Articles tagged “wizz air”

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines are much more comfortable talking about mitigating climate change through incremental changes such as more efficient aircraft and carbon offsets. But these don't alter the fundamental problem. Flying is bad for the environment and it is only going to get worse as demand keeps rising.

1 day ago

Wizz Air Thinks It Has a Simplicity Advantage Over Ryanair

Wizz Air Thinks It Has a Simplicity Advantage Over Ryanair

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair's decision to morph into a group airline has opened up plenty of opportunities, with the individual carriers able to operate differently. But is there a downside? For Wizz Air, it's all about keeping things simple.

7 days ago

Why Wizz Air Has No Plans to Try Low-Cost, Long-Haul Anytime Soon

Why Wizz Air Has No Plans to Try Low-Cost, Long-Haul Anytime Soon

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Wizz Air is probably right to steer clear of trying its hand at long-haul flights, at least for the moment. CEO József Váradi's assessment seems correct — the industry is still waiting for the right aircraft to come along.

2 weeks ago

Carbon Offsets Mask Aviation Industry’s Lack of Green Alternatives

Carbon Offsets Mask Aviation Industry’s Lack of Green Alternatives

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Carbon offsetting is by and large a con. The idea that rather than reducing environmentally harmful activities you can simply outsource the solution is ridiculous.

3 months ago

Wizz Air Ramps Up Growth Plans as European Rivals Wilt

Wizz Air Ramps Up Growth Plans as European Rivals Wilt

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Like bigger rivals such as Ryanair and EasyJet, Wizz Air is happy to take advantage of smaller European airlines pulling back capacity or going out of business entirely.

4 months ago

Discount Carrier Wizz Air Hopes to Expand Its Network to India and Dubai

Discount Carrier Wizz Air Hopes to Expand Its Network to India and Dubai

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The transatlantic low-cost, long-haul business model has plenty of skeptics, but Wizz Air's recent order of 20 A321 XLR aircrafts could bring a slew of new Europe-to-Asia routes that show the business model has life in it yet.

5 months ago

Wizz Air Defies Tough European Aviation Market With Record Annual Profit

Wizz Air Defies Tough European Aviation Market With Record Annual Profit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With costs lower than most other airlines, Wizz Air is in a strong position to ride out a difficult 2019.

6 months ago

Will Wow Air’s Demise Ease Iceland’s Overtourism Problem?

Will Wow Air’s Demise Ease Iceland’s Overtourism Problem?

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir and Nick Rigillo, Bloomberg

Blessing in disguise in terms of addressing overtourism? Or a terrible blow to Iceland's economy? We'll have to wait and see just how the loss of Wow Air will play out in the country.

8 months ago

All Nippon Airways Boost to Philippines Tourism and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

All Nippon Airways Boost to Philippines Tourism and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in aviation, an All Nippon Airways deal could help the Philippine tourism industry, airlines target millennials with premium economy seats, and American Airlines struggles to deal with tumbling customer satisfaction.

10 months ago

Wizz Air Pinched by Fuel Price Rise

Wizz Air Pinched by Fuel Price Rise

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It might have been a difficult quarter for Wizz Air but it remains broadly optimistic. Along with other airlines, it will be hoping that the UK government comes to some form of agreement over Brexit.

10 months ago

Ryanair Issues Profit Warning as Fares Tumble

Ryanair Issues Profit Warning as Fares Tumble

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Ryanair's lowered guidance is a sign of how tough things are for European airlines at the moment. Fortunately, the airline is still highly profitable; the same can't be said for some of its smaller rivals.

10 months ago

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.

11 months ago