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Wizz Air to charge customers €10 for hand luggage on board

10 July 2012

Wizz Air is venturing into previously untapped financial territory – by charging its passengers for taking hand luggage into the cabin, even though it already charges to check in luggage to the hold.

The move means that any passenger hoping to take a small case away with them will be forced to pay whether they put it in the hold or take it in the cabin with them.

From August 1, Hungarian carrier Wizz Air will begin a trial on its route between Luton and the Polish city of Katowice that will see customers required to pay to take larger hand-carried items on board.

Wizz Air celebrates 7th anniversary

27 May 2011

The airline’s first flight took to the skies on 19 May 2004 from Katowice in Southern Poland. Since then, the airline has gone on to become the largest airline in Central and Eastern Europe operating from 15 bases, in Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Serbia and Lithuania.

Wizz Air has carried more than 10 million passengers in the past 12 months – up by more than 22% compared with the previous 12 months.

The airline has one of the youngest fleets in the world, consisting of 35 Airbus A320s with a further 104 aircraft on order, which will deliver the airline’s growth plans for many years to come.

source: Reuters

Wizz Air is outraged at the re-nationalization of Malév

15 March 2010

Wizz Air said it would immediately call on the European Commission to investigate the Hungarian government’s decision to yet again waste significant financial resources into Malév, the struggling and massively loss making national airline.

The Malév re-nationalization plan does not solve the issue as the  airline will require continuous illegal financial aid from tax payers’  money going forward.


Wizz Air introduces web check-in

5 November 2009

Wizz Air, the largest low fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has launched web check-in. The new service is being initially introduced for flights departing from Budapest and extended gradually to flights from all airports by Spring 2010.

The web check-in does not impact on the rest of the boarding procedure: passengers are requested to present themselves at the boarding gate no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the flight.

source: Peanuts!

Wizz Air launches London Luton – Kiev flights

11 October 2008

Hungary-based budget airline Wizz Air has announced on Friday that it will open the London Luton – Kiev Boryspil route starting from 17 December 2008.

Wizz Air is the first low-cost airline to operate an international route to Ukraine.

The new service will initially be operated four times a week, going up to daily as of 28 March 2009.

source: Porfolio

Low-cost airline to begin operations in Ukraine

1 July 2008

A Hungarian low-cost airline received final approval to began operations in Ukraine, ending unchallenged control of the former Soviet republic’s air-passenger market by high-price domestic carriers.

Budapest-headquartered Wizz Air obtained certification to operate an Airbus 320 aircraft on Ukrainian internal routes, and expected the maiden flight to take place in July, company officials said.


Low-cost airline Germanwings aims at 2 new Ukraine routes

6 June 2008

The German low-cost airline Germanwings intends to open two new routes to the former Soviet republic Ukraine.

Oleksander Davydov, a Ukraine Transport Ministry spokesman, confirmed Germanwings had applied to operate aicraft along the routes Kiev-Berlin and Kiev-Cologne.

Currently only one low-cost airline, Hungarian WizzAir, is registered to operates flights into and out of Ukraine. The first WizzAir flight is expected this month.


Wizz Air further expands in Romania, announces new routes to Brussels, Milan, Dortmund

4 March 2008

Wizz Air, the largest CEE based low fare-low cost airline has announced the launch of its first domestic service in Romania with flights between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca with 4 weekly frequencies. This is the only domestic flight operated by low cost company in Romania.


Wizz Air Introduces low cost domestic flights

28 November 2007

Low-cost air carrier Wizz Air announced that it would start new domestic flights from Bulgaria’s capital to the sea-side city of Varna. The company said it planned to operate four flights per week between Sofia and Varna.

The plans would make it the first low cost airline to operate domestic flights in Bulgaria, a Wizz Air media statement said.

Introduction of the domestic flights was part of a series of new flights that were being introduced, including flights to Milan-Bergamo, Valencia, Barcelona and Izmir.

source: Sofia Echo

Wizz Air introduces all inclusive fares

29 May 2007

Wizz Air, central & eastern Europe’s largest low cost-low fare airline, today announced its move to an all inclusive pricing structure.

From today, all fares will be quoted inclusive of taxes, charges and handling fees. Fares start from as low as 19.99.

Natasa Kázmér, head of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs for Wizz Air said: “We have been applying all inclusive fares in a number of markets to-date and today we can announce that we plan to roll it out throughout the entire network”.