Articles tagged “wizz air”

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.

2 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 months 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.

7 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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