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Wizz Air
IATA
W6
ICAO
WZZ
Callsign
WIZZAIR
Founded 2003
Hubs Boryspil International Airport
Katowice International Airport
Poznań-Ławica Airport
Budapest Ferihegy International Airport
Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport
Bucharest Băneasa Airport
Sofia Airport
Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport
Cluj-Napoca International Airport
Fleet size 17 (+80 orders)
Destinations 32
Headquarters Vecsés, Hungary
Key people József Váradi
Website: wizzair.com

Wizz Air is a Hungarian[1][2] low-cost airline with headquarters in Vecsés, Hungary. Focusing on the markets of Central Europe the company has operational bases at the Sofia Airport, Bulgaria; Budapest Ferihegy International Airport, Hungary; Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport, Katowice International Airport, Poznań-Ławica Airport and Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport in Poland; Bucharest Băneasa Airport and Cluj-Napoca International Airport, in Romania; Boryspil International Airport, in Ukraine. Image File history File links Wizz_logo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... , Boryspil International Airport (IATA: KBP, ICAO: UKBB) is an international airport located near the city of Boryspil, 29 km east of Kiev. ... Katowice International Airport (Polish: ) (IATA: KTW, ICAO: EPKT) is an international airport located in Pyrzowice, 30 km north of the Katowice city centre, north of the Upper Silesia agglomeration Air France operated by Brit Air (Paris-Charles de Gaulle) Centralwings (Dublin, Edinburgh, Rhodes [Starts May 24,2007] Shannon) Direct Fly... PoznaÅ„-Ławica Airport (IATA: POZ, ICAO: EPPO), built in 1913, is one of the oldest airports in Poland. ... Aerial view of Ferihegy Ferihegy control tower Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (Hungarian: Ferihegyi Nemzetközi RepülÅ‘tér or simply Ferihegy) (IATA: BUD, ICAO: LHBP) is the international airport serving the capital city of Budapest, and the largest of the countrys five international airports. ... Airport maintenance facilities seen from the runway Departure hall of Terminal 1 Sculptured head of Frédéric Chopin installed on a monument base in front of Terminal 1. ... The Băneasa Terminal Terminal seen from the runway Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu Airport (IATA: BBU, ICAO: LRBS) (largely known as Băneasa Airport or Bucharest City Airport) is located in Băneasa district, Bucharest, Romania. ... Sofia Airport (IATA: SOF, ICAO: LBSF) (Bulgarian: , Letishte Sofiya), also known as Vrazhdebna (Враждебна) (after the village located to the north) is the main airport in Sofia, Bulgaria. ... GdaÅ„sk Lech WaÅ‚Ä™sa Airport (Polish: , formerly Polish: ) (IATA: GDN, ICAO: EPGD) is an international airport located in GdaÅ„sk, Poland, not far from the city centres of the Tricity metropolitan area: GdaÅ„sk (6. ... Cluj-Napoca International Airport (IATA: CLJ, ICAO: LRCL) serves the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. ... Vecsés is a town of 18,673 in Pest county, Hungary. ... A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline (also known as a no-frills or discount carrier / airline) is an airline that offers generally low fares in exchange for eliminating many traditional passenger services. ... Vecsés is a town of 18,673 in Pest county, Hungary. ... Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... Sofia Airport (IATA: SOF, ICAO: LBSF) (Bulgarian: , Letishte Sofiya), also known as Vrazhdebna (Враждебна) (after the village located to the north) is the main airport in Sofia, Bulgaria. ... Aerial view of Ferihegy Ferihegy control tower Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (Hungarian: Ferihegyi Nemzetközi RepülÅ‘tér or simply Ferihegy) (IATA: BUD, ICAO: LHBP) is the international airport serving the capital city of Budapest, and the largest of the countrys five international airports. ... GdaÅ„sk Lech WaÅ‚Ä™sa Airport (Polish: , formerly Polish: ) (IATA: GDN, ICAO: EPGD) is an international airport located in GdaÅ„sk, Poland, not far from the city centres of the Tricity metropolitan area: GdaÅ„sk (6. ... Katowice International Airport (Polish: ) (IATA: KTW, ICAO: EPKT) is an international airport located in Pyrzowice, 30 km north of the Katowice city centre, north of the Upper Silesia agglomeration Air France operated by Brit Air (Paris-Charles de Gaulle) Centralwings (Dublin, Edinburgh, Rhodes [Starts May 24,2007] Shannon) Direct Fly... PoznaÅ„-Ławica Airport (IATA: POZ, ICAO: EPPO), built in 1913, is one of the oldest airports in Poland. ... Airport maintenance facilities seen from the runway Departure hall of Terminal 1 Sculptured head of Frédéric Chopin installed on a monument base in front of Terminal 1. ... Cluj-Napoca International Airport (IATA: CLJ, ICAO: LRCL) serves the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. ... , Boryspil International Airport (IATA: KBP, ICAO: UKBB) is an international airport located near the city of Boryspil, 29 km east of Kiev. ...

Contents

History

The airline was established in September 2003. The lead investor is Indigo Partners, an American private equity firm[citation needed] specializing in transportation investments. The first flight was made on 19 May 2004 from Katowice, 19 days after Poland and Hungary entered the European Union and the single European aviation market. The airline carried 250,000 passengers in its first three and a half months, almost 1.4 million passengers in the first year of operations and to date,10 million passengers. In 2007 Wizz Air carried 2.8 million passengers on its Polish routes and is planning to achieve 10 million more passengers in the next 18 months. is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Osiedle TysiÄ…clecia at night Coordinates: , Country Voivodeship Powiat city county Gmina Katowice Established 16th century City Rights 1865 Government  - Mayor Piotr Uszok Area  - City 164. ...



The airline's CEO and chairman is József Váradi, former CEO of Malév Hungarian Airlines. The company is registered in London with operating subsidiaries in Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria. Wizz Air Bulgaria was established in September 2005[3]. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Chief Executive redirects here. ... Malév Hungarian Airlines, a translation of the Hungarian Magyar Légiközlekedési Vállalat, is the national airline of Hungary. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Passengers alighting at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, Athens, Greece.
Passengers alighting at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, Athens, Greece.
Bulgarian-registered Airbus A320-200 takes off from London Luton Airport, England.
Bulgarian-registered Airbus A320-200 takes off from London Luton Airport, England.
Airbus A320-200 boarding at Aurel Vlaicu International Airport, (Baneasa) Bucharest before departing for London Luton Airport.
Airbus A320-200 boarding at Aurel Vlaicu International Airport, (Baneasa) Bucharest before departing for London Luton Airport.

Wizzair has been voted the best low-fare airline in Poland by the readers of pasazer.com, the largest travel news portal in Poland. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1968 KB)Passengers alighting at Athens International Airport, Greece. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1968 KB)Passengers alighting at Athens International Airport, Greece. ... The Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, (IATA: ATH, ICAO: LGAV) which began operation in March 2001, serves the city of Athens in Greece. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1927x1304, 1986 KB) Whizz Air Airbus A320-200 (LZ-WZA) leaves the ground at London Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1927x1304, 1986 KB) Whizz Air Airbus A320-200 (LZ-WZA) leaves the ground at London Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... London Luton Airport (IATA: LTN, ICAO: EGGW) (previously called Luton International Airport)[3] is an international airport located on the edge of the town of Luton, Bedfordshire, England approximately north of London. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 211 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture I took at Bucharest Baneasa Airport, before departing for London Luton on 9th April 2007. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 211 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture I took at Bucharest Baneasa Airport, before departing for London Luton on 9th April 2007. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The Băneasa Terminal Terminal seen from the runway Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu Airport (IATA: BBU, ICAO: LRBS) (largely known as Băneasa Airport or Bucharest City Airport) is located in Băneasa district, Bucharest, Romania. ... London Luton Airport (IATA: LTN, ICAO: EGGW) (previously called Luton International Airport)[3] is an international airport located on the edge of the town of Luton, Bedfordshire, England approximately north of London. ...


József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, won the Ernst & Young award of the 'Brave Innovator' in 2007. The prize recognized the break through in the airline business in Hungary and the region, the business model and the business conduct of Wizz Air.


Services/destinations

Further information: Wizz Air destinations

WizzAir started new services between Katowice and London Gatwick in 2008[4]. Winter destinations from Warsaw are Milan Bergamo and Grenoble. In January 2008, flights also started from Gdansk to Goteborg, Bournemouth and Coventry. Map of Wizzairs destinations Wizz Air operates to various European cities and one city in the Asian side of Turkey. ...


In summer 2008, WizzAir will restart the summer only services from Katowice and Budapest to Barcelona (GRO), as well as a new weekly service to Girona from Gdańsk. Other summer services from Budapest are Crete-Heraklion, Corfu, Bourgas and Varna, from Katowice to Crete-Heraklion and Bourgas, Warsaw to Corfu and Bourgas. They will also restart the three-times weekly service from London Luton to Bourgas.


Wizz Air Bulgaria

Further information: Wizz Air Bulgaria destinations

The Bulgarian division of Wizz Air has been awarded licences to begin new services to Greece, Turkey and Moldova. At the moment Wizz Air Bulgaria operates flights from Sofia to London, Rome and Dortmund, and seasonal services from the United Kingdom to Bourgas. This article is about the capital of Bulgaria. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Dortmund is a city in Germany, located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. ... Burgas (or Bourgas, Bulgarian: Бургас) is the second largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. ...


From 26 July 2008, Wizz Air will offer new destinations from Sofia to Varna, Barcelona, Valencia, Milan, Izmir, Brussels and will expand the number of flights to London, Rome and Dortmund by commissioning another Airbus A320 to serve the new routes. is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of Bulgaria. ... This article is about the city in Bulgaria. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Look up Valencia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... Shows the Location of the Province Ä°zmir Izmir from space, June 1996 Izmir (Turkish spelling Ä°zmir, contraction of its former name Smyrna), the second-largest port (after Ä°stanbul) and the third most populous city (2,409,000 in 2000) of Turkey, is located on the Aegean Sea near the Gulf... This article is about the settlement itself. ...


Fleet

As of March 2008, the Wizz Air fleet includes:

16 aircraft operate under Wizz Air Hungary and one for Wizz Air Bulgaria. It has firm orders for 80 Airbus A320s. [6] The airline intends to operate 90+ aircraft in 5-7 years. The fleet is easily recognisable in airports due to its white, pink and purple colors. All its A320s are powered by International Aero Engines V2500 engines, even those to be leased from GECAS. The 99.5% technical dispatch reliability, which is well above the world average, is ensured by the Lufthansa Technik maintenance organization. [7] The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... Categories: Stub | Turbofan engines ... Categories: General Electric subsidiaries | Corporation stubs ...


On 10 October 2007, Wizz Air confirmed an order for a further 50 Airbus A320 aircraft bringing its total commitments of that type up to 80 and an option for further 25 A320s.[8] is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ...


Pricing

Wizz Air is a low-cost airline[9], passengers pay the fare plus taxes and charges which can include a fuel surcharge, insurance and facility charge, air duty charge, passenger service charge, and security tax. These additional taxes and charges can equate to as much as 55 euros one-way. There is an additional 3 euro charge per flight per passenger for ordering via the web using a credit card and a 5-euro charge per booking for ordering over the phone.


External links

  • Wizz Air official website
  • Wizzit inflight magazine

References

  1. ^ Hungarian Wizz Air Opens Fifth Hub in Poland. Business Week. Retrieved on 2008-03-20.
  2. ^ Fliers reap benefits in Eastern Europe. International Herald Tribune. Retrieved on 2008-03-20.
  3. ^ Airliner World, January 2007.
  4. ^ Wizz Air launches London Gatwick – Katowice flight (2007-08-09). Retrieved on 2008-05-05.
  5. ^ Wizz Air
  6. ^ Airbus orders
  7. ^ Wizz Air Sale and Lease Back with GECAS
  8. ^ "Wizz Air orders 50 more Airbus A320s" Fligt Global, 10/10/2007
  9. ^ Wizz Air offering new biz fare. CNN. Retrieved on 2008-03-20.

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