Articles tagged “wizz air”

Trivago CEO and Kayak Co-Founder Possess Skewed Views on the Best Way to Innovate

Trivago CEO and Kayak Co-Founder Possess Skewed Views on the Best Way to Innovate

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When it comes to brainstorming, there's no substitute for a Skift reporter ambling over to a Skift Research analyst's desk, and shooting the breeze about Oyo's model, or looking over a shoulder to view on screen how Expedia's marketing spend is trending. That dynamic is really tough to replicate on Zoom.

2 months ago

Wizz Air’s Odd Fee for Buying a Ticket While Using an Ad Blocker Draws Fire on Social Media

Wizz Air’s Odd Fee for Buying a Ticket While Using an Ad Blocker Draws Fire on Social Media

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We've seen budget airlines foist a lot of memorable fees on travelers, but we did a double take over this higher fee for using an ad blocker.

2 months ago

Putting Europe’s Low-Cost Carriers in Peril Should Not Be a Lasting Legacy From Government in This Crisis

Putting Europe’s Low-Cost Carriers in Peril Should Not Be a Lasting Legacy From Government in This Crisis

Brian Sumers, Skift

Legacy airlines are in trouble. Many deserve bailouts. But let's not take it too far. There's no reason to penalize low-cost airlines. If they can make money with cheap fares, let them.

4 months ago

Wizz Air Expands in Western Europe

Wizz Air Expands in Western Europe

Sarah Young, Reuters

Wizz Air expects passenger volume to recover next year, so it's expanding. Meanwhile, larger rival EasyJet says air travel won't rebound until 2023, so it's cutting deeper. Who's right?

5 months ago

Low-Cost Carriers Put Squeeze on Airports in Coronavirus Cost Drive

Low-Cost Carriers Put Squeeze on Airports in Coronavirus Cost Drive

Laurence Frost and Sarah Young, Reuters

If anyone knows how to drive a bargain, these three low-cost carriers do. Expect airports across Europe to struggle to say no to their demands.

5 months ago

Wizz Air Turns to Repatriation Flights

Wizz Air Turns to Repatriation Flights

Marton Dunai, Reuters

A new market has opened up for travel companies — serving governments, not tourists. Wizz Air is making the most of it.

7 months ago

Wizz Air Mulls 10 Percent Capacity Cut to Cope With Coronavirus

Wizz Air Mulls 10 Percent Capacity Cut to Cope With Coronavirus

Reuters

As demand falls across Europe, airlines have little choice but to adjust their flight schedules. It's a time to batten down the hatches and try to ride out the storm.

8 months ago

Frontier Airlines Owner Cuts Stake in Wizz Air

Frontier Airlines Owner Cuts Stake in Wizz Air

Reuters

Given the European Union's ownership rules and Indigo Partners' previous comments, this news comes as no surprise. Of more interest is where will legendary low-cost airline investor Bill Franke turn his attention to next?

9 months ago

Wizz Air Looks to Middle East for Further Expansion

Wizz Air Looks to Middle East for Further Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Wizz Air's announcement of a move into Abu Dhabi was certainly eye-catching, but we maybe shouldn't expect anything similar elsewhere. Rather, the airline seems to be happy just moving into those markets like Armenia, Georgia, and Israel that had previously been underserved.

9 months ago

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's only going to get worse as demand keeps rising.

11 months 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.

11 months 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.

12 months ago