aviation partner, Wizz Air has set the airport on a course of dynamic growth, having a significant effect on the economic life of Debrecen. In the year of Wizz Air's first commercial flight from Debrecen, the airport registered 50,000 passengers, while in 2017 we are expecting to reach 320,000 passengers. Along with this, Debrecen tourism enjoys a growth of over 10%, in close correlation with Wizz Air's network development. A great example of this is the fact that thanks to Wizz Air's Tel-Aviv route, launched in March this year, Israel became the biggest sending country to Debrecen by May. What we expect from the new Moscow route is also to contribute significantly to the development of the economic, touristic and scientific relations in Debrecen and the region."

 

István Herdon, CEO of XANGA Group, the operator of Debrecen Airport said:“On behalf of Debrecen Airport we are delighted to see the announcement of the long-awaited Debrecen-Moscow route, to be operated by Wizz Air starting 18 December, 2017. For travelers to Russia, whether from Eastern Hungary, Transcarpathia, Partium or Eastern Slovakia, there are now more direct routes available from Debrecen Airport, and easier access to the capital of the largest country in the world. Business travelers, tourists and students from Russia can now enjoy a direct service to Debrecen and the Eastern Hungarian region with a wide range of wellness, recreational and cultural offers."

 

 

-ENDS

 

 

*one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

**http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/01/2017-price-adjustment-for-airbus-modern-fuel-efficient-aircraft.html

*** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

 

 

 

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 85 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 500 routes from 28 bases, connecting 142 destinations across 43 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,300 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 23.8 million passengers in the financial year ended 31 March 2017. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines, as well as 2016 Low Cost Airline of the Year by the Center for Aviation (CAPA), a leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence.

 

For more information:

Gabor Vasarhelyi, Wizz Air Group, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES NEW DEBRECEN ROUTE TO MOSCOW

 

 

Budapest, 31 August 2017 - Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from its Debrecen base to Moscow. The newest WIZZ route will commence on 18 December and will be operated with two weekly flights, on Mondays and Fridays. Seats are already on sale with fares starting from as low as HUF 8,990*.  

 

Wizz Air’s first commercial flight took off from Debrecen Airport in 2012 and since then, the airline has constantly expanded its Debrecen network, which now consists of seven low-fare routes to seven countries. In 2015 WIZZ based one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at the airport investing $100m** in the region. In the past 12 months, WIZZ carried 275,000 passengers on its low-fare Debrecen routes, which represents a 12% growth year over year. Wizz Air’s operations this year support over 200*** local jobs stimulating aviation, transportation, hospitality and tourism industries in the region.

 

The new Debrecen service is already the third route to Russia in WIZZ’s ever-growing Hungarian network. Since 2013, the airline already connects Budapest with Moscow with a daily flight and just recently launched a Saint-Petersburg service from the Hungarian capital, which stimulates incoming tourism to Hungary with more travelers willing to discover the country as well as plan a multi-city European journey on Wizz Air’s low fares.

 

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 12 aircraft in the country, and two more aircraft to join the Budapest fleet in 2018, increasing the capacity on routes from Hungary to 5,5 million seats.

 

In the past 12 months, more than 4 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, 17% more year over year. With 15 new services commencing this year, and two more in 2018, WIZZ now offers 73 routes from its two Hungarian airports.

 

 

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTE FROM DEBRECEN

 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Moscow

Monday, Friday

18 December

HUF 8,990

 

 

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “Following the massive growth of our Budapest network in 2017, I am pleased to announce the addition of a new long-awaited route to our Debrecen network as well. Connecting Debrecen with Moscow, we expect this bi-weekly service to further stimulate economic, trade and business relations between the two countries and we are also confident that our low-fares will attract more visitors to Hajdu-Bihar County, which will positively influence tourism and hospitality sectors in the region. We remain committed to our Hungarian customers and keep on developing our ever-growing low-fare network.”

 

Dr. László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen added:“The development of Debrecen is in part powered by Debrecen International Airport! As the city's strategic aviation partner, Wizz Air has set the airport on a course of dynamic growth, having a significant effect on the economic life of Debrecen. In the year of Wizz Air's first commercial flight from Debrecen, the airport registered 50,000 passengers, while in 2017 we are expecting to reach 320,000 passengers. Along with this, Debrecen tourism enjoys a growth of over 10%, in close correlation with Wizz Air's network development. A great example of this is the fact that thanks to Wizz Air's Tel-Aviv route, launched in March this year, Israel became the biggest sending country to Debrecen by May. What we expect from the new Moscow route is also to contribute significantly to the development of the economic, touristic and scientific relations in Debrecen and the region."

 

István Herdon, CEO of XANGA Group, the operator of Debrecen Airport said:“On behalf of Debrecen Airport we are delighted to see the announcement of the long-awaited Debrecen-Moscow route, to be operated by Wizz Air starting 18 December, 2017. For travelers to Russia, whether from Eastern Hungary, Transcarpathia, Partium or Eastern Slovakia, there are now more direct routes available from Debrecen Airport, and easier access to the capital of the largest country in the world. Business travelers, tourists and students from Russia can now enjoy a direct service to Debrecen and the Eastern Hungarian region with a wide range of wellness, recreational and cultural offers."

 

 

-ENDS

 

 

*one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

**http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/01/2017-price-adjustment-for-airbus-modern-fuel-efficient-aircraft.html

*** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

 

 

 

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 85 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 500 routes from 28 bases, connecting 142 destinations across 43 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,300 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 23.8 million passengers in the financial year ended 31 March 2017. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines, as well as 2016 Low Cost Airline of the Year by the Center for Aviation (CAPA), a leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence.

 

For more information:

Gabor Vasarhelyi, Wizz Air Group, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES NEW DEBRECEN ROUTE TO MOSCOW

 

 

Budapest, 31 August 2017 - Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from its Debrecen base to Moscow. The newest WIZZ route will commence on 18 December and will be operated with two weekly flights, on Mondays and Fridays. Seats are already on sale with fares starting from as low as HUF 8,990*.  

 

Wizz Air’s first commercial flight took off from Debrecen Airport in 2012 and since then, the airline has constantly expanded its Debrecen network, which now consists of seven low-fare routes to seven countries. In 2015 WIZZ based one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at the airport investing $100m** in the region. In the past 12 months, WIZZ carried 275,000 passengers on its low-fare Debrecen routes, which represents a 12% growth year over year. Wizz Air’s operations this year support over 200*** local jobs stimulating aviation, transportation, hospitality and tourism industries in the region.

 

The new Debrecen service is already the third route to Russia in WIZZ’s ever-growing Hungarian network. Since 2013, the airline already connects Budapest with Moscow with a daily flight and just recently launched a Saint-Petersburg service from the Hungarian capital, which stimulates incoming tourism to Hungary with more travelers willing to discover the country as well as plan a multi-city European journey on Wizz Air’s low fares.

 

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 12 aircraft in the country, and two more aircraft to join the Budapest fleet in 2018, increasing the capacity on routes from Hungary to 5,5 million seats.

 

In the past 12 months, more than 4 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, 17% more year over year. With 15 new services commencing this year, and two more in 2018, WIZZ now offers 73 routes from its two Hungarian airports.

 

 

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTE FROM DEBRECEN

 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Moscow

Monday, Friday

18 December

HUF 8,990

 

 

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “Following the massive growth of our Budapest network in 2017, I am pleased to announce the addition of a new long-awaited route to our Debrecen network as well. Connecting Debrecen with Moscow, we expect this bi-weekly service to further stimulate economic, trade and business relations between the two countries and we are also confident that our low-fares will attract more visitors to Hajdu-Bihar County, which will positively influence tourism and hospitality sectors in the region. We remain committed to our Hungarian customers and keep on developing our ever-growing low-fare network.”

 

Dr. László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen added:“The development of Debrecen is in part powered by Debrecen International Airport! As the city's strategic aviation partner, Wizz Air has set the airport on a course of dynamic growth, having a significant effect on the economic life of Debrecen. In the year of Wizz Air's first commercial flight from Debrecen, the airport registered 50,000 passengers, while in 2017 we are expecting to reach 320,000 passengers. Along with this, Debrecen tourism enjoys a growth of over 10%, in close correlation with Wizz Air's network development. A great example of this is the fact that thanks to Wizz Air's Tel-Aviv route, launched in March this year, Israel became the biggest sending country to Debrecen by May. What we expect from the new Moscow route is also to contribute significantly to the development of the economic, touristic and scientific relations in Debrecen and the region."

 

István Herdon, CEO of XANGA Group, the operator of Debrecen Airport said:“On behalf of Debrecen Airport we are delighted to see the announcement of the long-awaited Debrecen-Moscow route, to be operated by Wizz Air starting 18 December, 2017. For travelers to Russia, whether from Eastern Hungary, Transcarpathia, Partium or Eastern Slovakia, there are now more direct routes available from Debrecen Airport, and easier access to the capital of the largest country in the world. Business travelers, tourists and students from Russia can now enjoy a direct service to Debrecen and the Eastern Hungarian region with a wide range of wellness, recreational and cultural offers."

 

 

-ENDS

 

 

*one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

**http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/01/2017-price-adjustment-for-airbus-modern-fuel-efficient-aircraft.html

*** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

 

 

 

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 85 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 500 routes from 28 bases, connecting 142 destinations across 43 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,300 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 23.8 million passengers in the financial year ended 31 March 2017. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines, as well as 2016 Low Cost Airline of the Year by the Center for Aviation (CAPA), a leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence.

 

For more information:

Gabor Vasarhelyi, Wizz Air Group, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

The European Union’s decision to waive visas for Ukrainian citizens from mid-June is expected to boost tourist traffic from Transcarpathia to Western Europe and Israel, Debrecen International Airport expects, in its position 130 kilometers from the Ukrainian border, according to a press statement sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

About 1.3 million people in the Transcarpathia region of Ukraine will be freer to explore the countries of Europe. Operators of Debrecen International Airport see increasing traffic due to the decision.

“Debrecen Airport is the largest regional airport in Hungary, which also meets the Schengen criteria,” they note. “Thanks to continuous new route development, the number of passengers is also increasing month by month. This growth is not only beneficial for the development of the airport, but also has a positive impact on the tourism turnover of the region,” said László Tamás, director of aviation development at the airport.

“The EU visa waiver for Ukrainian citizens in mid-June can have a positive impact on tourist traffic from Transcarpathia to Western Europe and Israel. We are optimistic that the number of guest nights spent by foreign tourists will increase significantly, such as the occupancy rate of hotels in the region,” Tamás added.

Destinations the airport in Debrecen currently offers include London Luton, Eindhoven, Paris-Beauvais, Milano-Bergamo, Malmö, Tel Aviv, Munich, Antalya, Corfu, Zakynthos, Burgas and Dresden.

 

In 2016, Debrecen Airport was visited by more than 284,000 passengers. By the end of 2017, it forecasts more than 320,000 passengers thanks to Wizz Air’s aircraft and the Lufthansa CityLine scheduled service to Munich, as well as summer charter flights. The airport is operated by Xanga Investment and Development Group.

Source: BBJ

LOT Polish Airlines to fly from Budapest base to New York and Chicago

 

No less than six direct flights to New York and Chicago per week will be launched by LOT Polish Airlines from next May, creating a direct link again between the United States and Hungary after a six-year hiatus. The Polish flag carrier will operate these flights with one of the most modern aircraft, the American Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


As of May 2018, the elegant white and dark blue Polish Dreamliner will leave for New York JFK
at 11:55 from Budapest, on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and for Chicago O’Hare at
11:35 on Tuesday and Saturday. LOT’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be flying between Budapest and the US throughout the year, making these flights available for passengers in all seasons. For the flights scheduled for the period starting next May, ticket sales already began through all
available channels, including www.lot.com.

 

All this was announced this morning at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport hosting the introductory flight arriving from Warsaw. LOT’s 787s can accommodate 252 passengers in total, offering 18 seats is business class, 21 seats in premium economy, and 213 seats in conventional economy. The longest distance that can be covered by the aircraft with maximum take-off weight of 216 tons is 15 700 kilometers, thus it easily reaches New York on the East Coast and Chicago in the Mid-West.

Regarding the launch of the new flights to the US, Péter Szijjártó, minister of foreign affairs and trade underlined: It was a competitive disadvantage for Hungary that for several years it did not have a direct aerial link with the United States while the US is the second biggest foreign investor in Hungary. There are 100 000 jobs at about 1700 American companies in Hungary, and the value of goods traded between the two countries has been over USD 5.5 billion per annum. According to Minister Szijjártó, the launch of these flights strengthens the cooperation of Visegrád countries, and he emphasized that Central Europe has become the engine of growth of the EU.

On behalf of Poland, deputy prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki, development and finance minister of the Warsaw cabinet declared: “Today, LOT Polish Airlines is the most rapidly growing carrier in Europe. Launching direct flight connections from Budapest to the USA is another major step towards the consolidation of the CEE aviation market taken by LOT, alongside the investment in the Estonian airline Nordica. It is also the best proof that Central and Eastern Europe currently has the greatest potential to change the landscape of the European aviation market. LOT is playing an increasingly important role in providing the inhabitants of the region with the greatest possible number of travel opportunities.”


David Kostelancik, chargé d’affaires of the US embassy in Budapest, also welcomed the new direct flight: “The new flights will form yet another link between the United States and Poland and Hungary – two important allies in the region, and two countries that themselves have a long history of friendship. As a native of Chicago, I am particularly pleased that Budapest will, for the first time ever, be accessible via direct flights from Chicago. But I am also excited by the countless doors these flights will open across the United States for Hungarians.”

We are very proud to host the first base of LOT Polish airlines outside the borders of Poland with the launch of two very important US flights to New York and Chicago from Budapest. This is a truly historic moment for all three countries involved and creates a win-win situation for the passengers both in Hungary and in the US.” said Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport. He added: „Our market surveys clearly show that direct flights between these two major cities on the East Coast and the Mid-West of the US and Budapest are in high demand and will be a huge success in all segments of travelers. Aviation connectivity with a Dreamliner will also boost the economy through the use of belly cargo capacity of these modern Boeing 787 jets.

Rafal Milczarski, the CEO of LOT highlighted that in the catchment area of Budapest – in the market of long-haul flights: the area within a two-hour drive – there are no less than 8 million residents, and therefore the direct flights to the US will satisfy a major market demand, including Eastern Austria, Slovakia, the Transylvanian parts of Romania, and several countries on the Balkans. Mr. Milczarski said, “More than 165 000 passengers travel between Budapest and New York and Chigaco every year. Today, they change mainly in Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, and London, which makes their journey considerably longer. We believe that the inhabitants of Budapest and the neighbouring areas should be offered a better product and thus we have decided to introduce direct flight connections between Hungary and the USA. Our strategy assumes taking up every business opportunity and we cannot waste such potential.”

Source: www.bud.hu / Budapest Airport

WIZZ AIR CELEBRATES 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT DEBRECEN AIRPORT

1 BASED AIRCRAFT, 6 ROUTES AND 800,000 PASSENGERSTO DATE

 

Debrecen, 19 June 2017: Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, celebrated on Sunday the 5th anniversary of its operations at Debrecen Airport.

 

Since its first commercial Debrecen flight to London-Luton on 18 June, 2012, Wizz Air has constantly expanded its Debrecen network, now offering six low-fare routes to London Luton, Paris Beauvais, Milan Bergamo, Eindhoven, Malmo, and the newest WIZZ destination in the airline’s Debrecen network, Tel Aviv. The Tel Aviv route, which commenced this March, has quickly become popular among leisure as well as business travelers in both countries.

 

In 2015, Wizz Air established base operations in the city creating a number of local jobs with the airline and its business partners, while bringing affordable travel to even more Hungarian customers. In 2016, Wizz Air carried 278,000 passengers on its Debrecen routes supporting over 200 local jobs*.

 

WIZZ’s commitment to Debrecen is further underlined by the title sponsorship of the Debrecen Airport Run, a unique running race on the airport’s runway. The first race took place on 22 April and showcased Wizz Air’s mission to promote mobility and active lifestyle.

 

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 12 aircraft in the country. In 2016, 3.7 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents 23% growth year over year. Based on the 2016 figures the airline’s operations support over 2,800 indirect local jobs*. WIZZ now offers 69 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 29 countries.

 

Gábor Vásárhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: “We are delighted to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our first Debrecen flight. Starting with one route to London-Luton in 2012, we now offer 6 exciting low-fare routes from Debrecen and in these five years have carried 800,000 passengers on our Debrecen routes while this year we offer over 330,000 seats on sale to and from the city. Today, 1.5 year after we based an aircraft at Debrecen Airport,  we are proud to say that Wizz Air’s Debrecen operations have been making Hajdu–Bihar County and the region more accessible, fostered economic development and boosted tourism and hospitality industries in the region. We look forward to continuing our fruitful partnership with Debrecen Airport and to welcoming ever more passengers on our low-fare Debrecen routes.”

 

István Herdon, the Chief Executive Officer of XANGA Group said:  "We are very proud to celebrate Wizz Air’s 5th anniversary at Debrecen Airport. This is an important milestone in the airport’s history and we are willing to celebrate more milestones and more new routes from Debrecen in the coming years. Over the last 5 years, we have seen an increasing demand for Wizz Air’s routes from Debrecen Airport as customers in Eastern Hungary, Ukraine, East-Slovakia and in the Partium region take advantage of Wizz Air’s low fares and great services to Europe's most attractive destinations including London, Paris, Milan, Eindhoven, Malmö or Tel Aviv.”

 

 

 

 

--ENDS

* ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 83 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 500 routes from 28 bases, connecting 141 destinations across 42 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,300 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 23.8 million passengers in financial year ended 31 March 2017. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines, as well as 2016 Low Cost Airline of the Year by the Center for Aviation (CAPA), a leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence.

 

For more information:

Gabor Vasarhelyi, Wizz Air Group, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow us on Twitter: @wizzair

 

Notes for Editors:

  • All flights operated on Airbus A320 aircraft, with 180 seats and A321 aircraft with 230 seats
  • New Airbus A321 deliveries started in November 2015
  • For free pictures of aircraft, crews and logo library please visit http://wizzair.com/en-GB/press

 

 

WIZZ AIR CELEBRATES 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT DEBRECEN AIRPORT

1 BASED AIRCRAFT, 6 ROUTES AND 800,000 PASSENGERSTO DATE

 

Debrecen, 19 June 2017: Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, celebrated on Sunday the 5th anniversary of its operations at Debrecen Airport.

 

Since its first commercial Debrecen flight to London-Luton on 18 June, 2012, Wizz Air has constantly expanded its Debrecen network, now offering six low-fare routes to London Luton, Paris Beauvais, Milan Bergamo, Eindhoven, Malmo, and the newest WIZZ destination in the airline’s Debrecen network, Tel Aviv. The Tel Aviv route, which commenced this March, has quickly become popular among leisure as well as business travelers in both countries.

 

In 2015, Wizz Air established base operations in the city creating a number of local jobs with the airline and its business partners, while bringing affordable travel to even more Hungarian customers. In 2016, Wizz Air carried 278,000 passengers on its Debrecen routes supporting over 200 local jobs*.

 

WIZZ’s commitment to Debrecen is further underlined by the title sponsorship of the Debrecen Airport Run, a unique running race on the airport’s runway. The first race took place on 22 April and showcased Wizz Air’s mission to promote mobility and active lifestyle.

 

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 12 aircraft in the country. In 2016, 3.7 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents 23% growth year over year. Based on the 2016 figures the airline’s operations support over 2,800 indirect local jobs*. WIZZ now offers 69 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 29 countries.

 

Gábor Vásárhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: “We are delighted to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our first Debrecen flight. Starting with one route to London-Luton in 2012, we now offer 6 exciting low-fare routes from Debrecen and in these five years have carried 800,000 passengers on our Debrecen routes while this year we offer over 330,000 seats on sale to and from the city. Today, 1.5 year after we based an aircraft at Debrecen Airport,  we are proud to say that Wizz Air’s Debrecen operations have been making Hajdu–Bihar County and the region more accessible, fostered economic development and boosted tourism and hospitality industries in the region. We look forward to continuing our fruitful partnership with Debrecen Airport and to welcoming ever more passengers on our low-fare Debrecen routes.”

 

István Herdon, the Chief Executive Officer of XANGA Group said:  "We are very proud to celebrate Wizz Air’s 5th anniversary at Debrecen Airport. This is an important milestone in the airport’s history and we are willing to celebrate more milestones and more new routes from Debrecen in the coming years. Over the last 5 years, we have seen an increasing demand for Wizz Air’s routes from Debrecen Airport as customers in Eastern Hungary, Ukraine, East-Slovakia and in the Partium region take advantage of Wizz Air’s low fares and great services to Europe's most attractive destinations including London, Paris, Milan, Eindhoven, Malmö or Tel Aviv.”

 

 

 

 

--ENDS

* ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 83 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 500 routes from 28 bases, connecting 141 destinations across 42 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,300 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 23.8 million passengers in financial year ended 31 March 2017. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines, as well as 2016 Low Cost Airline of the Year by the Center for Aviation (CAPA), a leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence.

 

For more information:

Gabor Vasarhelyi, Wizz Air Group, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow us on Twitter: @wizzair

 

Notes for Editors:

  • All flights operated on Airbus A320 aircraft, with 180 seats and A321 aircraft with 230 seats
  • New Airbus A321 deliveries started in November 2015
  • For free pictures of aircraft, crews and logo library please visit http://wizzair.com/en-GB/press

 

 

WIZZ AIR HOLDINGS PLC RESULTS FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS TO 31 MARCH 2017

RECORD F17 PROFITABILITY ON 19% PAX GROWTH, F18 PROFIT GUIDANCE OF BETWEEN €250M AND €270M

LSE Ticker: WIZZ
Geneva, 25 May 2017:
Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air” or the “Company”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and

Eastern Europe1, today announces its audited results for the full year ended 31 March 2017 (“FY2017” or “FY17”) for the Company as a whole, and separately for its airline (“Airline”) and tour operator (“Wizz Tours”) business units2.

2017 Full year to 31 March (million)

Passengers carried 23.8 Revenue (€ million) 1,571 EBITDAR (€ million) 538 EBITDAR margin (%) 34.3 Profit for the year (IFRS)3 (million) 246 Profit margin for the year (IFRS) (%) 15.7 Underlying net profit after tax4 (€ million) 225 Underlying profit after tax margin (%) 14.3 Free cash (€ million) 774 Load factor (%) 90.1 Year-end fleet 79

RECORD PROFITABILITY DESPITE CHALLENGING CONDITIONS

2016
(million) Change

20.0 +19% 1,429 +10% 441 +22% 30.8 +3.5pp 193 +28% 13.5 +2.2pp 224 +1% 15.7 -1.3pp 646 +128 88.2 +1.9pp 67 +12

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Total revenue increase of 10% to €1,571 million
o Ticket revenue up 2% to €916 million
o Ancillary revenue up 23% to €655.7 million, ancillary revenue up €0.8 to €27.5 per passenger

  •   Profit for the year (IFRS) was a record €246.0 million, a year on year increase of 27.5%.

  •   Underlying net profit was higher at €225 million amidst industry wide yield pressures

  •   Total cash at the end of March 2017 was €929.9 million of which €774.0 million was free cash.

    AIRLINE AND WIZZ TOURS

    The segmented reporting illustrates the financial performance of the Airline and Wizz Tours business units separately:

Airline: FY17 performance:

o Total unit revenue declined 8.5% to 3.75 euro cents per available seat kilometre (ASK). o Total unit costs fell by 7.8% to 3.15 euro cents per ASK.
o Ex-fuel unit costs decreased by 0.6% to 2.25 euro cents per ASK.
o Fuel unit costs fell by 21.9% to 0.90 euro cents per ASK.

o Reported net profit margin increased 2.2ppt to 15.8%.

o Underlying net profit margin decreased by 1.3ppt to 14.5%.
Wizz Tours: FY17 package holiday revenues of €18.1 million, a fourfold increase year on year.

STRENGTHENING OUR MARKET LEADING POSITION

  •   Passengers carried up 18.9% to 23.8 million and load factor up 1.9 ppt to 90.1% securing Wizz Air’s position as CEE’s leading low cost carrier

  •   Wizz Discount Club membership increased 29% to over 1 million by year end

  •   113 new routes operated including routes to four new CEE destinations and 10 new destinations outside CEE

  •   Opened four new operating bases in Chisinau (Moldova), Kutaisi (Georgia), Iasi and Sibiu (Romania)

  •   Two more operating bases announced during FY2017 in London Luton (UK) and Varna (Bulgaria)

  •   Fleet expansion with 12 new Airbus A321ceo aircraft added during the year taking the fleet to 79 aircraft, a mix of

    63 A320ceos and 16 A321ceos, driving efficiency on lower unit costs

  •   Average aircraft age of 4.4 years, remains one of the youngest fleets of any major European airline

    1 Central and Eastern Europe, or CEE, is a region comprised of Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
    2 Starting from this financial year the Company introduces separate reporting for its airline and tour operator business units. Where a measure is reported

    for a business unit then this is explicitly stated. All other measures and statements relate to the Group as a whole. See also Note 4 to the financial

    statements.
    3
    International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”)
    4 A reconciliation between underlying (non-GAAP) and IFRS profit for the year is set out in the Financial Review and also in Note 5 to the financial statements

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Wizz Air Holdings Plc Annual report and accounts 2017 1

BREXIT

Reiterating that despite the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (“Brexit”), there are no signs of demand weakness on routes to/from the UK. The negative translation effect on British pound revenues due to Brexit in FY2017 is estimated at €17 million, which was absorbed by the rest of Wizz Air’s large and diversified route network.

Commenting on the results, József Váradi, Wizz Air’s Chief Executive Officer said:

“I am pleased to report another year of profitable growth for Wizz Air, which saw passenger numbers in FY2017 increase 19% year-on-year to 23.8 million, against a trading environment of very low fares and increasing fuel prices, proving that our ultra-low cost business model is the right one for the CEE’s number one low cost carrier. We continue to drive our cost base lower to maintain one of the highest profit margins of any European carrier, something to which the exceptional operational and financial performance of our new A321ceo aircraft contributed. We continue to increase the number of brand-new A321ceo which we operate, with the type making up a quarter of our seat capacity at the end of March 2017 and delivering the anticipated double digit cost savings compared to A320ceo aircraft which gives us a clear cost advantage compared to most of our rivals.

The resilience of our ultra-low cost business model combined with our growing, diversified network and our ever stronger balance sheet places Wizz Air in a unique position to exploit the significant market opportunity that exists in the CEE market of over 300 million people. We will continue to expand our route network, drive efficiency in our operating model, grow our ancillary revenue streams and enhance our compelling customer proposition. This winning formula leaves Wizz Air well placed to continue to deliver significant returns for our shareholders.

Growth will continue as a top priority for us and we plan to increase capacity by around 23% and carry nearly 30 million passengers in FY2018. We had a strong start to FY2018 due to the timing of Easter which leaves us optimistic for the year ahead and Group net profit is currently expected to be in a range between €250 million and €270 million in FY2018. This guidance is heavily caveated by the revenue performance for the all-important summer period as well as the second half of FY2018, a period for which we currently have limited visibility.”

ABOUT WIZZ AIR

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 81 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 500 routes from 28 bases, connecting 141 destinations across 42 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 23 million passengers in 2016. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines, as well as 2016 Low Cost Airline of the Year by the Center for Aviation (CAPA), a leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence.

For more information:

Investors: Iain Wetherall, Wizz Air Balint Veres, Wizz Air

Media: Tamara Vallois, Wizz Air:
Edward Bridges / Jonathan Neilan, FTI Consulting LLP:

+41 22 555 9873 +36 1 777 9349

+36 1 777 9324 +44 20 3727 1017

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S REVIEW

Financial performance

The 2017 financial year delivered profitable growth, with passenger numbers increasing by 18.9 per cent. year-on-year to 23.8 million. The trading environment experienced in FY 2017 of very low fares and increasing fuel prices unquestionably favoured our ultra-low-cost business model and we were able to increase our growth rate, strengthen our number one position in CEE and also maintain one of the highest profit margins of any European carrier. Our market leading position, with the combination of one of the highest growth rates and profit margins of all European airlines, makes Wizz Air one of the most exciting airline businesses in Europe.

Operating the most efficient aircraft with the latest technology has always been a key foundation stone of Wizz Air’s ultra-low cost base. Our fleet currently has an average age of just 4.4 years, one of the youngest in Europe. We continue to build on that foundation with a delivery stream of brand new A321ceo aircraft which deliver double digit cost savings compared to

Wizz Air Holdings Plc Annual report and accounts 2017 2

A320ceo aircraft. At the end of FY 2017 we operated 16 A321ceo aircraft, representing a quarter of the airline\'s seat capacity, which gives us a clear cost advantage compared to most of our rivals.

The resilience of our ultra-low cost business model, which we are convinced is the best model for stimulating air travel in CEE, combined with our growing diversified network and our ever stronger balance sheet places Wizz Air in a unique position to exploit the significant market opportunity that exists in a market of over 300 million people.

Our strong performance was driven by capacity expansion, higher load factors, higher passenger growth and continued improvements to our industry-leading ultra-low-cost base. In numbers, we delivered:

  •   ticketrevenuesthatincreasedby2.3percent.to€915.5million;

  •   ancillaryrevenuethatincreasedby22.7percent.to€655.7million;

  •   totalairlineunitcostthatdecreasedby7.8percent.to€3.15centsperAvailableSeatKilometre(ASK);

  •   a19.7percent.increaseinthecapacityofferedtothemarket(asmeasuredbyASKs),asweextendedanddeepened our network of routes to and from Central and Eastern Europe; and

  •   anincreaseinouraverageloadfactorby1.9percentagepointsto90.1percent.inthefinancialyear,despitesignificant capacity expansion.

    Strategic progress

    The Company is convinced that its strategy of building on its strong network, highly efficient model, compelling customer proposition, solid finances and sound risk management policies will enable it to deliver sustainable growth and returns for Shareholders.

    Wizz Air’s management team enforces rigorous cost control in all aspects of the Group’s business and has created a company-wide business culture that is keenly focused on driving costs lower. The Company believes that this cost advantage protects Wizz Air’s market position, enables it to offer some of the lowest ticket prices in its markets, stimulates demand in its markets and supports continued profitable growth.

    With its ultra-low-cost structure, innovative unbundled pricing strategy, leading market position among low-cost carriers in CEE and track record of expansion in CEE and beyond, the Company believes that it is well positioned to continue to grow profitably. Wizz Air’s infrastructure, including personnel, processes, systems and relationships with suppliers of outsourced services, is scalable and sufficiently flexible to support Wizz Air’s growth plans.

    The Company believes that Wizz Air is a “pioneering” airline in the markets in which it operates by seeking to bring the low- cost carrier concept and Western European aviation standards into currently under-served new Eastern markets and is at the forefront of airline innovation in these new markets. Wizz Air has a strong track record of working with regulators to develop appropriate regulatory structures in non-EU countries. Wizz Air has been able to leverage the know-how, market understanding and cultural awareness of its senior management team and employees to build strong relationships with airport operators, suppliers, governments and regulators in new markets and is able to present itself as a reliable partner that, to date, has never exited from a country where it has established an operating base.

    Strengthened leadership in CEE

    Wizz Air continues to be the clear market leader in Central and Eastern Europe, maintaining our market share of over 39 per cent. of low-cost airline traffic. The expansion of our network with 113 new routes launched in FY 2017 has allowed us to strengthen our position, reaching new customers throughout the region.

    Today we operate in 19 of the 21 CEE countries, serving the market by offering a network of 28 bases and 141 destinations in 42 countries. With a low propensity to travel and low-cost market penetration currently at 40.4 per cent. (source data: Innovata, April 2016 March 2017), there remains a significant opportunity for Wizz Air and we continue to believe that the ultra-low-cost business model is best placed to serve this market. Wherever we operate, Wizz Air brings safe, reliable operations, low fares, hassle-free services and a distinctive brand designed to appeal to the whole market. 

  • Source: Wizz Air

 

WIZZ AIR HOLDINGS PLC RESULTS FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS TO 31 MARCH 2017

RECORD F17 PROFITABILITY ON 19% PAX GROWTH, F18 PROFIT GUIDANCE OF BETWEEN €250M AND €270M

LSE Ticker: WIZZ
Geneva, 25 May 2017:
Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air” or the “Company”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and

Eastern Europe1, today announces its audited results for the full year ended 31 March 2017 (“FY2017” or “FY17”) for the Company as a whole, and separately for its airline (“Airline”) and tour operator (“Wizz Tours”) business units2.

2017 Full year to 31 March (million)

Passengers carried 23.8 Revenue (€ million) 1,571 EBITDAR (€ million) 538 EBITDAR margin (%) 34.3 Profit for the year (IFRS)3 (million) 246 Profit margin for the year (IFRS) (%) 15.7 Underlying net profit after tax4 (€ million) 225 Underlying profit after tax margin (%) 14.3 Free cash (€ million) 774 Load factor (%) 90.1 Year-end fleet 79

RECORD PROFITABILITY DESPITE CHALLENGING CONDITIONS

2016
(million) Change

20.0 +19% 1,429 +10% 441 +22% 30.8 +3.5pp 193 +28% 13.5 +2.2pp 224 +1% 15.7 -1.3pp 646 +128 88.2 +1.9pp 67 +12

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Total revenue increase of 10% to €1,571 million
o Ticket revenue up 2% to €916 million
o Ancillary revenue up 23% to €655.7 million, ancillary revenue up €0.8 to €27.5 per passenger

  •   Profit for the year (IFRS) was a record €246.0 million, a year on year increase of 27.5%.

  •   Underlying net profit was higher at €225 million amidst industry wide yield pressures

  •   Total cash at the end of March 2017 was €929.9 million of which €774.0 million was free cash.

    AIRLINE AND WIZZ TOURS

    The segmented reporting illustrates the financial performance of the Airline and Wizz Tours business units separately:

Airline: FY17 performance:

o Total unit revenue declined 8.5% to 3.75 euro cents per available seat kilometre (ASK). o Total unit costs fell by 7.8% to 3.15 euro cents per ASK.
o Ex-fuel unit costs decreased by 0.6% to 2.25 euro cents per ASK.
o Fuel unit costs fell by 21.9% to 0.90 euro cents per ASK.

o Reported net profit margin increased 2.2ppt to 15.8%.

o Underlying net profit margin decreased by 1.3ppt to 14.5%.
Wizz Tours: FY17 package holiday revenues of €18.1 million, a fourfold increase year on year.

STRENGTHENING OUR MARKET LEADING POSITION

  •   Passengers carried up 18.9% to 23.8 million and load factor up 1.9 ppt to 90.1% securing Wizz Air’s position as CEE’s leading low cost carrier

  •   Wizz Discount Club membership increased 29% to over 1 million by year end

  •   113 new routes operated including routes to four new CEE destinations and 10 new destinations outside CEE

  •   Opened four new operating bases in Chisinau (Moldova), Kutaisi (Georgia), Iasi and Sibiu (Romania)

  •   Two more operating bases announced during FY2017 in London Luton (UK) and Varna (Bulgaria)

  •   Fleet expansion with 12 new Airbus A321ceo aircraft added during the year taking the fleet to 79 aircraft, a mix of

    63 A320ceos and 16 A321ceos, driving efficiency on lower unit costs

  •   Average aircraft age of 4.4 years, remains one of the youngest fleets of any major European airline

    1 Central and Eastern Europe, or CEE, is a region comprised of Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
    2 Starting from this financial year the Company introduces separate reporting for its airline and tour operator business units. Where a measure is reported

    for a business unit then this is explicitly stated. All other measures and statements relate to the Group as a whole. See also Note 4 to the financial

    statements.
    3
    International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”)
    4 A reconciliation between underlying (non-GAAP) and IFRS profit for the year is set out in the Financial Review and also in Note 5 to the financial statements

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Wizz Air Holdings Plc Annual report and accounts 2017 1

BREXIT

Reiterating that despite the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (“Brexit”), there are no signs of demand weakness on routes to/from the UK. The negative translation effect on British pound revenues due to Brexit in FY2017 is estimated at €17 million, which was absorbed by the rest of Wizz Air’s large and diversified route network.

Commenting on the results, József Váradi, Wizz Air’s Chief Executive Officer said:

“I am pleased to report another year of profitable growth for Wizz Air, which saw passenger numbers in FY2017 increase 19% year-on-year to 23.8 million, against a trading environment of very low fares and increasing fuel prices, proving that our ultra-low cost business model is the right one for the CEE’s number one low cost carrier. We continue to drive our cost base lower to maintain one of the highest profit margins of any European carrier, something to which the exceptional operational and financial performance of our new A321ceo aircraft contributed. We continue to increase the number of brand-new A321ceo which we operate, with the type making up a quarter of our seat capacity at the end of March 2017 and delivering the anticipated double digit cost savings compared to A320ceo aircraft which gives us a clear cost advantage compared to most of our rivals.

The resilience of our ultra-low cost business model combined with our growing, diversified network and our ever stronger balance sheet places Wizz Air in a unique position to exploit the significant market opportunity that exists in the CEE market of over 300 million people. We will continue to expand our route network, drive efficiency in our operating model, grow our ancillary revenue streams and enhance our compelling customer proposition. This winning formula leaves Wizz Air well placed to continue to deliver significant returns for our shareholders.

Growth will continue as a top priority for us and we plan to increase capacity by around 23% and carry nearly 30 million passengers in FY2018. We had a strong start to FY2018 due to the timing of Easter which leaves us optimistic for the year ahead and Group net profit is currently expected to be in a range between €250 million and €270 million in FY2018. This guidance is heavily caveated by the revenue performance for the all-important summer period as well as the second half of FY2018, a period for which we currently have limited visibility.”

ABOUT WIZZ AIR

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 81 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 500 routes from 28 bases, connecting 141 destinations across 42 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 23 million passengers in 2016. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines, as well as 2016 Low Cost Airline of the Year by the Center for Aviation (CAPA), a leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence.

For more information:

Investors: Iain Wetherall, Wizz Air Balint Veres, Wizz Air

Media: Tamara Vallois, Wizz Air:
Edward Bridges / Jonathan Neilan, FTI Consulting LLP:

+41 22 555 9873 +36 1 777 9349

+36 1 777 9324 +44 20 3727 1017

\"page2image31928\" \"page2image32088\"

CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S REVIEW

Financial performance

The 2017 financial year delivered profitable growth, with passenger numbers increasing by 18.9 per cent. year-on-year to 23.8 million. The trading environment experienced in FY 2017 of very low fares and increasing fuel prices unquestionably favoured our ultra-low-cost business model and we were able to increase our growth rate, strengthen our number one position in CEE and also maintain one of the highest profit margins of any European carrier. Our market leading position, with the combination of one of the highest growth rates and profit margins of all European airlines, makes Wizz Air one of the most exciting airline businesses in Europe.

Operating the most efficient aircraft with the latest technology has always been a key foundation stone of Wizz Air’s ultra-low cost base. Our fleet currently has an average age of just 4.4 years, one of the youngest in Europe. We continue to build on that foundation with a delivery stream of brand new A321ceo aircraft which deliver double digit cost savings compared to

Wizz Air Holdings Plc Annual report and accounts 2017 2

A320ceo aircraft. At the end of FY 2017 we operated 16 A321ceo aircraft, representing a quarter of the airline\'s seat capacity, which gives us a clear cost advantage compared to most of our rivals.

The resilience of our ultra-low cost business model, which we are convinced is the best model for stimulating air travel in CEE, combined with our growing diversified network and our ever stronger balance sheet places Wizz Air in a unique position to exploit the significant market opportunity that exists in a market of over 300 million people.

Our strong performance was driven by capacity expansion, higher load factors, higher passenger growth and continued improvements to our industry-leading ultra-low-cost base. In numbers, we delivered:

  •   ticketrevenuesthatincreasedby2.3percent.to€915.5million;

  •   ancillaryrevenuethatincreasedby22.7percent.to€655.7million;

  •   totalairlineunitcostthatdecreasedby7.8percent.to€3.15centsperAvailableSeatKilometre(ASK);

  •   a19.7percent.increaseinthecapacityofferedtothemarket(asmeasuredbyASKs),asweextendedanddeepened our network of routes to and from Central and Eastern Europe; and

  •   anincreaseinouraverageloadfactorby1.9percentagepointsto90.1percent.inthefinancialyear,despitesignificant capacity expansion.

    Strategic progress

    The Company is convinced that its strategy of building on its strong network, highly efficient model, compelling customer proposition, solid finances and sound risk management policies will enable it to deliver sustainable growth and returns for Shareholders.

    Wizz Air’s management team enforces rigorous cost control in all aspects of the Group’s business and has created a company-wide business culture that is keenly focused on driving costs lower. The Company believes that this cost advantage protects Wizz Air’s market position, enables it to offer some of the lowest ticket prices in its markets, stimulates demand in its markets and supports continued profitable growth.

    With its ultra-low-cost structure, innovative unbundled pricing strategy, leading market position among low-cost carriers in CEE and track record of expansion in CEE and beyond, the Company believes that it is well positioned to continue to grow profitably. Wizz Air’s infrastructure, including personnel, processes, systems and relationships with suppliers of outsourced services, is scalable and sufficiently flexible to support Wizz Air’s growth plans.

    The Company believes that Wizz Air is a “pioneering” airline in the markets in which it operates by seeking to bring the low- cost carrier concept and Western European aviation standards into currently under-served new Eastern markets and is at the forefront of airline innovation in these new markets. Wizz Air has a strong track record of working with regulators to develop appropriate regulatory structures in non-EU countries. Wizz Air has been able to leverage the know-how, market understanding and cultural awareness of its senior management team and employees to build strong relationships with airport operators, suppliers, governments and regulators in new markets and is able to present itself as a reliable partner that, to date, has never exited from a country where it has established an operating base.

    Strengthened leadership in CEE

    Wizz Air continues to be the clear market leader in Central and Eastern Europe, maintaining our market share of over 39 per cent. of low-cost airline traffic. The expansion of our network with 113 new routes launched in FY 2017 has allowed us to strengthen our position, reaching new customers throughout the region.

    Today we operate in 19 of the 21 CEE countries, serving the market by offering a network of 28 bases and 141 destinations in 42 countries. With a low propensity to travel and low-cost market penetration currently at 40.4 per cent. (source data: Innovata, April 2016 March 2017), there remains a significant opportunity for Wizz Air and we continue to believe that the ultra-low-cost business model is best placed to serve this market. Wherever we operate, Wizz Air brings safe, reliable operations, low fares, hassle-free services and a distinctive brand designed to appeal to the whole market. 

  • Source: Wizz Air

 

WIZZ AIR HOLDINGS PLC RESULTS FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS TO 31 MARCH 2017

RECORD F17 PROFITABILITY ON 19% PAX GROWTH, F18 PROFIT GUIDANCE OF BETWEEN €250M AND €270M

LSE Ticker: WIZZ
Geneva, 25 May 2017:
Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air” or the “Company”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and

Eastern Europe1, today announces its audited results for the full year ended 31 March 2017 (“FY2017” or “FY17”) for the Company as a whole, and separately for its airline (“Airline”) and tour operator (“Wizz Tours”) business units2.

2017 Full year to 31 March (million)

Passengers carried 23.8 Revenue (€ million) 1,571 EBITDAR (€ million) 538 EBITDAR margin (%) 34.3 Profit for the year (IFRS)3 (million) 246 Profit margin for the year (IFRS) (%) 15.7 Underlying net profit after tax4 (€ million) 225 Underlying profit after tax margin (%) 14.3 Free cash (€ million) 774 Load factor (%) 90.1 Year-end fleet 79

RECORD PROFITABILITY DESPITE CHALLENGING CONDITIONS

2016
(million) Change

20.0 +19% 1,429 +10% 441 +22% 30.8 +3.5pp 193 +28% 13.5 +2.2pp 224 +1% 15.7 -1.3pp 646 +128 88.2 +1.9pp 67 +12

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Total revenue increase of 10% to €1,571 million
o Ticket revenue up 2% to €916 million
o Ancillary revenue up 23% to €655.7 million, ancillary revenue up €0.8 to €27.5 per passenger

  •   Profit for the year (IFRS) was a record €246.0 million, a year on year increase of 27.5%.

  •   Underlying net profit was higher at €225 million amidst industry wide yield pressures

  •   Total cash at the end of March 2017 was €929.9 million of which €774.0 million was free cash.

    AIRLINE AND WIZZ TOURS

    The segmented reporting illustrates the financial performance of the Airline and Wizz Tours business units separately:

Airline: FY17 performance:

o Total unit revenue declined 8.5% to 3.75 euro cents per available seat kilometre (ASK). o Total unit costs fell by 7.8% to 3.15 euro cents per ASK.
o Ex-fuel unit costs decreased by 0.6% to 2.25 euro cents per ASK.
o Fuel unit costs fell by 21.9% to 0.90 euro cents per ASK.

o Reported net profit margin increased 2.2ppt to 15.8%.

o Underlying net profit margin decreased by 1.3ppt to 14.5%.
Wizz Tours: FY17 package holiday revenues of €18.1 million, a fourfold increase year on year.

STRENGTHENING OUR MARKET LEADING POSITION

  •   Passengers carried up 18.9% to 23.8 million and load factor up 1.9 ppt to 90.1% securing Wizz Air’s position as CEE’s leading low cost carrier

  •   Wizz Discount Club membership increased 29% to over 1 million by year end

  •   113 new routes operated including routes to four new CEE destinations and 10 new destinations outside CEE

  •   Opened four new operating bases in Chisinau (Moldova), Kutaisi (Georgia), Iasi and Sibiu (Romania)

  •   Two more operating bases announced during FY2017 in London Luton (UK) and Varna (Bulgaria)

  •   Fleet expansion with 12 new Airbus A321ceo aircraft added during the year taking the fleet to 79 aircraft, a mix of

    63 A320ceos and 16 A321ceos, driving efficiency on lower unit costs

  •   Average aircraft age of 4.4 years, remains one of the youngest fleets of any major European airline

    1 Central and Eastern Europe, or CEE, is a region comprised of Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
    2 Starting from this financial year the Company introduces separate reporting for its airline and tour operator business units. Where a measure is reported

    for a business unit then this is explicitly stated. All other measures and statements relate to the Group as a whole. See also Note 4 to the financial

    statements.
    3
    International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”)
    4 A reconciliation between underlying (non-GAAP) and IFRS profit for the year is set out in the Financial Review and also in Note 5 to the financial statements

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BREXIT

Reiterating that despite the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (“Brexit”), there are no signs of demand weakness on routes to/from the UK. The negative translation effect on British pound revenues due to Brexit in FY2017 is estimated at €17 million, which was absorbed by the rest of Wizz Air’s large and diversified route network.

Commenting on the results, József Váradi, Wizz Air’s Chief Executive Officer said:

“I am pleased to report another year of profitable growth for Wizz Air, which saw passenger numbers in FY2017 increase 19% year-on-year to 23.8 million, against a trading environment of very low fares and increasing fuel prices, proving that our ultra-low cost business model is the right one for the CEE’s number one low cost carrier. We continue to drive our cost base lower to maintain one of the highest profit margins of any European carrier, something to which the exceptional operational and financial performance of our new A321ceo aircraft contributed. We continue to increase the number of brand-new A321ceo which we operate, with the type making up a quarter of our seat capacity at the end of March 2017 and delivering the anticipated double digit cost savings compared to A320ceo aircraft which gives us a clear cost advantage compared to most of our rivals.

The resilience of our ultra-low cost business model combined with our growing, diversified network and our ever stronger balance sheet places Wizz Air in a unique position to exploit the significant market opportunity that exists in the CEE market of over 300 million people. We will continue to expand our route network, drive efficiency in our operating model, grow our ancillary revenue streams and enhance our compelling customer proposition. This winning formula leaves Wizz Air well placed to continue to deliver significant returns for our shareholders.

Growth will continue as a top priority for us and we plan to increase capacity by around 23% and carry nearly 30 million passengers in FY2018. We had a strong start to FY2018 due to the timing of Easter which leaves us optimistic for the year ahead and Group net profit is currently expected to be in a range between €250 million and €270 million in FY2018. This guidance is heavily caveated by the revenue performance for the all-important summer period as well as the second half of FY2018, a period for which we currently have limited visibility.”

ABOUT WIZZ AIR

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 81 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 500 routes from 28 bases, connecting 141 destinations across 42 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 23 million passengers in 2016. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines, as well as 2016 Low Cost Airline of the Year by the Center for Aviation (CAPA), a leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence.

For more information:

Investors: Iain Wetherall, Wizz Air Balint Veres, Wizz Air

Media: Tamara Vallois, Wizz Air:
Edward Bridges / Jonathan Neilan, FTI Consulting LLP:

+41 22 555 9873 +36 1 777 9349

+36 1 777 9324 +44 20 3727 1017

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S REVIEW

Financial performance

The 2017 financial year delivered profitable growth, with passenger numbers increasing by 18.9 per cent. year-on-year to 23.8 million. The trading environment experienced in FY 2017 of very low fares and increasing fuel prices unquestionably favoured our ultra-low-cost business model and we were able to increase our growth rate, strengthen our number one position in CEE and also maintain one of the highest profit margins of any European carrier. Our market leading position, with the combination of one of the highest growth rates and profit margins of all European airlines, makes Wizz Air one of the most exciting airline businesses in Europe.

Operating the most efficient aircraft with the latest technology has always been a key foundation stone of Wizz Air’s ultra-low cost base. Our fleet currently has an average age of just 4.4 years, one of the youngest in Europe. We continue to build on that foundation with a delivery stream of brand new A321ceo aircraft which deliver double digit cost savings compared to

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A320ceo aircraft. At the end of FY 2017 we operated 16 A321ceo aircraft, representing a quarter of the airline\'s seat capacity, which gives us a clear cost advantage compared to most of our rivals.

The resilience of our ultra-low cost business model, which we are convinced is the best model for stimulating air travel in CEE, combined with our growing diversified network and our ever stronger balance sheet places Wizz Air in a unique position to exploit the significant market opportunity that exists in a market of over 300 million people.

Our strong performance was driven by capacity expansion, higher load factors, higher passenger growth and continued improvements to our industry-leading ultra-low-cost base. In numbers, we delivered:

  •   ticketrevenuesthatincreasedby2.3percent.to€915.5million;

  •   ancillaryrevenuethatincreasedby22.7percent.to€655.7million;

  •   totalairlineunitcostthatdecreasedby7.8percent.to€3.15centsperAvailableSeatKilometre(ASK);

  •   a19.7percent.increaseinthecapacityofferedtothemarket(asmeasuredbyASKs),asweextendedanddeepened our network of routes to and from Central and Eastern Europe; and

  •   anincreaseinouraverageloadfactorby1.9percentagepointsto90.1percent.inthefinancialyear,despitesignificant capacity expansion.

    Strategic progress

    The Company is convinced that its strategy of building on its strong network, highly efficient model, compelling customer proposition, solid finances and sound risk management policies will enable it to deliver sustainable growth and returns for Shareholders.

    Wizz Air’s management team enforces rigorous cost control in all aspects of the Group’s business and has created a company-wide business culture that is keenly focused on driving costs lower. The Company believes that this cost advantage protects Wizz Air’s market position, enables it to offer some of the lowest ticket prices in its markets, stimulates demand in its markets and supports continued profitable growth.

    With its ultra-low-cost structure, innovative unbundled pricing strategy, leading market position among low-cost carriers in CEE and track record of expansion in CEE and beyond, the Company believes that it is well positioned to continue to grow profitably. Wizz Air’s infrastructure, including personnel, processes, systems and relationships with suppliers of outsourced services, is scalable and sufficiently flexible to support Wizz Air’s growth plans.

    The Company believes that Wizz Air is a “pioneering” airline in the markets in which it operates by seeking to bring the low- cost carrier concept and Western European aviation standards into currently under-served new Eastern markets and is at the forefront of airline innovation in these new markets. Wizz Air has a strong track record of working with regulators to develop appropriate regulatory structures in non-EU countries. Wizz Air has been able to leverage the know-how, market understanding and cultural awareness of its senior management team and employees to build strong relationships with airport operators, suppliers, governments and regulators in new markets and is able to present itself as a reliable partner that, to date, has never exited from a country where it has established an operating base.

    Strengthened leadership in CEE

    Wizz Air continues to be the clear market leader in Central and Eastern Europe, maintaining our market share of over 39 per cent. of low-cost airline traffic. The expansion of our network with 113 new routes launched in FY 2017 has allowed us to strengthen our position, reaching new customers throughout the region.

    Today we operate in 19 of the 21 CEE countries, serving the market by offering a network of 28 bases and 141 destinations in 42 countries. With a low propensity to travel and low-cost market penetration currently at 40.4 per cent. (source data: Innovata, April 2016 March 2017), there remains a significant opportunity for Wizz Air and we continue to believe that the ultra-low-cost business model is best placed to serve this market. Wherever we operate, Wizz Air brings safe, reliable operations, low fares, hassle-free services and a distinctive brand designed to appeal to the whole market. 

  • Source: Wizz Air

 

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg in Russia. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 27 August and will be operated two times a week. Seats on the new route are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com from just HUF 8,990*.

Saint Petersburg is becoming the second Russian destination available from the Hungarian capital. In September 2013 Wizz Air launched the Budapest – Moscow service, and since then carried 440 thousand passengers between the two capitals.  

Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city is a major port on the Baltic sea at the delta of the river Neva. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great and once the capital of the Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg is considered to be the country’s cultural capital. With its breathtaking location and uniquely preserved architectural monuments, the city offers countless sights for visitors to discover: over 200 museums, including the Hermitage, one of the largest art collections of the world, numerous palaces, art galleries, and a diverse cultural life ranging from classical music and ballet to the avant-garde and modern festivals. In addition to its World Heritage listed cultural and historical treasures, Saint Petersburg is a major trade gateway, and one of the main financial and industrial centers of Russia.

Following the recent commencement of nine routes and the announcement of the Bordeaux, Astana and Frankfurt services, Saint Petersburg is already the 13th destination the airline will start operating flights from Budapest to in 2017. The airline now connects the Hungarian capital with 63 cities across Europe and beyond, which makes its Budapest offer the most diverse one in the  entire WIZZ network.

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 12 aircraft in the country, employing more than 1,000 people in flight crew, cabin crew, office and supporting functions. In 2016, 3.7 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents 23% growth year over year. Based on the 2016 figures the airline’s operations support over 2,800 indirect local jobs**.

WIZZ now offers 69 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 29 countries across Europe and beyond.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTE FROM BUDAPEST

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Saint Petersburg

Wednesday, Sunday /

Tuesday, Saturday***

27 August

HUF 8,990

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “As the de facto national carrier of Hungary, we are proud to announce today a long-awaited WIZZ route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg, establishing the only direct air connection between Hungary and the cultural capital of Russia. Similar to our Budapest-Moscow service, we expect that our second route to Russia will stimulate economic, business and trade relations between the two countries and we are also confident that our low fares will attract a large number of leisure travelers to both cities, stimulating tourism and hospitality industries. We remain strongly committed to Hungary and our Hungarian customers and continue to develop our ever growing low-fare network bringing ever more opportunities to the country.”

 *one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

*** From 27 August until 25 October: Wednesday; Sunday; from 31 October: Tuesday, Saturday  

Source: www.wizzair.com 

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg in Russia. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 27 August and will be operated two times a week. Seats on the new route are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com from just HUF 8,990*.

Saint Petersburg is becoming the second Russian destination available from the Hungarian capital. In September 2013 Wizz Air launched the Budapest – Moscow service, and since then carried 440 thousand passengers between the two capitals.  

Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city is a major port on the Baltic sea at the delta of the river Neva. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great and once the capital of the Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg is considered to be the country’s cultural capital. With its breathtaking location and uniquely preserved architectural monuments, the city offers countless sights for visitors to discover: over 200 museums, including the Hermitage, one of the largest art collections of the world, numerous palaces, art galleries, and a diverse cultural life ranging from classical music and ballet to the avant-garde and modern festivals. In addition to its World Heritage listed cultural and historical treasures, Saint Petersburg is a major trade gateway, and one of the main financial and industrial centers of Russia.

Following the recent commencement of nine routes and the announcement of the Bordeaux, Astana and Frankfurt services, Saint Petersburg is already the 13th destination the airline will start operating flights from Budapest to in 2017. The airline now connects the Hungarian capital with 63 cities across Europe and beyond, which makes its Budapest offer the most diverse one in the  entire WIZZ network.

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 12 aircraft in the country, employing more than 1,000 people in flight crew, cabin crew, office and supporting functions. In 2016, 3.7 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents 23% growth year over year. Based on the 2016 figures the airline’s operations support over 2,800 indirect local jobs**.

WIZZ now offers 69 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 29 countries across Europe and beyond.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTE FROM BUDAPEST

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Saint Petersburg

Wednesday, Sunday /

Tuesday, Saturday***

27 August

HUF 8,990

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “As the de facto national carrier of Hungary, we are proud to announce today a long-awaited WIZZ route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg, establishing the only direct air connection between Hungary and the cultural capital of Russia. Similar to our Budapest-Moscow service, we expect that our second route to Russia will stimulate economic, business and trade relations between the two countries and we are also confident that our low fares will attract a large number of leisure travelers to both cities, stimulating tourism and hospitality industries. We remain strongly committed to Hungary and our Hungarian customers and continue to develop our ever growing low-fare network bringing ever more opportunities to the country.”

 *one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

*** From 27 August until 25 October: Wednesday; Sunday; from 31 October: Tuesday, Saturday  

Source: www.wizzair.com 

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg in Russia. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 27 August and will be operated two times a week. Seats on the new route are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com from just HUF 8,990*.

Saint Petersburg is becoming the second Russian destination available from the Hungarian capital. In September 2013 Wizz Air launched the Budapest – Moscow service, and since then carried 440 thousand passengers between the two capitals.  

Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city is a major port on the Baltic sea at the delta of the river Neva. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great and once the capital of the Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg is considered to be the country’s cultural capital. With its breathtaking location and uniquely preserved architectural monuments, the city offers countless sights for visitors to discover: over 200 museums, including the Hermitage, one of the largest art collections of the world, numerous palaces, art galleries, and a diverse cultural life ranging from classical music and ballet to the avant-garde and modern festivals. In addition to its World Heritage listed cultural and historical treasures, Saint Petersburg is a major trade gateway, and one of the main financial and industrial centers of Russia.

Following the recent commencement of nine routes and the announcement of the Bordeaux, Astana and Frankfurt services, Saint Petersburg is already the 13th destination the airline will start operating flights from Budapest to in 2017. The airline now connects the Hungarian capital with 63 cities across Europe and beyond, which makes its Budapest offer the most diverse one in the  entire WIZZ network.

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 12 aircraft in the country, employing more than 1,000 people in flight crew, cabin crew, office and supporting functions. In 2016, 3.7 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents 23% growth year over year. Based on the 2016 figures the airline’s operations support over 2,800 indirect local jobs**.

WIZZ now offers 69 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 29 countries across Europe and beyond.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTE FROM BUDAPEST

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Saint Petersburg

Wednesday, Sunday /

Tuesday, Saturday***

27 August

HUF 8,990

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “As the de facto national carrier of Hungary, we are proud to announce today a long-awaited WIZZ route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg, establishing the only direct air connection between Hungary and the cultural capital of Russia. Similar to our Budapest-Moscow service, we expect that our second route to Russia will stimulate economic, business and trade relations between the two countries and we are also confident that our low fares will attract a large number of leisure travelers to both cities, stimulating tourism and hospitality industries. We remain strongly committed to Hungary and our Hungarian customers and continue to develop our ever growing low-fare network bringing ever more opportunities to the country.”

 *one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

*** From 27 August until 25 October: Wednesday; Sunday; from 31 October: Tuesday, Saturday  

Source: www.wizzair.com 

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg in Russia. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 27 August and will be operated two times a week. Seats on the new route are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com from just HUF 8,990*.

Saint Petersburg is becoming the second Russian destination available from the Hungarian capital. In September 2013 Wizz Air launched the Budapest – Moscow service, and since then carried 440 thousand passengers between the two capitals.  

Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city is a major port on the Baltic sea at the delta of the river Neva. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great and once the capital of the Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg is considered to be the country’s cultural capital. With its breathtaking location and uniquely preserved architectural monuments, the city offers countless sights for visitors to discover: over 200 museums, including the Hermitage, one of the largest art collections of the world, numerous palaces, art galleries, and a diverse cultural life ranging from classical music and ballet to the avant-garde and modern festivals. In addition to its World Heritage listed cultural and historical treasures, Saint Petersburg is a major trade gateway, and one of the main financial and industrial centers of Russia.

Following the recent commencement of nine routes and the announcement of the Bordeaux, Astana and Frankfurt services, Saint Petersburg is already the 13th destination the airline will start operating flights from Budapest to in 2017. The airline now connects the Hungarian capital with 63 cities across Europe and beyond, which makes its Budapest offer the most diverse one in the  entire WIZZ network.

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 12 aircraft in the country, employing more than 1,000 people in flight crew, cabin crew, office and supporting functions. In 2016, 3.7 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents 23% growth year over year. Based on the 2016 figures the airline’s operations support over 2,800 indirect local jobs**.

WIZZ now offers 69 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 29 countries across Europe and beyond.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTE FROM BUDAPEST

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Saint Petersburg

Wednesday, Sunday /

Tuesday, Saturday***

27 August

HUF 8,990

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “As the de facto national carrier of Hungary, we are proud to announce today a long-awaited WIZZ route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg, establishing the only direct air connection between Hungary and the cultural capital of Russia. Similar to our Budapest-Moscow service, we expect that our second route to Russia will stimulate economic, business and trade relations between the two countries and we are also confident that our low fares will attract a large number of leisure travelers to both cities, stimulating tourism and hospitality industries. We remain strongly committed to Hungary and our Hungarian customers and continue to develop our ever growing low-fare network bringing ever more opportunities to the country.”

 *one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

*** From 27 August until 25 October: Wednesday; Sunday; from 31 October: Tuesday, Saturday  

Source: www.wizzair.com 

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg in Russia. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 27 August and will be operated two times a week. Seats on the new route are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com from just HUF 8,990*.

Saint Petersburg is becoming the second Russian destination available from the Hungarian capital. In September 2013 Wizz Air launched the Budapest – Moscow service, and since then carried 440 thousand passengers between the two capitals.  

Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city is a major port on the Baltic sea at the delta of the river Neva. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great and once the capital of the Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg is considered to be the country’s cultural capital. With its breathtaking location and uniquely preserved architectural monuments, the city offers countless sights for visitors to discover: over 200 museums, including the Hermitage, one of the largest art collections of the world, numerous palaces, art galleries, and a diverse cultural life ranging from classical music and ballet to the avant-garde and modern festivals. In addition to its World Heritage listed cultural and historical treasures, Saint Petersburg is a major trade gateway, and one of the main financial and industrial centers of Russia.

Following the recent commencement of nine routes and the announcement of the Bordeaux, Astana and Frankfurt services, Saint Petersburg is already the 13th destination the airline will start operating flights from Budapest to in 2017. The airline now connects the Hungarian capital with 63 cities across Europe and beyond, which makes its Budapest offer the most diverse one in the  entire WIZZ network.

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 12 aircraft in the country, employing more than 1,000 people in flight crew, cabin crew, office and supporting functions. In 2016, 3.7 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents 23% growth year over year. Based on the 2016 figures the airline’s operations support over 2,800 indirect local jobs**.

WIZZ now offers 69 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 29 countries across Europe and beyond.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTE FROM BUDAPEST

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Saint Petersburg

Wednesday, Sunday /

Tuesday, Saturday***

27 August

HUF 8,990

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “As the de facto national carrier of Hungary, we are proud to announce today a long-awaited WIZZ route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg, establishing the only direct air connection between Hungary and the cultural capital of Russia. Similar to our Budapest-Moscow service, we expect that our second route to Russia will stimulate economic, business and trade relations between the two countries and we are also confident that our low fares will attract a large number of leisure travelers to both cities, stimulating tourism and hospitality industries. We remain strongly committed to Hungary and our Hungarian customers and continue to develop our ever growing low-fare network bringing ever more opportunities to the country.”

 *one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

*** From 27 August until 25 October: Wednesday; Sunday; from 31 October: Tuesday, Saturday  

Source: www.wizzair.com 

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg in Russia. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 27 August and will be operated two times a week. Seats on the new route are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com from just HUF 8,990*.

Saint Petersburg is becoming the second Russian destination available from the Hungarian capital. In September 2013 Wizz Air launched the Budapest – Moscow service, and since then carried 440 thousand passengers between the two capitals.  

Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city is a major port on the Baltic sea at the delta of the river Neva. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great and once the capital of the Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg is considered to be the country’s cultural capital. With its breathtaking location and uniquely preserved architectural monuments, the city offers countless sights for visitors to discover: over 200 museums, including the Hermitage, one of the largest art collections of the world, numerous palaces, art galleries, and a diverse cultural life ranging from classical music and ballet to the avant-garde and modern festivals. In addition to its World Heritage listed cultural and historical treasures, Saint Petersburg is a major trade gateway, and one of the main financial and industrial centers of Russia.

Following the recent commencement of nine routes and the announcement of the Bordeaux, Astana and Frankfurt services, Saint Petersburg is already the 13th destination the airline will start operating flights from Budapest to in 2017. The airline now connects the Hungarian capital with 63 cities across Europe and beyond, which makes its Budapest offer the most diverse one in the  entire WIZZ network.

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 12 aircraft in the country, employing more than 1,000 people in flight crew, cabin crew, office and supporting functions. In 2016, 3.7 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents 23% growth year over year. Based on the 2016 figures the airline’s operations support over 2,800 indirect local jobs**.

WIZZ now offers 69 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 29 countries across Europe and beyond.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTE FROM BUDAPEST

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Saint Petersburg

Wednesday, Sunday /

Tuesday, Saturday***

27 August

HUF 8,990

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “As the de facto national carrier of Hungary, we are proud to announce today a long-awaited WIZZ route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg, establishing the only direct air connection between Hungary and the cultural capital of Russia. Similar to our Budapest-Moscow service, we expect that our second route to Russia will stimulate economic, business and trade relations between the two countries and we are also confident that our low fares will attract a large number of leisure travelers to both cities, stimulating tourism and hospitality industries. We remain strongly committed to Hungary and our Hungarian customers and continue to develop our ever growing low-fare network bringing ever more opportunities to the country.”

 *one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

*** From 27 August until 25 October: Wednesday; Sunday; from 31 October: Tuesday, Saturday  

Source: www.wizzair.com 

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg in Russia. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 27 August and will be operated two times a week. Seats on the new route are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com from just HUF 8,990*.

Saint Petersburg is becoming the second Russian destination available from the Hungarian capital. In September 2013 Wizz Air launched the Budapest – Moscow service, and since then carried 440 thousand passengers between the two capitals.  

Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city is a major port on the Baltic sea at the delta of the river Neva. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great and once the capital of the Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg is considered to be the country’s cultural capital. With its breathtaking location and uniquely preserved architectural monuments, the city offers countless sights for visitors to discover: over 200 museums, including the Hermitage, one of the largest art collections of the world, numerous palaces, art galleries, and a diverse cultural life ranging from classical music and ballet to the avant-garde and modern festivals. In addition to its World Heritage listed cultural and historical treasures, Saint Petersburg is a major trade gateway, and one of the main financial and industrial centers of Russia.

Following the recent commencement of nine routes and the announcement of the Bordeaux, Astana and Frankfurt services, Saint Petersburg is already the 13th destination the airline will start operating flights from Budapest to in 2017. The airline now connects the Hungarian capital with 63 cities across Europe and beyond, which makes its Budapest offer the most diverse one in the  entire WIZZ network.

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 12 aircraft in the country, employing more than 1,000 people in flight crew, cabin crew, office and supporting functions. In 2016, 3.7 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents 23% growth year over year. Based on the 2016 figures the airline’s operations support over 2,800 indirect local jobs**.

WIZZ now offers 69 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 29 countries across Europe and beyond.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTE FROM BUDAPEST

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Saint Petersburg

Wednesday, Sunday /

Tuesday, Saturday***

27 August

HUF 8,990

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “As the de facto national carrier of Hungary, we are proud to announce today a long-awaited WIZZ route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg, establishing the only direct air connection between Hungary and the cultural capital of Russia. Similar to our Budapest-Moscow service, we expect that our second route to Russia will stimulate economic, business and trade relations between the two countries and we are also confident that our low fares will attract a large number of leisure travelers to both cities, stimulating tourism and hospitality industries. We remain strongly committed to Hungary and our Hungarian customers and continue to develop our ever growing low-fare network bringing ever more opportunities to the country.”

 *one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

*** From 27 August until 25 October: Wednesday; Sunday; from 31 October: Tuesday, Saturday  

Source: www.wizzair.com 

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg in Russia. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 27 August and will be operated two times a week. Seats on the new route are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com from just HUF 8,990*.

Saint Petersburg is becoming the second Russian destination available from the Hungarian capital. In September 2013 Wizz Air launched the Budapest – Moscow service, and since then carried 440 thousand passengers between the two capitals.  

Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city is a major port on the Baltic sea at the delta of the river Neva. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great and once the capital of the Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg is considered to be the country’s cultural capital. With its breathtaking location and uniquely preserved architectural monuments, the city offers countless sights for visitors to discover: over 200 museums, including the Hermitage, one of the largest art collections of the world, numerous palaces, art galleries, and a diverse cultural life ranging from classical music and ballet to the avant-garde and modern festivals. In addition to its World Heritage listed cultural and historical treasures, Saint Petersburg is a major trade gateway, and one of the main financial and industrial centers of Russia.

Following the recent commencement of nine routes and the announcement of the Bordeaux, Astana and Frankfurt services, Saint Petersburg is already the 13th destination the airline will start operating flights from Budapest to in 2017. The airline now connects the Hungarian capital with 63 cities across Europe and beyond, which makes its Budapest offer the most diverse one in the  entire WIZZ network.

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 12 aircraft in the country, employing more than 1,000 people in flight crew, cabin crew, office and supporting functions. In 2016, 3.7 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents 23% growth year over year. Based on the 2016 figures the airline’s operations support over 2,800 indirect local jobs**.

WIZZ now offers 69 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 29 countries across Europe and beyond.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTE FROM BUDAPEST

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Saint Petersburg

Wednesday, Sunday /

Tuesday, Saturday***

27 August

HUF 8,990

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “As the de facto national carrier of Hungary, we are proud to announce today a long-awaited WIZZ route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg, establishing the only direct air connection between Hungary and the cultural capital of Russia. Similar to our Budapest-Moscow service, we expect that our second route to Russia will stimulate economic, business and trade relations between the two countries and we are also confident that our low fares will attract a large number of leisure travelers to both cities, stimulating tourism and hospitality industries. We remain strongly committed to Hungary and our Hungarian customers and continue to develop our ever growing low-fare network bringing ever more opportunities to the country.”

 *one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

*** From 27 August until 25 October: Wednesday; Sunday; from 31 October: Tuesday, Saturday  

Source: www.wizzair.com 

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg in Russia. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 27 August and will be operated two times a week. Seats on the new route are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com from just HUF 8,990*.

Saint Petersburg is becoming the second Russian destination available from the Hungarian capital. In September 2013 Wizz Air launched the Budapest – Moscow service, and since then carried 440 thousand passengers between the two capitals.  

Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city is a major port on the Baltic sea at the delta of the river Neva. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great and once the capital of the Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg is considered to be the country’s cultural capital. With its breathtaking location and uniquely preserved architectural monuments, the city offers countless sights for visitors to discover: over 200 museums, including the Hermitage, one of the largest art collections of the world, numerous palaces, art galleries, and a diverse cultural life ranging from classical music and ballet to the avant-garde and modern festivals. In addition to its World Heritage listed cultural and historical treasures, Saint Petersburg is a major trade gateway, and one of the main financial and industrial centers of Russia.

Following the recent commencement of nine routes and the announcement of the Bordeaux, Astana and Frankfurt services, Saint Petersburg is already the 13th destination the airline will start operating flights from Budapest to in 2017. The airline now connects the Hungarian capital with 63 cities across Europe and beyond, which makes its Budapest offer the most diverse one in the  entire WIZZ network.

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 12 aircraft in the country, employing more than 1,000 people in flight crew, cabin crew, office and supporting functions. In 2016, 3.7 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents 23% growth year over year. Based on the 2016 figures the airline’s operations support over 2,800 indirect local jobs**.

WIZZ now offers 69 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 29 countries across Europe and beyond.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTE FROM BUDAPEST

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Saint Petersburg

Wednesday, Sunday /

Tuesday, Saturday***

27 August

HUF 8,990

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “As the de facto national carrier of Hungary, we are proud to announce today a long-awaited WIZZ route from Budapest to Saint Petersburg, establishing the only direct air connection between Hungary and the cultural capital of Russia. Similar to our Budapest-Moscow service, we expect that our second route to Russia will stimulate economic, business and trade relations between the two countries and we are also confident that our low fares will attract a large number of leisure travelers to both cities, stimulating tourism and hospitality industries. We remain strongly committed to Hungary and our Hungarian customers and continue to develop our ever growing low-fare network bringing ever more opportunities to the country.”

 *one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

*** From 27 August until 25 October: Wednesday; Sunday; from 31 October: Tuesday, Saturday  

Source: www.wizzair.com 

Debrecen, 30 March 2017: Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced the title sponsorship of Debrecen Airport Run, a unique running race, which will take place on the airport’s runway on 22 April.

This announcement once again underlines Wizz Air’s long-standing commitment to mobilize people and promote active lifestyle. The airline is already the title sponsor of several running events in its base cities across Europe. The Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, the Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon, the Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon, the Wizz Air Kosice Runway Run and the Wizz Air Skopje Marathon are popular running events among both local professional and amateur runners as well as visitors of the cities.

Since its first commercial Debrecen flight in 2012, Wizz Air has constantly expanded its Debrecen network. In 2015, Wizz Air established base operations in the city creating a number of local jobs with the airline and its business partners, while bringing affordable travel to even more Hungarian customers. In 2016, Wizz Air carried 278,000 passengers on its Debrecen routes supporting over 200 local jobs.

Wizz Air now offers six low-fare routes from Debrecen.

Speaking at a press conference in Debrecen today, Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said:“We are excited to announce yet another remarkable WIZZ running event.  The title sponsorship of the Wizz Air Debrecen Airport Run once again underlines our commitment to both the Hajdu-Bihar county and active lifestyle and we are sure this unique running event will be popular among experienced as well as beginner runners. Low-fare flying and running have a lot in common: they mobilize people, bring new experience and are affordable for everyone. WIZZ offers outstanding opportunities for both: sport and travel and we encourage all our customers not to miss out on these. See you on the runway on 22 April!”

-ENDS –

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 79 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 500 routes from 28 bases, connecting 138 destinations across 40 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 23 million passengers in 2016. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines, as well as 2016 Low Cost Airline of the Year by the Center for Aviation (CAPA), a leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence.

For more information:

Gabor Vasarhelyi, Wizz Air Group, +3617779412

Follow us on Twitter: @wizzair

 

Notes for Editors:

 

  • All flights operated on Airbus A320 aircraft, with 180 seats and A321 aircraft with 230 seats
  • New Airbus A321 deliveries started in November 2015
  • For free pictures of aircraft, crews and logo library please visit http://wizzair.com/en-GB/press
  • More information on Debrecen Airport Run:

http://debrunwayrun.hu/

 

 

 

Debrecen, 30 March 2017: Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced the title sponsorship of Debrecen Airport Run, a unique running race, which will take place on the airport’s runway on 22 April.

This announcement once again underlines Wizz Air’s long-standing commitment to mobilize people and promote active lifestyle. The airline is already the title sponsor of several running events in its base cities across Europe. The Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, the Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon, the Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon, the Wizz Air Kosice Runway Run and the Wizz Air Skopje Marathon are popular running events among both local professional and amateur runners as well as visitors of the cities.

Since its first commercial Debrecen flight in 2012, Wizz Air has constantly expanded its Debrecen network. In 2015, Wizz Air established base operations in the city creating a number of local jobs with the airline and its business partners, while bringing affordable travel to even more Hungarian customers. In 2016, Wizz Air carried 278,000 passengers on its Debrecen routes supporting over 200 local jobs.

Wizz Air now offers six low-fare routes from Debrecen.

Speaking at a press conference in Debrecen today, Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said:“We are excited to announce yet another remarkable WIZZ running event.  The title sponsorship of the Wizz Air Debrecen Airport Run once again underlines our commitment to both the Hajdu-Bihar county and active lifestyle and we are sure this unique running event will be popular among experienced as well as beginner runners. Low-fare flying and running have a lot in common: they mobilize people, bring new experience and are affordable for everyone. WIZZ offers outstanding opportunities for both: sport and travel and we encourage all our customers not to miss out on these. See you on the runway on 22 April!”

-ENDS –

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 79 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 500 routes from 28 bases, connecting 138 destinations across 40 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 23 million passengers in 2016. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines, as well as 2016 Low Cost Airline of the Year by the Center for Aviation (CAPA), a leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence.

For more information:

Gabor Vasarhelyi, Wizz Air Group, +3617779412

Follow us on Twitter: @wizzair

 

Notes for Editors:

 

  • All flights operated on Airbus A320 aircraft, with 180 seats and A321 aircraft with 230 seats
  • New Airbus A321 deliveries started in November 2015
  • For free pictures of aircraft, crews and logo library please visit http://wizzair.com/en-GB/press
  • More information on Debrecen Airport Run:

http://debrunwayrun.hu/

 

 

 

Debrecen, 16 December 2016: Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today celebrated the first anniversary of its Debrecen base. The airline based one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft in Debrecen on 16 December 2015, after three years of successful cooperation with Debrecen Airport, creating 36 direct jobs and bringing more opportunities to the region.

At the press conference held on the occasion of this memorable milestone, WIZZ announced that it will start operating a new route from Debrecen to Tel Aviv, Israel. The new service will commence on 26 March 2017 with two weekly flights. Seats are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com with fares starting from as low as HUF 8,990*.

Since its first commercial flight in 2012, Wizz Air has constantly expanded its Debrecen network, which now consists of six low-fare routes. In the first eleven months of 2016, Wizz Air carried 258,000 passengers on its Debrecen routes, which represents a 92% growth year over year. The airline’s operations supports over 200** local jobs on an annual base stimulating aviation, transportation, hospitality and tourism industries.

Wizz Air currently operates two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 11 aircraft in the country and recently announced an additional aircraft to join the Budapest fleet from April 2017, employing more than 1,000 people in flight crew, cabin crew, office and supporting functions. With its new Debrecen service, WIZZ now offers 65 routes to 28 countries from Hungary.  

Wizz Air celebrates the base anniversary milestone with a remarkable 20% off*** all flights to and from Debrecen. This massive one-day sale means even greater savings for both Hungarian customers and their visitors.

 

 

WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTE FROM DEBRECEN:

 

Destination

Days

Starts

Fares From*

Tel Aviv

Wednesday, Sunday

26 March

HUF 8,990 /  EUR 29.99

 

Speaking at a press conference in Debrecen today, Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said:“The first commercial WIZZ flight took off from Debrecen Airport in 2012 and since then, we carried 700,000 passengers on our low-fare Debrecen routes. In 2015 we established base operations in the city creating a number of local jobs with the airline and our business partners, while bringing affordable travel to even more Hungarian customers. Today we celebrate the first anniversary of our base with an exciting announcement of the newest destination in our Debrecen network. Tel Aviv is now available on our low fares from Debrecen and we are sure customers will enjoy visiting the “city that never sleeps”, which is known for its rich cultural heritage, excellent cuisine and bubbling nightlife.  We remain committed to our Hungarian customers and look forward to continuing our fruitful cooperation with Debrecen Airport as we bring more opportunities to Hajdu Bihar county. Our friendly crew looks forward to welcoming you on board a WIZZ flight with a smile!”

October 6, 2016

Latvian low-cost airline Air Baltic today (5 October) announced its return to Aberdeen International Airport with a route to Riga for summer 2017.

The airline, which hasn’t flown from Aberdeen since September 2014, will operate three flights a week to the Latvian capital from May to September next year.

Carol Benzie, Managing Director of Aberdeen International Airport, said: “This is brilliant news from Air Baltic and it will be fantastic to welcome them back to Aberdeen next summer. We are continually working to strengthen our route network and I’m delighted to add the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Riga to our ever-expanding list of leisure routes.

“The route will also provide Aberdeen holidaymakers with easy access to a number of increasingly popular destinations in the Baltic states, such as Tallinn, Palanga and Vilnius, which was one of the most requested destinations in a leisure survey we undertook with our local community earlier this year.

“Furthermore, Aberdeen is one of the top five most requested destinations amongst Air Baltic’s passengers, which suggests that this route also has huge potential to generate significant in- bound tourism for Aberdeen.”

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of Air Baltic, said: “Air Baltic provides the world with an important link to the Baltic region. As part of our Horizon 2021 business plan, we will improve our connections to key airports by opening at least eight new routes in 2017.”

The launch of the Riga route will coincide with the completion of phase one of Aberdeen International Airport’s £20million terminal transformation project, which will deliver a two-storey extension with new immigration and baggage reclaim facilities. Air Baltic’s return to Aberdeen follows the earlier announcement that Ryanair will also return to the city in 2017 with new routes to holiday hotspots Alicante, Malaga and Faro.

Source: Aberdeen Airport

October 6, 2016

Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for August showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 4.6% compared to the year-ago period. This represented a slowing from the 6.4% increase recorded in July (revised). August capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 5.8%, and load factor slipped 0.9 percentage points to 83.8%.

"Growth in passenger demand dipped to 4.6%. While that's disappointing compared to the previous month's performance, it is still healthy growth. And although terrorist attacks in Europe have dampened demand, the impact is ebbing," said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's Director General and CEO.

International Passenger Markets

August international passenger demand rose 4.7% compared to August 2015. All regions recorded increases, but growth was dominated by airlines in the Middle East. Capacity climbed 6.5%, causing load factor to slide 1.4 percentage points to 83.9%.

Asia-Pacific airlines' August traffic climbed 5.6% compared to the year-ago period. Capacity rose 6.8% and load factor slipped down 0.9 percentage points to 81.9%. There are signs of Asian travelers continuing to be put-off by recent terrorism in Europe. Traffic on Europe-Asia routes grew just 1.5% in July, the most recent month for which route-specific figures are available, while international traffic growth on routes within Asia accelerated to 9.9%.

European carriers saw August demand climb 3.3% year-on-year. European traffic continues to be affected by the impact of terrorism, however, there are indications this may be easing. Capacity rose 5.1%, which caused load factor to drop 1.6 percentage points to 86.6%--which still was the highest among regions.

Middle Eastern carriers posted a 10.3% traffic increase in August, while capacity climbed 13.7%, resulting in a 2.5 percentage point fall in load factor to 81.2%.

North American airlines' international demand rose 1.8% compared to August a year ago. However, seasonally-adjusted traffic has risen at an annualized rate of 7% since March, supported by transpacific demand and leisure routes to Central America and the Caribbean. Capacity rose 3.8%, causing load factor to drop 1.7 percentage points to 85.3%.

Latin American airlines experienced a 6.7% demand rise compared to the same month last year, helped by strong demand on international routes within the region, spurred in part by the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. Capacity increased by 4.0% and load factor rose 2.1 percentage points to 84.0%. Carriers in this region were the only ones to see a rise in load factor compared to the year- ago period.

African airlines' traffic climbed 1.8% in August. International growth has tracked sideways since the start of the year, reflecting challenges in the major economies. Capacity rose 3.1%, with the result that load factor slipped 1.0 percentage point to 75.6%, lowest among regions.

Domestic Passenger Markets

Demand for domestic travel climbed 4.3% in August compared to August 2015, which was slightly exceeded by a 4.4% increase in capacity. Load factor slid 0.1 percentage points to 83.6%. All markets reported demand increases with the exception of Brazil and Russia, with India and China reporting double-digit rises.

Russia's domestic traffic fell 2.7% but the failure of Transaero last year has taken significant capacity out of the market, and load factor reached a record high for the month at 86.5%. It was also the highest among the domestic markets tracked by IATA.

US airlines' domestic traffic climbed just 1% year-on-year in August and traffic has trended sideways in seasonally-adjusted terms since late 2015.

The Bottom Line : "Lower airfares are a major factor sustaining demand for air travel. And airline profitability is stronger than ever as a result of a better industry structure and efficiency gains. But the lingering impact of terrorist attacks in Europe earlier in the year reminds us that the aviation industry is vulnerable to many external factors beyond its control. The risks- including the normal ups and downs of the business cycle-won't go away. The industry has improved resilience along with its profitability. That will be critical to responding quickly should the business environment change," said de Juniac.

Source: IATA

October 6, 2016

easyJet has today put its spring flights on sale for 2017 with a record number of flights and routes available for passengers to book now.

Over 138,780 additional flights are set to take flight across easyJet's network between 26th March and 25th June 2017 - including the Easter and May half term periods - providing seats for more than 23.5 million passengers. Of these, more than 16.1 million additional seats are now on sale to and from the UK alone on just over 94,870 flights.

Seats are now on sale.

Sophie Dekkers, easyJet's UK Director, said:

"We're really pleased to be putting our flights for spring 2017 on sale today, where our passengers can look forward to more low fares to their favourite European destinations.

"For those looking to jet off on holiday, we have a number of exciting destinations to choose from - whether you're looking for a beach break or an active adventure, we really do have something for everyone.

"Passengers travelling for business can also take advantage of our regular and convenient flight times to major city airports across our network.

"We're always looking to make travel as easy as possible for our passengers and our mobile app is designed to do just that. Passengers can search and book flights in a matter of seconds, and when it comes to payment, using Apple Pay is the fastest way to checkout.

"Our app also enables passengers to get live flight tracking and updates direct from our Operations Control Centre, download their boarding passes straight to their mobile phone - and for those travelling from Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick and Newcastle, you'll be able to get real-time, personalised notifications that directly inform you when you need to go to the gate or which baggage reclaim belt to head for."

easyJet has bases across 11 UK airports and flies more than 830 routes on its network across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

easyJet Holidays (www.easyjet.com/holidays) has also gone on sale for the same period, with early booking discounts of £45 off bookings of 5 nights or more (full T&C's below). The huge range of holidays on offer includes value for money 3 star hotels, good quality four star hotels and 5 star luxury - all very competitively priced and ATOL protected.

Source: EasyJet

Hungarian low-fare airline Wizz Air yesterday (21 Sep) launched its first direct route between Hungary’s Budapest and Romania’s Bucharest, according to a press report issued today (22 Sep).

The first flight took off from Budapest with 151 passengers and returned to the Hungarian capital with 176 on board. The new scheduled flight will operate three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. 

Wizz Air, which says it has a staff of more 1,000 in the air and on the ground, has increased its capacity by 27% thus far this year. The carrier is planning to launch another seven new flights between now and next year to Fuerteventura, Sofia, Lanzarote, Faro, Hannover, Bergen and Lamezia Terme.  

Source: BBJ & Wizzair

CEE AVIATION CONFERENCE’S 2016 ANNUAL EVENT

The CEE Aviation Conference 2016 will cover the latest industry news and updates, current technologies and future trends of the aviation sector. We also aim to analyze airline and airport business development strategies in the CEE region, all while providing business networking opportunities for guests, sponsors, speakers and the media.

Taking place 11-12 October in the Continental Zara Hotel in Budapest, Hungary, the conference features Great Speakers confirmed at the conference:

 

Dr. Michael Kerkloh, CEO & President, Munich Airport, Mr Ofer Kisch, Regional Director, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Mr Thomas Reynaert, Managing Director of Airlines for Europe A4E, Mr Gediminas Almantas , CEO, Lithuanian Airports, Ms Anca Apahidean, Area Manager Eastern Europe, IATA, Mr.Tony Barker, CEO, PAXPORT, Mr David Gomes- Commercial Director, TRAVELPORT, Mr Gyula Hangyál Head of ATM, Hungarocontrol,Mr Wolfgang Fasching, Head of Handling Services of Vienna Airport, Ms. Skaist Knyzait, Managing Director of AviationCV.

The CEE region is currently among the most dynamic regions in Europe. Its aviation industry is experiencing a rapid growth which follows the trend among Western European countries. Strong industrialization in the recent years along with more disposable income is driving the aviation sector on both corporate and recreational levels. Flag carriers are maintaining growth and are turning profitable due in part to lower oil prices. And so LCC carriers are set for exponential growth. Our aim is for the conference to be the Business Forum in the long run for the region’s industry leaders and in doing so,  to offer a strong networking opportunity to do business and to exchange best practices.

Several sessions and presentations, case studies and best practice sessions will take place on 11-12 October. EU Commission, IATA, E4U and Europe and CEE’s prominent Airline and Airport Heads will discuss the latest trends and deliver their best practice models with the aim to take the CEE region to a next level. The 2016 CEE Aviation Annual Conference will provide a forum to reflect on the relationship between the internationalization through aviation and institutional responses to these important global challenges.

 

Conference subthemes include

·         NEW AVIATION STRATEGY FOR EUROPE

·         European Airspace Modernization, Routes to Prosperity

·         Market opportunities in the CEE region

·         HUB/Regional Airport challenges in the CEE region

·         ‘Labs’ How Travelport is developing and incubating the future of Travel Distribution”

·         The future of ATC-s: HungaroControl’s pioneering remote Tower concept

·         Merchandising Distribution System

·         HR SHORTAGE in Aviation: A HEADACHE FOR EVERYONE?

·         The digital revolution of the travel/aviation industry

 

For additional information and registration on the 2016 CEE AVIATION CONFERENCE please contact:

 

Mr. Laszlo TAMAS, Founder, Conference Director

Phone: +36 30 367 3675

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web:    www.cee-aviation.com

Register: http://www.cee-aviation.com/register

 

 

Ryanair last week revealed summer 2017 traffic program for Poland, as the airline plans to expand service at Gdansk, Krakow and Szczecin. Planned operation as follow.

New Routes:
Gdansk – Vaxjo eff 26MAR17 2 weekly (Day 47)
Krakow – Chania eff 01APR17 1 weekly (Day 6)
Krakow – Lourdes eff 26MAR17 2 weekly (Day 47)
Krakow – Pescara eff 27MAR17 2 weekly (Day 15)
Krakow – Porto eff 27MAR17 2 weekly (Day 15)
Krakow – Venice Treviso eff 29MAR17 2 weekly (Day 36)
Szczecin – Warsaw Chopin eff 26MAR17 1 daily

These routes will continue to operate in summer season, on/after 26MAR17:
Gdansk – Belfast International 2 weekly (Day 36)
Gdansk – Milan Bergamo 3 weekly (Day 246)
Gdansk – Newcastle 2 weekly (Day 15)
Gdansk – Oslo Torp 6 weekly (Day x4)
Gdansk – Warsaw Chopin 3 daily
Krakow – Belfast International 3 weekly (Day 247)
Krakow – Bournemouth 2 weekly (Day 15)
Krakow – Oslo Torp 8 weekly (2 flights on Day 1)

Increased frequencies:
Krakow – Leeds/Bradford Increase from 3 to 4 weeklySource: Ryanair

 

BUCHAREST (Romania), September 20 (SeeNews) - Irish low-cost air carrier Ryanair said on Tuesday it will launch two new routes from Romania's northeastern city of Oradea to Spain's Barcelona and Italy's Milan as of March 2017.

The airline will operate eight flights per week on the routes, it said in a statement.

The new routes are expected to bring over 60,000 passengers on Oradea's Airport, the company added.

In August, Ryanair said it will launch a new route from Romania's capital Bucharest to Palermo in Italy, starting March 28, 2017.

Currently, the budget carrier operates a total of 13 routes from Bucharest.

Ryanair has solid expansion plans for Romania as it will open its first base in the western city of Timisoara in November and a second one at the Bucharest international airport Henri Coanda in October.

The company will allocate one airplane worth $100 million to the Timisoara base and three Boeing aircraft worth $300 million to the Bucharest base.

- See more at: https://seenews.com/news/ryanair-to-launch-routes-to-spain-italy-from-romanias-oradea-in-march-2017-540363#.dpuf

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe today celebrates the first anniversary of its Lublin base. The airline based one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft in Lublin on 14 September 2015, after three years of successful cooperation with Lublin Airport, creating 36 direct jobs and bringing more opportunities to Lesser Poland.

At the press conference held on the occasion of this memorable milestone, WIZZ announced that it will start operating a new route from Lublin to Liverpool in the United Kingdom. The new service will commence on 21 May 2017 with two weekly flights. Seats are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com with fares starting from as low as PLN 89**.

Since its first flight in 2012, Wizz Air has constantly expanded its Lublin network, which now consists of 7 low-fare routes to 4 countries. In 2015, Wizz Air carried 175 thousand passengers on its Lublin routes supporting over 130 local jobs**. In 2016 Wizz Air has over 300 thousand seats on sales on its Lublin routes, which represents a 57% growth year over year.

With its new Lublin service, Wizz Air now offers a total of 137 low-fare routes to 24 countries from eight Polish airports.  

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM LUBLIN

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Liverpool

Wednesday, Sunday

21 May

PLN 89

Speaking at a press conference in Lublin today, Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: “The first WIZZ flight took off from Lublin Airport in 2012 and since then, we carried over half million passengers on our low-fare Lublin routes. In 2015 we established base operations in the city creating a number of local jobs and bringing affordable travel to even more Polish customers. Today we celebrate the first anniversary of our base with an exciting announcement of the newest destination in our Lublin network. Liverpool is now available on our low fares from Lublin and we are sure customers will appreciate this connection to yet another attractive UK destination. We will remain committed to our Lublin customers and look forward to continuing our fruitful cooperation with Lublin Airport as we bring more opportunities to Lesser Poland.”

* one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

Source: Wizzair.com

-New departure time ensures better connections

-2016/2017 winter timetable will include Munich-Debrecen flights

-Lower fares attract more passengers

 

The new route from Debrecen to Munich has been well accepted by the market. Therefore Lufthansa is going to extend its service also now to the winter timetable, operating again on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Furthermore, starting from autumn 2016, Lufthansa flight LH1686 between Munich and Debrecen will have new flight times to ensure better connections to connecting passengers in Munich. Lufthansa’s Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft will in future take off in the Bavarian capital at 11:00 instead of the current 7:30 and it will land in Debrecen at 12:35 p.m. Then it will depart at 13:15 and return to Munich at 14:55.

“We have received a wealth of useful feedback from our passengers since launching the flight to our second Hungarian destination”, said Gábor Antal Head of Lufthansa Group in Hungary. “With the new times, passengers of even more domestic and international flights will be able to catch the plane to Debrecen and have a comfortable flight to Hungary”, added Gábor Antal.

Departure from Munich at 11:00 a.m. will allow a comfortable transfer to the Lufthansa flight to Debrecen for the passengers of 23 intercontinental flights from cities such as New York, Mexico City, Beijing, Delhi, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai, Cairo, Toronto, Tehran, Charlotte, Sao Paulo, Montreal, Boston and Denver. Passengers flying from Debrecen to Munich can use 16 intercontinental flights on the same day to destinations such as Newark, Washington, Chicago, Tokyo, San Francisco, Seoul, Montreal, Boston, Beijing and Hong Kong.

The new timetable will also offer connections to even more domestic flights enabling passengers departing from major German cities (Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Berlin and Stuttgart) in the morning to use Lufthansa’s flight from Munich to Debrecen.

Passengers wishing to fly from Debrecen to North America can enjoy the convenience of the new satellite terminal opened at Terminal 2 in Munich on 26 April. The new satellite offers free five new Lufthansa Lounges with more than 4,000 square meters of space, quiet areas and play areas for children.

The new building offer also Wi-Fi and power outlets, 15 retail shops, seven restaurants and cafés in a spacious as well as 7,000 square meter setting..

The new flight times will be effective as of 02 September 2016. Flights can be booked at www.lufthansa.com.

 

Munich – Debrecen (DEB)

 

Airports/

three-letter code/

time zone

–      Munich Airport, (MUC), Terminal 2; UTC+01:00 hour

–      Debrecen Airport (DEB); UTC +01:00 hour

 

Flight timetable (all time information in local time; summer time)

 

NEW timetable effective as of 02 September 2016

 

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

LH 1686       Munich 11:00 – Debrecen 12:35

 

LH 1687       Debrecen 13:15 – Munich 14:55

 

Flight time
(on average)

1 hour 35 minutes

 

Aircraft type

Bombardier CRJ 900 (98 seats – 6 Business Class 92 Economy Class)

 

 

 

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Cluj-Napoca, 22 July 2016: Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania’s largest airline, welcomed today the fifth Airbus A320 at its Cluj-Napoca base. This aircraft will support operations on the recently launched services to Doncaster Sheffield, Billund, Alicante as well as the domestic route to Bucharest which starts a new era in domestic Romanian air travel.

The new aircraft represents an investment of further € 98 million*** by WIZZ in Romania and the total number of WIZZ staff in Cluj-Napoca will reach 179. Moreover, Wizz Air’s activity in Romania will support more than 3.300 jobs in complementary fields this year. Wizz Air operates on 28 routes to 13 countries in Cluj-Napoca.

WIZZ’s first flight from Cluj-Napoca took off in November 2007 and since then Wizz Air has continuously increased its network of low-fare routes for its Transylvanian customers. Already the largest airline in Romania, Wizz Air offers a total of 28 low-fare routes to 13 countries from Cluj-Napoca, with fares on many routes starting at RON 39*, providing affordable access between Transylvania and the rest of Europe for both business and leisure travelers. All 179 Wizz Air colleagues in Cluj-Napoca look forward to welcoming ever more passengers on board WIZZ’s Cluj-Napoca flights, which this year will support more than 840** jobs in associated industries throughout the region***.

Source: Wizz Air

July 27, 2016

Moscow — Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces traffic statistics for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for June and the first six months of 2016.

6M 2016 Operating Highlights

In the first six months of 2016, Aeroflot Group carried 19.7 million passengers, up 10.3% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 13.4 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 12.2%. Group and Company revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) increased by 12.4% and 12.2% year-on-year, respectively. Available seat kilometres (ASKs) rose by 8.2% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 9.4% for Aeroflot airline. The passenger load factor increased by 2.9 percentage points (p.p.) year-on-year to 78.6% for the Group and by 2.0 p.p. year-on-year to 78.9% for the Company. June 2016 Operating Highlights

In June 2016, Aeroflot Group carried 3.9 million passengers, up 5.8% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 2.5 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 6.5%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 9.7% and 7.9% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 6.0% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 5.8% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 3.9% and 6.4% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs remained flat year-on- year. Company passengers carried and RPKs on domestic routes were up 6.3% and 3.9% year-on-year, respectively. Company ASKs decreased by 2.1%.

On international routes, Group passengers carried rose 8.5% year- on-year while Group RPKs were up 12.7% year-on-year. ASKs for the period increased 11.5% year-on-year. Passengers carried on Aeroflot airline international flights increased 6.6%, RPKs increased by 10.5% and ASKs rose 10.7%. International traffic increased despite the suspension of flights to destinations in Ukraine and Egypt and the suspension of charter service to Turkey. International traffic growth was supported by a decline in competition as several foreign carriers reduced flight frequencies to Russia, Aeroflot airline’s higher international transit traffic through its Sheremetyevo hub and Transaero’s exit from the market, which triggered a reallocation of domestic and international routes amongst market players.

As a result of these factors, the passenger load factor increased by 2.8 p.p. year-on-year to 83.9% for the Group and by 1.7 p.p. year-on-year to 84.2% for the Company.

Fleet Update

In 6M 2016, the Group added three Boeing 737-800s, three Boeing 747, three Boeing 777-300ER, five SSJ100s, one Airbus A319, three DHC 8-Q400s and four Airbus A320s. Five Airbus A319s, four Airbus A321s, two Airbus A320s, one Boeing 737-800 and one Boeing 767 were phased out of the Aeroflot Group fleet. The Group fleet increased by nine aircraft, bringing the fleet size to 267 aircraft (excluding one An-24 which was leased out) as of 30 June 2016.

For 6M 2016, Aeroflot airline added three Boeing 737-800s, one Boeing 777-300ER, five SSJ100s and four Airbus A320s. Five Airbus A319s, one Airbus A320 and four Airbus A321s were phased out. Aeroflot airline grew its fleet by three aircraft, bringing the total fleet to 170 aircraft as of 30 June 2016.

Source: Aeroflot

July 27, 2016

Ryanair today reported a 4% rise in Q1 profit to €256m, as traffic grew 11% to 31m while average fare fell 10% to €39.92, offset by a 9% reduction in unit costs.

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:

“This modest 4% increase in Q1 profit to €256m is in line with previous guidance. The absence of Easter in Q1 and on-going market volatility arising from terrorist events, and repeated ATC strikes (particularly in France) weakened fares on close-in bookings and caused almost 1,000 flight cancellations. We remain committed to our load factor active/yield passive strategy which is why Q1 fares fell 10% to under €40. Traffic rose 11% and load factor improved 2 points to 94% as our Always Getting Better (“AGB”) customer experience programme continues to win new customers and new markets. Ancillary sales rose to 26% of revenues (24% in PY Q1). Cost control remains core which is why unit costs reduced 9% (ex-fuel down 4%). Highlights of Q1 include:

- Average fares cut 10% to €39.92

- Traffic up 11% to 31m (LF up 2% to 94%)

- Unit costs down 9% (ex-fuel -4%)

- Profits up 4% to €256m

- 16 new B737-800’s delivered

- Share buyback programme (€886m) completed in June

New Routes and Bases:

Our 4 new S16 bases in Belfast, Corfu, Ibiza and Santiago are performing well with strong advance bookings. We announced 8 new bases (Bucharest, Bournemouth, Hamburg, Nuremburg, Prague, Sofia, Timi#537oara and Vilnius) as part of our W16 schedule which will also see our Berlin base grow from 4 to 9 aircraft and Luxembourg become our 33rd country. We will open 133 new routes during W16. Sadly, the introduction of an NOK80 (€8.50) air travel tax in Norway has led to 16 route cancellations and the closure of our Oslo Rygge base in October.

AGB Customer Experience:

Year 3 of AGB was unveiled in April and continues to improve our customer experience through service, digital and inflight developments. In addition to lower fares and wider destination choices, our customers now enjoy new initiatives such as Leisure Plus, improved Business Plus (with more flexible ticketing) and one-flick payments on our mobile app. In June, we simplified and cut checked bag fees for 92% of our customers.

Our industry leading on-time performance fell in Q1 from 91% last year to 87% due to adverse weather (thunder storms), and a succession of unjustified ATC strikes in Belgium, Italy, Greece and especially in France. UK NATS has also mismanaged its staffing rosters leading to repeated slot capacity restrictions and delays at London Stansted.

French ATC unions alone, have engaged in 53 strikes over the past 7 years during a period when Irish UK ATC suffered zero strikes. Ryanair and other airlines have called on the European Commission to take 3 simple measures to alleviate the impact of these ATC strikes on Europe’s citizens as follows:

Require (French) ATC unions to engage in binding arbitration instead of strikes

Allow other ATC’s to operate French over-flights while their unions strike;

Allow airlines to recover their EU261 costs from these ATC providers where mismanagement permits repeated strikes. Lower Costs:

Our cost advantage over competitors increased in Q1 as unit costs fell 9%. Fuel fell by €42m to €518m in Q1. Ex-fuel unit costs were cut 4% due to lower cost aircraft, cheaper financing, discounted airport growth deals, lower sales marketing spend, and weaker sterling, which was partly offset by slightly higher staff costs as 5 year pay deals kick in across our 84 bases and our headcount rises in line with fleet growth.

FY17 fuel is 95% hedged at $622 per tonne (c. $62bbl) which will (allowing for additional volumes) deliver fuel savings of c. €200m. Almost 55% of our FY18 fuel is now hedged at just under $500 per tonne (c. $50bbl). We expect to pass on most if not all of these fuel savings to customers in lower air fares as we continue to grow traffic and routes strongly.

Shareholder Returns & Balance Sheet:

In February we announced an €800m share buyback programme. After the Brexit vote, the Board increased this programme to €886m and completed it in late June at an ave. price of €13.48 per share. We have now returned over €4.2bn to our shareholders since 2008. On July 27 we hold an EGM to seek shareholder approval to give the Board discretion to engage in further selective share buybacks, if it’s in the best interest of shareholders to do so over the next 15 months.

Despite these buybacks our balance sheet remains strong, with net cash of €162m at June 30, following Q1 CapEx of €381m, debt repayments of €89m and buybacks of €468m.

Brexit:

The recent UK vote to leave the European Union (“EU”) was both a surprise and a disappointment. Ryanair, as the UK’s largest airline, had campaigned actively for a “Remain” vote. We expect this result will lead to a considerable period of political and economic uncertainty in both the UK and the EU. This uncertainty will be damaging to economic growth and consumer confidence and we will respond as always with our load factor active/yield passive strategy. Until some clarity emerges over the next two years about the UK’s long term political and economic relationships with the EU, we will be unable to predict what effect it will have on our business and regulatory environment, but we have contingency plans in place for all eventualities.

In the near term we expect that Brexit uncertainty will lead to weaker sterling, slower growth in the UK and EU economies and downward pressure on fares until the end of 2017 at least. Over the longer term, if the UK is unable to negotiate access to the single market/open skies it may have implications for our 3 UK domestic routes and UK nationals on our share register but these risks are not material and will be manageable. There may also be some opportunities if our UK registered competitors are no longer permitted to operate intra EU routes, or must divest their majority ownership of EU registered airlines.

In the meantime, we will pivot our growth away from UK airports and focus more on growing at our EU airports over the next two years. This winter we will cut capacity and frequency on many London Stansted routes (although no routes will close) where we are already significantly ahead of our multiyear traffic growth targets.

Outlook:

We see many growth opportunities for Ryanair’s lower fares and AGB customer experience across Europe. We are, on average, 1% better booked for Q2 than at this time last year albeit at significantly lower fares. We expect load factor will be similar to last year at 93%. We now believe our FY traffic will grow by 10% to 117m customers (up 1m on previous guidance).

Average fares on close-in bookings have been adversely impacted by ATC strikes, terrorist events and weaker sterling post Brexit. As a result, we expect Q2 fares to fall by at least 6% (H1: -8%). This outcome remains heavily dependent on close-in bookings for August and September. We have little visibility over W16 fares but see no reason-yet-to alter our guidance of -10% to -12% in H2. If there is any movement in these numbers it is more likely to be towards the downside.

Ex-fuel unit costs should reduce by approx. 1% in FY17. Much of these savings will be delivered in the first half of the year, due to slower traffic growth this winter (particularly Q4) compared to last year. Our fuel bill will fall by approx. €200m as lower euro pricing is offset by volume growth, but it is now likely that most if not all of these savings will be passed on to customers in lower fares.

At this time, we maintain our guidance, that full year profits will rise by approx. 12% to a range of €1,375m to €1,425m but we caution that post Brexit there are significant risks to the downside during the remainder of the year.”

Source: Ryanair

Budapest (MTI) – Prime Minister Viktor Orbán granted the Hungarian Order of Merit, Grand Cross to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy, Hungarian-American businessman and CEO of Air Lease Corporation, in Parliament on Saturday. Addressing the event, Orbán said that a nation of fifteen million people keeps a close record of what it has given to the world and “we keep track of every Hungarian we can be proud of.”

“During the forty lean years of communism, the success stories of our American heroes helped us, inspired and encouraged us that we will be capable of many great things once we can demonstrate our skills in a free world”, he added.

Photo: MTI Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

Read more at: http://dailynewshungary.com/steven-f-udvar-hazy-got-hungarys-grants-state-award/


 

The first scheduled Lufthansa flight from Munich to Debrecen arrived on the 11th of April. From now on Lufthansa provides air connection between the two cities three times a week. The first flight was welcomed on Monday according to tradition: the 98-seat Bombardier CRJ 900 rolled into Debrecen Airport under the double arches of a water salute. Lufthansa will operate three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, between the two cities. The new flights depart from Debrecen at 9:40am, which makes them suitable for transfer in Munich.  

Flying from Debrecen, passengers can transfer to over 130 destinations from Munich Airport, and it can be an alternative solution for East-Slovakian, Ukrainian or Romanian customers and companies as well. In 2011, the Debrecen Airport was used by 18,000 customer. Last year, this number was close to 180,000, and it is predicted to reach 300-350,000 this year. Last year, 1.6 million people travelled by the Lufthansa Group’s flights in Hungary, which constitutes a 12pc increase in the number of passengers, Gábor Antal, head of the Hungarian group announced. Germanwings/Eurowings achieved the biggest growth among the group’s airlines with 38pc; this is partly due to the fact that both the Budapest-Hamburg and Budapest-Düsseldorf flights are provided by the airline.

Laszlo Tamas, Debrecen Airport’s Aviation Development Director said: „The arrival of Lufthansa City Line is an important milestone in our history and in the aviation development at Debrecen International Airport. The new route to Munich from Debrecen is an ideal choice for both business and leisure passengers and we look forward to growing routes, air traffic, jobs and tourism in Debrecen and in the region further.

Source: Debrecen Airport

 

Dreimal wöchentlich von München nach Debrecen

Mit Beginn des Sommerflugplans bietet Lufthansa ihren Gästen eine zweite Verbindung nach Ungarn an: Debrecen wird – neben Budapest - ab dem 11. April 2016 dreimal wöchentlich mit einem Jet vom Typ Bombardier CR9 angeflogen. „Das Lufthansa-Drehkreuz München ist bekannt für ihr großes Europaangebot. Mit Debrecen fügen  wir für unsere Kunden ein neues Highlight hinzu“, sagt Thomas Winkelmann, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Hub München. Die zweitgrößte Stadt Ungarns ist mit einem Einzugsbereich von fünf Millionen Einwohnern Sitz namhafter deutscher und internationaler Unternehmen. Die historische Altstadt, die Nähe zur Ungarischen Puszta, zu bekannten Weinregionen und Nationalparks machen das neue Ziel ebenso für Urlaubsreisende interessant.

Der Hin- und Rückflug nach Debrecen kann ab 169 Euro gebucht werden. Weitere Informationen und die Möglichkeit zur Buchung von Lufthansa-Flügen gibt es im Internet auf LH.com oder über die Lufthansa-Service-Center unter der Telefonnummer (069) 86 799 799 (Festnetztarif). Flüge können auch bei den Lufthansa-Reisbüropartnern sowie an den Lufthansa-Verkaufsschaltern an den Flughäfen gebucht werden.

Die neuen Verbindungen auf einen Blick

Flughäfen/

Drei-Letter-Code/

Zeitzone (Winter)

München, Terminal 2 (MUC); Weltzeit +02:00 Std.

Debrecen (DEB) ; Weltzeit +02:00 Std.

Flugplan

(alle Zeitangaben in jeweiliger Ortszeit)

MUC – DEB (Mo, Mi, Fr)

 

LH 1686: MUC 07:30 Uhr – 09:05 Uhr DEB

LH 1687: DEB  09:45 Uhr – 11:25 Uhr MUC

Flugdauer 
(im Schnitt)

München – Debrecen  1:35 Std.

 

 

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Media Relations Süddeutschland

Three times per week from Munich to Debrecen

With the start of the summer schedule, Lufthansa will offer passengers a second connection in Hungary: from 11 April 2016, Debrecen – like Budapest – will receive three flights per week by Bombardier CR9 jets. “Lufthansa’s hub at Munich is well-known for the number of connections it has to other European cities, and with Debrecen we’re adding another highlight,” says Thomas Winkelmann, CEO of the Munich hub. With five million people living within its catchment area, Hungary’s second-biggest city plays host to a number of noteworthy German and international businesses. The historic Old Town, the proximity of the Hungarian Puszta and noted wine regions make the new destination of equal interest to holidaymakers. 

Return fares to Debrecen start at €169. Further information and the booking of Lufthansa flights are available at lh.com or by calling the Lufthansa Service Centre on +49 69 86 799 799 (fixed line tariff). Flights can also be booked at Lufthansa-partner travel agencies as well as at Lufthansa sales counters at airports.

The new connections at a glance

Airports/

Three-letter code/

Timezone (winter)

Munich, Terminal 2 (MUC); GMT +2hrs

Debrecen (DEB); GMT +2hrs

Schedule

(all times given refer to local time)

MUC – DEB (Mo, We, Fr)

 

LH 1686: MUC 0730 – 0905 DEB

LH 1687: DEB 0945 – 1125 MUC

 

Flight time (average)

 

Munich – Debrecen 1h35m

 

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Media Relations Süddeutschland

16/12/2015

WIZZ AIR OPENS ITS DEBRECEN BASE

SECOND BASE IN HUNGARY, 1 BASED AIRBUS A320, 6 ROUTES

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today celebrated the opening of its newest Hungarian base in Debrecen. The airline is initially deploying one Airbus A320 aircraft to be based at Debrecen International Airport operating three new routes from Debrecen to Paris Beauvais, Brussels Charleroi and Malmo starting from 16 December.

Already served by WIZZ flights, Debrecen becomes WIZZ’s second Hungarian airport with base operations. The new aircraft increases the number of routes served from Debrecen to six and increases the annual seat capacity from the airport by 136% to 145,000 seats per year.

Wizz Air is not only adding new flights from Debrecen, but also increasing the frequencies on the existing services to London Luton and Eindhoven. The airline’s expansion in Hungary can stimulate the local job market in aviation and the tourism sector with more visitors now able to travel to East Hungary on its low fare services.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST DEBRECEN ROUTES:

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Paris Beauvais

Wed, Sun

16 December 

HUF 2,990

Brussels Charleroi

Mon, Fri

18 December

HUF 2,990

Malmo

Mon, Fri

18 December

HUF 2,990 

WIZZ AIR’S INCREASED FREQUENCIES FROM DEBRECEN:

Destination

Weekly flights

From

 Fares from*

London Luton

10 from 7

17 Dec

 HUF 8,990

Eindhoven

3 from 2

17 Dec

 HUF 2,990

Welcoming the arrival of the new Airbus A320 in Debrecen today, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer at Wizz Air, said: "The opening of our second base in Hungary and 22nd base overall is truly an important milestone for our presence in Hungary. Our Debrecen operating base makes East Hungary more accessible, further boosts tourism and fosters economic development in the region. Today’s event indicates our commitment to offer Hungarian consumers and their visitors affordable fares coupled with an excellent travel experience. Our based Airbus A320 starts its commercial operation today and will further enhance the travel opportunities on the Hungarian market, create a number of local jobs with Wizz Air and our business partners while doubling our capacity from Debrecen Airport. We look forward to many satisfied passengers and a fruitful partnership with Debrecen International Airport.” Source: Wizz Air

A diszkont légitársaságok jelentősen befolyásolják Európa régióinak gazdaságát, és a kontinensen belül a járatok kapacitását is jelentősen bővítették, ezzel új munkahelyeket hoztak létre - hangzott pénteken a Budapesten tartott CEE Aviation Conference légügyi konferencián. ryanairHajdu András, a WeLoW Aviation Consulting társalapítója előadásában azt mondta, hüvelykujj-szabályként minden egymillió utas nagyjából ezer új munkahelyet teremt, az első évben egy régióban átlagosan 140 új munkahely keletkezik megfelelő légi összeköttetés esetén, ez a járat üzemeltetésének hatodik évében már 1300-ra emelkedik. Napi 80 eurós átlagos költéssel számolva egy utas 212 euró bevételt generál az első évben, a hatodikban pedig már 342 eurót - tette hozzá. 

 

Elmondta még, hogy a diszkont légitársaságoknak jelentős befektetést igényel egy-egy új járat elindítása, mivel egy átlagos, ezer kilométer hosszú útvonal üzemeltetése 7 millió euróba kerül. A repülőterek kiszolgálási díjai a diszkontok költségsorrendjében a második helyen vannak a kerozin után, ezért a reptérüzemeltetők azzal tudják segíteni az új útvonalak beindítását, ha kedvezményeket adnak, amely viszont a sok utas miatt hamar megtérül. Max Oldorf, a ch-aviation légügyi szaklap munkatársa a konferencián arról beszélt, hogy főként a diszkont légitársaságoknak köszönhetően jelentősen bővül egy-egy járat átlagos székkínálata: míg 2005-ben 111 ülőhelyet biztosítottak egy járaton, addig 2014-ben már 140-et.

 

Adataik szerint a regionális légitársaságok piaca jelentősen beszűkült: a legtöbb ilyen profilú cég megszűnt, a többiek pedig állami támogatás, vagy nagy társaság általi felvásárlás nélkül alig tudnak üzemelni. Tovább rontja a helyzetet, hogy a piac tovább szűkül - fűzte hozzá. Kenny Jacobs, a Ryanair marketingért felelős vezérigazgató-helyettese előadásában azt hangsúlyozta, hogy a közép-kelet-európai régióban még nagyon nagy fejlődési potenciál van, ezért jelentős járatbővítéseket terveznek és nagyobb figyelmet fordítanak az üzleti utazókra is. Jelezte továbbá: a jövő héten közlik a magyar piacra vonatkozó 2016-os nyári menetrendjüket, az idei téli időszakra pedig "árháborút" jelentettek be. Ezzel kapcsolatban a helyettes vezető további részleteket nem mondott.

Source: magyarhirlap.hu

 

A diszkont légitársaságok jelentősen befolyásolják Európa régióinak gazdaságát, és a kontinensen belül a járatok kapacitását is jelentősen bővítették, ezzel új munkahelyeket hoztak létre - hangzott pénteken a Budapesten tartott CEE Aviation Conference légügyi konferencián.

Hajdu András, a WeLoW Aviation Consulting társalapítója előadásában azt mondta, hüvelykujj-szabályként minden egymillió utas nagyjából ezer új munkahelyet teremt, az első évben egy régióban átlagosan 140 új munkahely keletkezik megfelelő légi összeköttetés esetén, ez a járat üzemeltetésének hatodik évében már 1300-ra emelkedik.

Napi 80 eurós átlagos költéssel számolva egy utas 212 euró bevételt generál az első évben, a hatodikban pedig már 342 eurót - tette hozzá. Elmondta még, hogy a diszkont légitársaságoknak jelentős befektetést igényel egy-egy új járat elindítása, mivel egy átlagos, ezer kilométer hosszú útvonal üzemeltetése 7 millió euróba kerül.

A repülőterek kiszolgálási díjai a diszkontok költségsorrendjében a második helyen vannak a kerozin után, ezért a reptérüzemeltetők azzal tudják segíteni az új útvonalak beindítását, ha kedvezményeket adnak, amely viszont a sok utas miatt hamar megtérül. Max Oldorf, a ch-aviation légügyi szaklap munkatársa a konferencián arról beszélt, hogy főként a diszkont légitársaságoknak köszönhetően jelentősen bővül egy-egy járat átlagos székkínálata: míg 2005-ben 111 ülőhelyet biztosítottak egy járaton, addig 2014-ben már 140-et.

Adataik szerint a regionális légitársaságok piaca jelentősen beszűkült: a legtöbb ilyen profilú cég megszűnt, a többiek pedig állami támogatás, vagy nagy társaság általi felvásárlás nélkül alig tudnak üzemelni. Tovább rontja a helyzetet, hogy a piac tovább szűkül - fűzte hozzá. Source: profitline.hu

A diszkont légitársaságok jelentősen befolyásolják Európa régióinak gazdaságát, és a kontinensen belül a járatok kapacitását is jelentősen bővítették, ezzel új munkahelyeket hoztak létre - hangzott pénteken a Budapesten tartott CEE Aviation Conference légügyi konferencián.

Hajdu András, a WeLoW Aviation Consulting társalapítója előadásában azt mondta, hüvelykujj-szabályként minden egymillió utas nagyjából ezer új munkahelyet teremt, az első évben egy régióban átlagosan 140 új munkahely keletkezik megfelelő légi összeköttetés esetén, ez a járat üzemeltetésének hatodik évében már 1300-ra emelkedik.

Napi 80 eurós átlagos költéssel számolva egy utas 212 euró bevételt generál az első évben, a hatodikban pedig már 342 eurót - tette hozzá. Elmondta még, hogy a diszkont légitársaságoknak jelentős befektetést igényel egy-egy új járat elindítása, mivel egy átlagos, ezer kilométer hosszú útvonal üzemeltetése 7 millió euróba kerül.

A repülőterek kiszolgálási díjai a diszkontok költségsorrendjében a második helyen vannak a kerozin után, ezért a reptérüzemeltetők azzal tudják segíteni az új útvonalak beindítását, ha kedvezményeket adnak, amely viszont a sok utas miatt hamar megtérül.

Max Oldorf, a ch-aviation légügyi szaklap munkatársa a konferencián arról beszélt, hogy főként a diszkont légitársaságoknak köszönhetően jelentősen bővül egy-egy járat átlagos székkínálata: míg 2005-ben 111 ülőhelyet biztosítottak egy járaton, addig 2014-ben már 140-et. Adataik szerint a regionális légitársaságok piaca jelentősen beszűkült: a legtöbb ilyen profilú cég megszűnt, a többiek pedig állami támogatás, vagy nagy társaság általi felvásárlás nélkül alig tudnak üzemelni.

Tovább rontja a helyzetet, hogy a piac tovább szűkül - fűzte hozzá. Fapados légitársaságok közötti árháborúra lehet számítani a Ryanair marketingért felelős vezérigató-helyettes szerint Kenny Jacobs, a Ryanair marketingért felelős vezérigazgató-helyettese előadásában azt hangsúlyozta, hogy a közép-kelet-európai régióban még nagyon nagy fejlődési potenciál van, ezért jelentős járatbővítéseket terveznek és nagyobb figyelmet fordítanak az üzleti utazókra is. Jelezte továbbá: a jövő héten közlik a magyar piacra vonatkozó 2016-os nyári menetrendjüket, az idei téli időszakra pedig "árháborút" jelentettek be. Ezzel kapcsolatban a helyettes vezető további részleteket nem mondott.

Source: autoszektor.hu

 

A diszkont légitársaságok jelentősen befolyásolják Európa régióinak gazdaságát, és a kontinensen belül a járatok kapacitását is jelentősen bővítették, ezzel új munkahelyeket hoztak létre - hangzott pénteken a Budapesten tartott CEE Aviation Conference légügyi konferencián. Hajdu András, a WeLoW Aviation Consulting társalapítója előadásában azt mondta, hüvelykujj-szabályként minden egymillió utas nagyjából ezer új munkahelyet teremt, az első évben egy régióban átlagosan 140 új munkahely keletkezik megfelelő légi összeköttetés esetén, ez a járat üzemeltetésének hatodik évében már 1300-ra emelkedik.

Napi 80 eurós átlagos költéssel számolva egy utas 212 euró bevételt generál az első évben, a hatodikban pedig már 342 eurót - tette hozzá. Elmondta még, hogy a diszkont légitársaságoknak jelentős befektetést igényel egy-egy új járat elindítása, mivel egy átlagos, ezer kilométer hosszú útvonal üzemeltetése 7 millió euróba kerül.

A repülőterek kiszolgálási díjai a diszkontok költségsorrendjében a második helyen vannak a kerozin után, ezért a reptérüzemeltetők azzal tudják segíteni az új útvonalak beindítását, ha kedvezményeket adnak, amely viszont a sok utas miatt hamar megtérül. Max Oldorf, a ch-aviation légügyi szaklap munkatársa a konferencián arról beszélt, hogy főként a diszkont légitársaságoknak köszönhetően jelentősen bővül egy-egy járat átlagos székkínálata: míg 2005-ben 111 ülőhelyet biztosítottak egy járaton, addig 2014-ben már 140-et.

Adataik szerint a regionális légitársaságok piaca jelentősen beszűkült: a legtöbb ilyen profilú cég megszűnt, a többiek pedig állami támogatás, vagy nagy társaság általi felvásárlás nélkül alig tudnak üzemelni. Tovább rontja a helyzetet, hogy a piac tovább szűkül - fűzte hozzá. Kenny Jacobs, a Ryanair marketingért felelős vezérigazgató-helyettese előadásában azt hangsúlyozta, hogy a közép-kelet-európai régióban még nagyon nagy fejlődési potenciál van, ezért jelentős járatbővítéseket terveznek és nagyobb figyelmet fordítanak az üzleti utazókra is. Jelezte továbbá: a jövő héten közlik a magyar piacra vonatkozó 2016-os nyári menetrendjüket, az idei téli időszakra pedig "árháborút" jelentettek be. Ezzel kapcsolatban a helyettes vezető további részleteket nem mondott.

Source: MTI

A diszkont légitársaságok új munkahelyeket is létrehoztak, a Ryanair pedig "árháborúra" készül - hangzott el a CEE Aviation Conference légügyi konferencián.

"Minden egymillió utas nagyjából ezer új munkahelyet teremt" - mondta Hajdu András, a WeLoW Aviation Consulting társalapítója a budapesti CEE Aviation Conference légügyi konferencián pénteken, írja az MTI. Az első évben egy régióban átlagosan 140 új munkahely keletkezik megfelelő légi összeköttetés esetén, ez a járat üzemeltetésének hatodik évében már 1300-ra emelkedik.

Napi 80 eurós átlagos költéssel számolva egy utas 212 euró bevételt generál az első évben, a hatodikban pedig már 342 eurót, tette hozzá. A diszkont légitársaságoknak jelentős befektetést igényel egy-egy új járat elindítása, mivel egy átlagos, ezer kilométer hosszú útvonal üzemeltetése 7 millió euróba kerül.

A repülőterek kiszolgálási díjai a diszkontok költségsorrendjében a második helyen vannak a kerozin után, ezért a repülőtér-üzemeltetők azzal tudják segíteni az új útvonalak beindítását, ha kedvezményeket adnak, amely viszont a sok utas miatt hamar megtérül. Max Oldorf, a ch-aviation légügyi szaklap munkatársa a konferencián arról beszélt, hogy főként a diszkont légitársaságoknak köszönhetően jelentősen bővül egy-egy járat átlagos székkínálata: míg 2005-ben 111 ülőhelyet biztosítottak egy járaton, addig 2014-ben már 140-et.

Adataik szerint a regionális légitársaságok piaca jelentősen beszűkült: a legtöbb ilyen profilú cég megszűnt, a többiek pedig állami támogatás, vagy nagy társaság általi felvásárlás nélkül alig tudnak üzemelni. Tovább rontja a helyzetet, hogy a piac tovább szűkül - fűzte hozzá. Kenny Jacobs, a Ryanair marketingért felelős vezérigazgató-helyettese előadásában azt hangsúlyozta, hogy a közép-kelet-európai régióban még nagyon nagy fejlődési potenciál van, ezért jelentős járatbővítéseket terveznek és nagyobb figyelmet fordítanak az üzleti utazókra is.

Jelezte továbbá: a jövő héten közlik a magyar piacra vonatkozó 2016-os nyári menetrendjüket, az idei téli időszakra pedig "árháborút" jelentettek be. Ezzel kapcsolatban a helyettes vezető további részleteket nem mondott.

Source: Travelo

- szólított fel Kenny Jacobs, a Ryanair marketingért felelős vezérigazgató-helyettese előadásában, a CEE Aviation konferencia másnapján. Próbálta, nem ment. Jacobs-nál nyilván kiemelt helyett foglal el a Ryanair, hiszen ők indították el 30 éve azt a forradalmat, melynek első számú nyertesei Hajdu András szerint a regionális repterek és a turizmus.

A Wizz Air-alapító, és WeLoW Aviation Consulting társalapító Hajdu előadásában kifejtette: a fentiek azért lehetnek nyertesei a fapados forradalomnak, mert ők férnek bele az üzleti modellbe. Bár Kenny Jacobs rácáfolt erre: az ultra fapadosként elhíresült Ryanair európai első számú reptér-repertoárjából csupán Frankfurt, Charles de Gaulle és Heathrow hiányzik. Visszatérve a regionális repterekhez, Hajdu Katowice-t hozta példaként; az első Wizz Air-járat kiinduló pontjának évi 200 ezres forgalma mára 3 millió lett. Több ilyen példa van, de az igazsághoz hozzátartozik az is, hogy sokszor az impozáns számok mögött nem egy régió ellenállhatatlan turisztikai vonzereje áll, hanem az onnan külföldre ingázó munkavállalók.

Ezt Hajdu is elismerte; mint mondta: Katowice esetében eleinte valóban csak egyirányú jegyeket értékesítettek Londonba. Talán nem tűnünk rosszmájúnak, ha szerintünk a Wizz Air sem azért indít járatot Göteborg és Debrecen között, mert a svéd nyugati part turistái élnek-halnak azért, hogy egy hajdúsági hosszú hétvégén karikás pattogtatással búcsúztassák a sztyeppei naplementét. Tamás László, a Debrecen Airport járatfejlesztési igazgatója arról tájékoztatott, hogy a reptér menetrend szerinti utasai zöme rokon- és baráti látogatás VFR (visiting friends & relatives) valamint munka miatt utazik.

De hozzátette: a szabadidős turisták száma a szállodák szerint is érezhetően nőtt a régióban. Hajdu előadásánál és a vegytiszta turizmusnál maradva kiderült, hogy egyetlen rendszeresen közlekedő járat akár évi 8-9 millió eurónyi plusz költést, 2,5-3 millió eurónyi adóbevételt hozhat egy településnek. Évi 100 ezer utas már 1 000 új munkahelyet teremthet a régióban. De hogy tehetjük vonzóvá regionális repterünket? - szegezte kérdését hallgatóságának Hajdu.

Járatok üzemeltetése nem a vékony bukszának való móka; egy átlagos európai útvonal éves működési költsége 7 millió euró és 1,5-2 év, mire bejáratottá válik. Ez idő alatt a reptér üzemeltetetője versenyképes leszállási díjakkal növelheti a vonzerőt, a régió szolgáltatói pedig zsebbe nyúlnak egy kis apanázsért, ha arra vágynak, hogy turisták tömkelege költsön napi átlag 80 eurót térségükben - gondolják a Hajdu szerint egy-egy útvonal beindításával nagy kockázatot vállaló légitársaságok.

Ők tudják, hogy a turizmus beindulása esetén „hamarabb megtérül egy befektetett euró, mint arról egy önkormányzat bármikor álmodna”. A közös kockázatvállalás egy módja, hogy az idegenforgalmi ágazat szereplői a listaártól eltérő összegért vásárolnak felületet a légitársaság fedélzeti lapjában - avatott be a fapadosok világát jól ismerő forrásunk. Ha mégis a VFR és az ingázás a főprofil, sincs ok a csüggedésre; az évente többször hazalátogató munkavállalók itthon többet érő fizetésükből többet költenek - magyarázta az előadást követően Tamás László. Budapest-Tel Aviv by Ryanair? Európát fapadosok nélkül David Gomes, a GDS-szolgáltató Travelport kereskedelmi igazgatója sem tudná elképzelni, ha már egyszer olyan számok birtokában van, melyek szerint az európai légi személyszállítás kapacitásának 39,6%-a a diszkontok fedélzetén van, melyek egyre-másra paktálnak le a Travelporttal az üzleti utazók reményében.

És ennél az aránynál még nem ér véget a történet: a Ryanair Jacobs elmondása szerint további jelentős potenciált lát térségünkben - is. Budapestről három új járatot terveznek jövőre indítani. Bár Jacobs utalgatott a Közel-Keletre és Tel Avivra, kérdésünkre sejtelmesen somolyogva már csak annyit mondott, hogy jövő héten ugrik a majom a vízbe. Bizonyára akad majd a tervezett útvonalakon olyan fuvaros, amelyiknek lesz egy-két keresetlen szava O'Leary-ékhez. Ahogy Németországban is kitérhet a hitéből néha a Lufthansa vagy az airberlin, mivel itt 5 év múlva a légi piac 20%-át tervezik uralni. Ehhez azonban be kell fészkelni magukat a Lufthansa második számú bázisára, Münchenbe. „München nélkül nem lehet nőni Németországban” - állapította meg Jacobs. Miközben a fapadosok folyvást bővülnek és paktálnak le David Gomes-ékkel is, az európai légiközlekedés egy szegmense egyre nagyobb gyomrosokat kap: a regionális légitársaságok forgalma a fapadosok térnyerése, a gyorsvasút hálózat kiépülése és hagyományosok piacán végbemenő konszolidáció miatt egyre csökken.

2005 óta már 15-en húzták le a rolót - tájékoztatott Max Oldorf, a ch-aviation légügyi szaklap munkatársa a lesújtó helyzetről. Kiút itt is van, új üzleti modellek formájában. Ilyen a hibriddé válás, mint amilyen a diszkont turista mellett teljes értékű business osztály kínáló airBaltic, vagy a csak a megfelelő számú utas összegyűlése esetén induló járatok, mint a OneJet - magyarázta Oldorf.

Source: turizmusonline.hu

Konszolidáció, és ezzel akár több légitársaság megszűnése is várhat Közép-Kelet Európa légipiacára annak ellenére, hogy fejlődési potenciálja meghaladja a nyugatét - hangzott el a Budapesten tartott CEE (közép-kelet-európai) légügyi konferencián szerdán. Heike Birlenbach, a Lufthansa európai kereskedelmi alelnöke a konferencián azt mondta, az Amerikai Egyesült Államokban már korábban lezajlott ez a folyamat, ennek köszönhetően a három legnagyobb légitársaság a piac 80 százalékát fedi le, míg Európában ez az arány csak 42 százalék.

Közölte még, hogy 2015-ben átlagosan 4-7 százalékos bővülésre számítanak a közép-kelet-európai régióban, amely magasabb, mint Nyugat-Európában, de az adatok jelentősen változhatnak az emberek fizetőképessége miatt. Ezzel együtt a piacban nagy lehetőségek vannak. Hozzátette: nagyon fontos szerepük van a diszkont légitársaságoknak a fejlődésben, ezért a hagyományos európai légicégeknek az a feladata, hogy megjelenjenek a piacon a saját diszkont márkájukkal és ezzel emeljék a színvonalat, az elérhető kapcsolatokat.

Álláspontja szerint Nyugat-Európához képest Kelet-Európában nagyobb potenciál van az üzleti utazók piacán. Az ukrajnai és orosz helyzettel kapcsolatban azt mondta, átlagosan 25 százalékkal csökkentették kapacitásaikat Ukrajna felé és középtávon egyik országban sem számítanak jelentős bővülésre, mert senki nem akar befektetni és a privát szektor elkölthető jövedelme jelentősen csökkent. Simon McNamara, az Európai Légitársaságok Szövetségének képviselője azt mondta, Kelet-Európa mindig jobban fejlődött a nyugathoz képest, mert sokkal több potenciál van a régióban, de túlkapacitás jellemzi a nyugatot. Szintén megemlítette, hogy a piacot szektoronként három szereplő uralja, a többiek szenvedni fognak a következő 5-10 évben, hogy megtalálják a saját piacukat.

Anca Apahidean, a Nemzetközi Légi Szállítási Szövetség (IATA) kelet-európai régióért felelős menedzsere a szervezet adatait idézve elmondta, a legjobban Törökország, Lengyelország, Románia és Szerbia fejlődhet.

Source: AIRportal.hu

A magyar származású Steven F. Udvar-Házy, az amerikai Air Lease Corporation lízingcég vezetője szerint 2015 a legjövedelmezőbb év lehet a légitársaságok történetében, és Európának még sokat kell tennie a hatékonyabb légiközlekedés érdekében. A Budapesten zajló CEE-Aviation kelet-közép-európai légügyi konferencián a világ egyik legnagyobb repülőgépeket lízingbe adó cégének alapítója kifejtette: a globális légiforgalom kétszer olyan gyorsan növekszik, mint a GDP, emellett a kerozinárak egyharmaddal csökkentek az elmúlt időszakban.

Ez a piaci környezet jó lehetőséget terem a légitársaságoknak, hogy megerősítsék törékeny üzleti mérlegüket és felkészüljenek a jövő kihívásaira. A közép-európai régió jövőjével kapcsolatban kérdésre válaszolva azt mondta, ebben a régióban gyorsabban nő a fizetőképes réteg, mint Nyugat-Európában, emiatt a forgalom bővülése a következő 10 évben folyamatosan meghaladja majd a nyugati országokét.

Emellett a most is népszerű diszkont légitársaságoknak fontos szerepük van, egyre nagyobb részt hasítanak ki a forgalomból - mondta. Szintén kérdésre válaszolva leszögezte: a magyar kötődésű Wizz Air lesz a kelet-európai régióban az egyik nagy túlélő légitársaság, mert folyamatosan csökkenti az egy gépre vetített költségeit.

Steven F. Udvar-Házy szerint a hagyományos légitársaságok Európában kénytelenek csökkenteni költségeiket, mert a diszkont légitársaságokkal kell versenyezniük. Ebben a közép-kelet európai, főként állami tulajdonú társaságoknak sokkal több tennivalójuk van: a költségcsökkentés mellett flottájukat is modernizálniuk kell nem csak a hatékonyabb működés, hanem a szolgáltatás színvonalának fejlesztése miatt is.

Van bőven teendője az államoknak és a légiközlekedési hatóságoknak is Emellett az európai államoknak is tenniük kell a hatékonyabb légiközlekedésért az egységes európai égbolt kiterjesztésével. Mint mondta, több millió dollár értékű kerozint égetnek el a gépek feleslegesen csak a szétszabdalt európai légiforgalmi irányítás miatt.

Az uniónak azonban sokkal határozottabbnak kell lennie és amellett, hogy folyamatosan beszélnek a probléma megoldásáról, végre cselekednie kell. Elmondta, hogy a következő tíz évben a repülés a tömegközlekedés új formája lesz, 45 százalékkal, 30 ezerre nő a világon forgalomban lévő gépek száma. Ezek üzemeltetéséhez 900 új munkavállalóra van szükség. Steven F. Udvar-Házy alapítója volt az International Lease Finance Corporationnek, a világ legnagyobb repülőgép bérbeadással foglalkozó vállalatának. Az 1973-ban alapított, több mint ezer repülőgépet lízingbe adó amerikai cégtől bérelte a Malév is a flotta gerincét adó Boeing 737-eseket. A Forbes Magazin korábban a világ 409. leggazdagabb emberként rangsorolta 3,2 milliárd dolláros vagyonnal.

Forrás: AIRportal.hu

 A diszkont-légitársaságok jelentősen befolyásolják Európa régióinak gazdaságát, és a kontinensen belül a járatok kapacitását is számottevően bővítették, ezzel új munkahelyeket hoztak létre – hangzott el a Budapesten tartott CEE Aviation Conference légügyi konferencián. Hajdu András, a WeLoW Aviation Consulting társalapítója pénteki előadásában azt mondta, hüvelykujj-szabályként minden egymillió utas nagyjából ezer új munkahelyet teremt, az első évben egy régióban átlagosan 140 új munkahely keletkezik megfelelő légi összeköttetés esetén, ez a járat üzemeltetésének hatodik évében már 1300-ra emelkedik.

Napi 80 eurós átlagos költéssel számolva egy utas 212 euró bevételt generál az első évben, a hatodikban pedig már 342 eurót – tette hozzá. Elmondta még, hogy a diszkont-légitársaságoknak jelentős befektetést igényel egy-egy új járat elindítása, mivel egy átlagos, ezer kilométer hosszú útvonal üzemeltetése 7 millió euróba kerül.

A repülőterek kiszolgálási díjai a diszkontok költségsorrendjében a második helyen vannak a kerozin után, ezért a reptér-üzemeltetők azzal tudják segíteni az új útvonalak beindítását, ha kedvezményeket adnak, amely viszont a sok utas miatt hamar megtérül. Max Oldorf, a ch-aviation légügyi szaklap munkatársa a konferencián arról beszélt, hogy főként a diszkont-légitársaságoknak köszönhetően jelentősen bővül egy-egy járat átlagos székkínálata: míg 2005-ben 111 ülőhelyet biztosítottak egy járaton, addig 2014-ben már 140-et.

Adataik szerint a regionális légitársaságok piaca jelentősen beszűkült: a legtöbb ilyen profilú cég megszűnt, a többiek pedig állami támogatás, vagy nagy társaság általi felvásárlás nélkül alig tudnak üzemelni.

Tovább rontja a helyzetet, hogy a piac tovább szűkül – fűzte hozzá. Kenny Jacobs, a Ryanair marketingért felelős vezérigazgató-helyettese előadásában azt hangsúlyozta, hogy a közép-kelet-európai régióban még nagyon nagy fejlődési potenciál van, ezért jelentős járatbővítéseket terveznek, és nagyobb figyelmet fordítanak az üzleti utazókra is.

Jelezte továbbá: a jövő héten közlik a magyar piacra vonatkozó 2016-os nyári menetrendjüket, az idei téli időszakra pedig „árháborút" jelentettek be. Ezzel kapcsolatban a helyettes vezető további részleteket nem mondott.

Forrás : http://turizmus.com/

Hungary-based no-frills airline Wizz Air, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, has reported yet another double-digit growth for the first quarter of 2015, saying it flew 20% more passengers in this period than in Q2 2014. The carrier’s revenues went up 13% and its net profit increased by nearly 15%. 

20% more passengers 


Wizz Air has on Wednesday reported record Q1 profitability despite negative Easter effect. 

The airline’s total revenue increased 12.7% to EUR 332.5 million while revenue per available seat kilometre (RASK) declined 4.0% year on year in the April-June period. 

Ticket revenues increased 6.7% to EUR 205.9 million. The single-digit growth at ticket revenues is not a Wizz Air-specific problem. The whole air travel sector of Europe suffers from declining ticket prices, which is caused partly by lower oil prices and partly by strong competition. Ryanair was complaining about the same hardships when it published its quarterly earnings report the other day. 

Ancillary income grew 23.9% to EUR 126.6 million, having already a 38% weight in total revenues. This is not a surprise, given that keeping ticket prices low and earning more on ancillary services is customary at low-cost airlines. On average, passengers spent more on ancillary services, but overall RASK declined (see above). Ancillary revenue per passenger increased 3% to EUR 26.0 for the first quarter. 

Key figures of the earnings report:

  • Passengers carried increased 20% to 4.9 million.
  • Load factor increased 1.3 percentage points to 88.8 per cent in Q1, one of the highest in the industry.
  • Route network has continued to grow with the opening of two new bases and 22 new routes.
  • Fleet expansion with seven aircraft added during the quarter, increasing fleet to 62 Airbus A320s.
  • Total revenue increased 12.7% to €332.5 million.
  • Ticket revenues increased 6.7% to €205.9 million and ancillary income grew 23.9% to €126.6 million.
  • Ancillary services contribute 38% of total revenues.
  • Revenue per available seat kilometre (RASK) declined 4.0%.
  • Among operating costs, the highest rise was observed at maintenance materials and repairs.
  • Total operating expenses increased 13.6%.
  • Net profit went up 12.5%.
  • Total cash by the end of Q1 (June) doubled yr/yr to EUR 651 million.

Profit growth continues 

Wizz Air recorded an over 40% yr/yr rise to the costs of maintenance materials and repairs in Q1. As these have a relatively small weight among operating expenses (fuel costs are the biggest item here), total costs were not elevated greatly. 


As a result, reported (IFRS) net profit was EUR 32.9 million, up 12.5% yr/yr and Wizz Air’s underlying net profit rose 14.7% yr/yr to a record of EUR 33.9 million. 


Wizz Air’s profit margins can be regarded as relatively robust when compared to the respective figures at the airline’s European sector peers. Its operating margin was over 10% and its profit margin reached 9.8% in Q1. These figures, however, turned out to be somewhat less impressive than at rival Ryanair. 


What does the future hold? 

"Forward bookings indicate robust demand for the important peak summer period and as a result underlying net profit for the full year is now expected to be in the range of EUR 175 million to EUR 185 million (a EUR 10 million increase versus previous guidance)," management said. 

Wizz Air reached 23% of analysts’ consensus revenue forecast for this year by the end of Q1 and it met 19% of the operating profit and net profit consensus estimates. And the seasonally strong summer season is yet to follow. 

Source: Portfolio.hu
 
The air transport industry's annual "Race to Find The Fastest Airline In The World" will take place at 11.00 on Saturday 5 September 2015 on Budapest Airport's 13R-31L when runners from airlines, airports and enterprises across the aviation community once again compete for a series of anna.aero-Budapest Airport "Golden Cake Trophies", including the key team prize of the "The Fastest Airline in the World."
 
Aer Lingus is the airline to beat
 
There are two race distances – 10km (four runway lengths) and 5km (a distance favoured by sofa-loving revenue management executives). Aer Lingus is the airline to beat after it swept to victory this year, winning both the top team prize as well fielding the fastest runner, Robert Murphy, an Aer Lingus Fleet Cost Manager, who led from the start to beat all other 609 competitors and take the prize of "Fastest Aviator" in a blistering 10k time of 34.16.
 
All entry fees – just €30 before July 2015 – are donated to cancer charities, and other child-focussed good causes and every finisher receives "The Bron's Medal" named for Brontë "Bron" Hogan, the anna.aero publisher's 12-year-old daughter, who passed away in 2011 after a five-year battle with leukaemia.
 
All finishers receive "The Bron's Medal" in memory of the anna.aero publisher's 12-year-old daughter, Brontë "Bron" Hogan, who passed away in 2011 after a five-year battle with leukaemia.
 
 

Provides fleet expansion to capitalize on growth opportunity in CEE

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today that, following a competitive selection process, it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus S.A.S. relating to the purchase of 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft with deliveries to start in 2019.  The memorandum of understanding also provides for uncommitted purchase rights in favour of Wizz Air over an additional 90 A321neo aircraft. The new aircraft will both replace current aircraft when they are returned to lessors as well as provide additional capacity for Wizz Air’s further growth.  Under the memorandum of understanding Wizz Air has the right to substitute a number of the A321neo aircraft with the Airbus A320neo, depending on its future requirements. The agreement will also see Wizz Air cancel ten A320ceo family aircraft that were scheduled for delivery in 2018 under Wizz Air’s existing purchase agreement with Airbus S.A.S.

At current list prices, the MOU relating to the firmly-ordered aircraft is worth in excess of US$12.5billion although discounts will be granted. Completion of the order will be subject to final approval of the terms of the memorandum of understanding by Wizz Air’s Board of Directors, the successful negotiation of a final purchase agreement and, thereafter, to Wizz Air shareholder approval.    

“We looked at different options for this order but Airbus came in with the best overall mix of aircraft, cost efficiency, support and price, so it made sense for us to continue our long relationship with them as we continue to expand our market reach across and beyond Europe,” said József Váradi, Wizz Air chief executive officer. “Our operations will continue to see significantly lower costs with these new aircraft achieved through cabin innovations, the latest engine technology, and efficiency improvements.

“As the company has recently highlighted, we have an exciting and compelling growth opportunity in Central and Eastern Europe where GDP growth rates significantly exceed that of more mature Western European markets, and the propensity for air travel is growing,” Váradi said. “Our order for 110 A321neo aircraft will provide the platform to sustain our disciplined expansion over the longer term, enable us to continue to offer low fares to customers across CEE and beyond and drive strong growth well into the next decade.

“Once finalized, our order will include the new A321neo Airbus Cabin Flex configuration with 239 seats in 18-inch comfort standard,” Váradi said. “This neo (new engine option) family offers significantly lower operating costs and fuel burn reductions that will directly impact our cost base.”

Wizz Air has taken delivery of 61 Airbus A320 aircraft from an order total of 112 that includes 27 high density A321s that will begin delivery in November. Deliveries of the remaining 41 aircraft which will remain on order, following the cancellation of 10 aircraft as part of the new order, will continue through mid-2018.      

Source: Wizzair

Przemówienie otwierające doroczną konferencję "CEE Aviation" wygłosi w tym roku Steven F. Udvar-Hazy, prezes i dyrektor wykonawczy Air Lease Corporation, założyciel ILFC i SkyWest. Wydarzenie odbędzie się 3-4 września w Budapeszcie. Pasazer.com jest wyłącznym partnerem medialnym w Polsce.
 
Tegoroczna edycja konferencji będzie okazją do dyskusji o najnowszych informacjach z branży lotniczej, nowych technologiach, przyszłych trendach w tym sektorze, jak również do analizy strategii rozwoju linii lotniczych i lotnisk w regionie Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej. Równocześnie goście będą mieli zapewnioną szansę na networking z innymi przedstawicielami branży, sponsorami, prelegentami i dziennikarzami.
 
Konferencja odbędzie się w hotelu Boscolo Budapest. Pasazer.com jest wyłącznym partnerem medialnym wydarzenia na Polskę. Dziennikarze Pasazer.com podczas drugiego dnia wydarzenia będą również moderowali panele dyskusyjne. 
 
Przemówienie otwierające konferencję wygłosi Steven F. Udvar-Hazy. Wśród innych potwierdzonych prelegentów są:
Kenny Jacobs (dyrektor marketingu Ryanaira), 
Heike Birlenbach (wiceprezes ds. sprzedaży i usług w Europie, Deutsche Lufthansa), 
Daniel de Carvalho (dyrektor ds. komunikacji korporacyjnej, Wizz Air)
Julian Jaeger (wiceprezes ds. operacyjnych lotniska w Wiedniu), 
Jost Lammers (prezes lotniska w Budapeszcie), 
Andris Liepins (prezes lotniska w Rydze), 
Andras Hajdu (partner-założyciel Welow Aviation Consulting, założyciel Wizz Aira, były wiceprezes ds. finansowych Malev), 
Gediminas Almantas (prezes Lithuanian Airports),
Anca Apahidean (manager rejonu Europy Wschodniej, IATA),
Simon McNamara (dyrektor generalny European Regional Airlines Association),
Paul Hogan (wydawca anna.aero),
Tony Barker (prezes Paxport),
David Gomes (dyrektor handlowy Travelport),
Gregory Pomerantsev (prezes MEET RIGA, Biura Rozwoju Turystyki w Rydze),
Henrietta Boncser (industry head, Google).
Dzięki obecności przedstawicieli Wizz Aira, Ryanaira i Lufthansy konferencja może być też okazją do spotkania przewoźników z reprezentantami portów lotniczych, co może zaowocować nowymi kontaktami i połączeniami.
 
Region Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej jest obecnie jednym z najbardziej dynamicznych w Europie. Sektor lotniczy w tej części kontynentu rozwija się bardzo dynamicznie, naśladując Europę Zachodnią. Wzrost uprzemysłowienia w ostatnich latach wraz z wyższym dochodem do dyspozycji mieszkańców napędza lotnictwo zarówno na poziomie korporacyjnym, jak i rekreacyjnym.
 
Przewoźnicy narodowi utrzymują wzrost i zaczynają być zyskowni, częściowo dzięki taniej ropie, a low-costy nastawiają się na wzrost eksponencjalny. Celem konferencji jest stanie się forum dla regionalnych liderów tego biznesu, a poprzez osiągnięcie tego statusu stworzenie możliwości networkingu i wymiany praktyki biznesowych.
 
Na konferencji zaplanowano ponad 10 sesji i prezentacji, analiz przypadków oraz sesji najlepszych praktyk. Przedstawiciele IATA, ERA oraz ważnych w regionie linii lotniczych i lotnisk będą rozmawiać o najnowszych trendach i pokażą swoje rozwiązania, dzięki którym cały region CEE może rozwinąć się na wyższy poziom. Doroczna konferencja CEE Aviation 2015 to forum to zastanowienia się nad umiędzynarodowieniem krajów poprzez lotnictwo oraz obecnych wyzwań regulacyjnych. 
 
Tematy sesji obejmują:
Nowe regulacje dotyczące pomocy publicznej w UE,
Współpraca GDS-ów z liniami tradycyjnymi i low-costowymi,
Trendy cyfrowe w branży lotniczej,
Zmiana pozycjonowania linii lotniczych,
Najlepsze praktyki rozwoju tras lotniczych,
Lotniska regionalne jako katalizatory wzrostu regionalnego.
Pomysłodawcą i organizatorem konferencji jest Laszlo Tamas. Więcej informacji można uzyskać na stronie internetowej wydarzenia oraz drogą mailową (office(at)cee-aviation.com). 

CEE Aviation Conference 2015, Budapest, 3 – 4 September

The first annual CEE aviation conference will cover the latest industry news and updates, current technologies and future trends of the aviation sector. We also aim to analyze airline and airport business development strategies in the CEE region, all while providing business networking opportunities for guests, sponsors, speakers and the media. Taking place 3rd-4th September at Boscolo Budapest in Budapest, Hungary.


 The conference features Opening Keynote:

 

Mr. Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Lease Corporation has over 40 years of aviation industry experience, Founder of ILFC and Director of SkyWest

Further Great Speakers confirmed at the conference:

Mr. Kenny Jacobs, Chief Marketing Officer, Ryanair, Ms. Heike Birlenbach, Vice President Sales and Services Europe, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Mr. Daniel de Carvalho, Corporate Communications Manager, Wizzair, Mr. Julian Jäger, COO, Vienna Airport, Mr. Andris Liepins, CEO, Riga Airport, Mr. András Hajdu, Founding Partner Welow Aviation Consulting (Founding Partner of Wizzair and Former CFO at Malév)

Mr. Gediminas Almantas , CEO, Lithuanian Airports, Ms. Anca Apahidean, Area Manager Eastern Europe, IATA, Mr. Simon McNamara, Director General, European Regions Airline Association, Mr. Paul Hogan, Publisher, ANNA AERO, Mr.Tony Barker, CEO, PAXPORT, Mr. David Gomes- Commercial Director, TRAVELPORT.

Mr. Gregory Pomerantsev, Chairman, MEET RIGA / Riga Tourism Development Bureau, Ms. Henrietta Boncsér, Industry Head, Google.

The CEE region is currently among the most dynamic regions in Europe. Its aviation industry is experiencing a rapid growth which follows the trend among Western European countries. Strong industrialisation in the recent years along with more disposable income is driving the aviation sector on both corporate and recreational levels. 

Flag carriers are maintaining growth and are turning profitable due in part to lower oil prices. And so LCC carriers are set for exponantial growth. Our aim is for the conference to be the Business Forum in the long run for the region’s industry leaders and in doing so, to offer a strong networking opportunity to do business and to exchange best practices.

More than 10 sessions and presentations, case studies and best practice sessions will take place on 3rd-4th September. IATA, ERA and Europe’s prominent Airline and Airport Heads will discuss the latest trends and deliver their best practice models with the aim to take the CEE region to a next level.

The 2015 CEE Aviation Annual Conference will provide a forum to reflect on the relationship between the internationalization through aviation and institutional responses to these important global challenges. 

Conference subthemes include:

• Revised EU state aid guidelines
• GDS cooperation with traditional and LCC carriers
• Digital Trends for the Aviation Industry
• Repositioning the airline models
• Best route development practices
• Regional Airports as the catalyst in the regional growth etc.

For additional information on the 2015 CEE AVIATION CONFERENCE please contact:

Mr. Laszlo TAMAS, Founder, Conference Director via  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web: www.cee-aviation.com 
Register: http://www.cee-aviation.com/register


28.05.2015
Európa legnagyobb légitársaságainak döntéshozói, ill. Közép-Kelet-Európa legjelentősebb repülőtereinek vezetői, légügyi szakemberei találkoznak 2015. szeptember 3-án és 4-én Budapesten, a Boscolo Budapest Hotelben.
 
A légügyi szakkonferencia központi témája a legújabb, légi szektorral kapcsolatos trendek és legfrissebb iparági újítások bemutatása. A konferencia kiemelten foglalkozik a globális és közép-kelet-európai regionális légitársaságok és repülőterek fejlődési stratégiáinak és modelljeinek elemzésével, neves iparági szakemberek előadásában.
 
A magyar származású, talán az egyik leghíresebb légügyi szakember, Stephen F. Udvar-Házy nyitó előadása mellett a légitársasági előadók között szerepel a Ryanair marketingigazgatója, Kenny Jacobs, a Lufthansa európai értékesítési és szolgáltatásokért felelős alelnöke, Heike Birlenbach és
 
Daniel de Carvalho, a Wizzair vállalati kommunikációs menedzsere is. A rendezvényen a régiós repülőtereket képviseli a Bécsi Nemzetközi Repülőtér operációs igazgatója, ill. társ-vezérigazgatója, Julian Jäger, a Budapest  Airportot várhatóan Jost Lammers vezérigazgató, a Rigai Nemzetközi Repülőteret Andris Liepins vezérigazgató, a litván repülőtereket pedig Gediminas Almantas vezérigazgató.
 
A konferencia további neves szakelőadói között szerepel az International Air Transport Association (IATA) regionális vezetője; a European Regions Airline Association igazgatója; a rigai turisztikai hivatal elnöke; az Anna Aero, az egyik legjelentősebb légügyi szakportál kiadója; az egyik legnagyobb lengyel chartercég, az EnterAir kereskedelmi igazgatója; a Paxport, a Travelport (GDS) és nem utolsó sorban a Google iparági vezetője.  Az esemény hazai médiapartnere az Airportal, valamint a lengyel légügyi szakportál, a Pasazer és a nemzetközi Anna Aero is.
 
Forrás: Turizmus Online
 
A CEE régió jelenleg az egyik legdinamikusabban fejlődő régió Európában. A légiközlekedési iparban tapasztalható gyors növekedés a nyugat-európai országokban tapasztalható trendet követi. Az utóbbi évek erős iparosítása nagy hajtóerőt jelent a légiközlekedési ágazatnak, mind az üzleti, mind a szabadidős célú utazások területén. Célunk az, hogy a konferencia hosszú távon a térség iparági vezetőinek olyan üzleti fóruma legyen, ahol a kapcsolatépítési lehetőségen kívül jelentős szerep jut a hasznos esettanulmányok és „best practice-ek” bemutatásának is.

A légügyi szakkonferencia központi témája a legújabb, légi szektorral kapcsolatos trendek és legfrissebb iparági újítások bemutatása. 

A konferencia kiemelten foglalkozik a globális és közép-kelet-európai regionális légitársaságok és repülőterek fejlődési stratégiáinak és modelljeinek elemzésével, neves iparági szakemberek előadásában. 

A konferencia alapvető célja, hogy az előadásokon, kerekasztal-beszélgetéseken és esettanulmányokon keresztül iránymutató és hasznos témákat kínáljon és mutasson be a résztvevő szakembereknek, ill. üzleti kapcsolatépítési lehetőséget nyújtson a résztvevőknek, az előadóknak és a szponzoroknak, ill. a média szakembereinek egyaránt.
 

A konferencia nyitóbeszédét megtartó Steven F. Udvar-Házy, az Air Lease Corporation ügyvezető igazgatója. (Forrás: ALC) | © AIRportal.hu
A konferencia nyitóbeszédét megtartó Steven F. Udvar-Házy, az Air Lease Corporation ügyvezető igazgatója. (Forrás: ALC)
 

A magyar származású, talán az egyik leghíresebb légügyi szakember, Steven F. Udvar-Házy nyitó előadása mellett a légitársasági előadók között szerepel a Ryanair marketingigazgatója, Kenny Jacobs, a Lufthansa európai értékesítési és szolgáltatásokért felelős alelnöke, Heike Birlenbach és Daniel de Carvalho, a Wizzair vállalati kommunikációs menedzsere is. 

A rendezvényen a régiós repülőtereket képviseli a Bécsi Nemzetközi Repülőtér operációs igazgatója, ill. társ-vezérigazgatója, Julian Jäger, a Budapest Airportot várhatóan Jost Lammers vezérigazgató, a Rigai Nemzetközi Repülőteret Andris Liepins vezérigazgató, a litván repülőtereket pedig Gediminas Almantas vezérigazgató.

A konferencia további neves szakelőadói között szerepel az International Air Transport Association (IATA) regionális vezetője; a European Regions Airline Association igazgatója; a rigai turisztikai hivatal elnöke; az Anna Aero, az egyik legjelentősebb légügyi szakportál kiadója; az egyik legnagyobb lengyel chartercég, az EnterAir kereskedelmi igazgatója; a Paxport, a Travelport (GDS) és nem utolsó sorban a Google iparági vezetője. Az esemény hazai médiapartnere az AIRportal, valamint a lengyel légügyi szakportál, a Pasazer és a nemzetközi Anna Aero is.

A CEE régió jelenleg az egyik legdinamikusabban fejlődő régió Európában. A légiközlekedési iparban tapasztalható gyors növekedés a nyugat-európai országokban tapasztalható trendet követi. Az utóbbi évek erős iparosítása nagy hajtóerőt jelent a légiközlekedési ágazatnak, mind az üzleti, mind a szabadidős célú utazások területén. Célunk az, hogy a konferencia hosszú távon a térség iparági vezetőinek olyan üzleti fóruma legyen, ahol a kapcsolatépítési lehetőségen kívül jelentős szerep jut a hasznos esettanulmányok és „best practice-ek” bemutatásának is.
 

 
A 2015. szeptember 3-án és 4-én Budapesten, a Boscolo Budapest Hotelben tartandó konferencián történő részvétel regisztrációhoz kötött, 2015. június 30. előtt jelentkezőknek lényeges árengedményt kínálnak a szervezők.

Részletes információk, a konferencia programja aide kattintva, a Cee-Aviation konferencia weboldalán érhető el.
 


CEE AVIATION Conference és Business Consulting Kft.-t 2014-ben szakemberek alapították, akik több mint 12 éves légi ipari múlttal rendelkeznek a Wizzair, Lufthansa, Ryanair és Qatar Airways légitársaságoknál, ill. szakkonferenciákat szerveztek az Institute for International Researchnél. 

A konferencia alapvető célja, hogy iparági szakfórumként lehetőséget biztosítson a régió szakembereinek, hogy légi ipari szervezetekkel, légitársasági lízingcégekkel, légitársaságokkal valamint a régió repülőtereivel és partnercégeivel találkozhassanak és együttműködhessenek a technológiai és iparági innovációk bevezetésével egy dinamikusabb légi közlekedés fejlesztéséért.

Az AIRportal.hu a CEE AVIATION KONFERENCIA 2015 médiapartnere.

 

 

Forrás: AIRportal.hu

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