Articles tagged “wizz air”

Ryanair Records Slowest Annual Passenger Growth Since 2015

Ryanair Records Slowest Annual Passenger Growth Since 2015

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Ryanair's growth might have slowed but it still boasted a sky-high load factor of 96 percent. CEO Michael O'Leary and the rest of the management team will be hoping for a more straightforward year in 2019.

2 weeks ago

How Wizz Air Plans to Take Advantage of Brexit

How Wizz Air Plans to Take Advantage of Brexit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Brexit might end up being pretty painful for the European aviation industry, especially those airlines with big operations into and out of the UK. Will Wizz Air be able to take advantage of this turbulence? We'll have to wait and see.

2 months ago

Ryanair Revives Plan to Open Routes to Ukraine

Ryanair Revives Plan to Open Routes to Ukraine

Volodymyr Verbyany, Bloomberg

Europe’s largest budget airline sees a silver lining in every crowd. Ukraine's 45 million residents are the latest group it hopes will become customers. They have enjoyed visa-free travel in the European Union since summer 2017.

10 months ago

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Laws have been changed to supposedly eliminate gender bias but the problem at senior levels still persists. Companies first need to admit they have a problem, then they can do something about it. Perhaps there should be greater consideration of quotas.

12 months ago

Ryanair Still Doing Better Than Its Rivals

Ryanair Still Doing Better Than Its Rivals

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Despite all the bad headlines, Ryanair continues to dominate the short-haul European market. The performance – though slightly down on previous years – should also help take some of the heat off Chief Executive Michael O’Leary.

1 year ago

Pilot Shortage Issue Splits European Airline Execs

Pilot Shortage Issue Splits European Airline Execs

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Are there enough airline pilots to go around? There's no agreement on whether there's a crisis, but some airlines are at a greater disadvantage than others.

1 year ago

Wizz Air Is Cutting Carry-On Bag Fees as Profits Soar

Wizz Air Is Cutting Carry-On Bag Fees as Profits Soar

Mark Barton and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

It's refreshing to see an airline respond to customer feedback, especially where fees are concerned. But if economic conditions sour, the carrier can always bring back the charges.

2 years ago

Wizz Air Takes Fight to Legacy Carriers With Aggressive Expansion

Wizz Air Takes Fight to Legacy Carriers With Aggressive Expansion

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Wizz Air is doing in eastern Europe, what Ryanair and EasyJet have done in the west. Legacy flag carriers, especially those not part of bigger groups, just find it too hard to compete.

2 years ago

Wizz Air is Cutting Back on Its UK Growth Plans Following Brexit Vote

Wizz Air is Cutting Back on Its UK Growth Plans Following Brexit Vote

Richard Weiss and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Brexit may cause one of the greatest shifts in European low-cost carrier history and mainland European hubs will benefit from it.

2 years ago

Interview: Wizz Air CEO on Why Smiles Are the Only Perk Low-Cost Carriers Can Afford

Interview: Wizz Air CEO on Why Smiles Are the Only Perk Low-Cost Carriers Can Afford

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Vararadi seems to follow Baldanza’s example for Ultra-Low Cost Carrier success with Spirit to the letter, creating new flyers with little more than low fares and a smile.

3 years ago

Ukraine Debates Decision to Kick Out Foreign Carriers

Ukraine Debates Decision to Kick Out Foreign Carriers

Mark Raczkiewycz , Bloomberg

Although localizing the aviation industry would be good for Ukraine International Airlines, it would hurt the overall travel economy both for locals and visitors looking to visit the country.

4 years ago

Low-Cost Carrier Wizz Air Pulls Plans for London IPO

Low-Cost Carrier Wizz Air Pulls Plans for London IPO

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Some European airlines are hitting 'reset' right now, while others like Turkish, BA, and easyJet have already done the hard work.

5 years ago