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35 Countries served
94 Destinations served
292 Routes served

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  • Read more 23APR2014: Wizz Air Ukraine defers establishment of Lvov base
    Wizz Air Ukraine (WU, Kiev Zhulyany) has announced further adjustments to its network and capacity, in response to continued low demand on domestic routes and a weaker Ukrainian Hryvnia.

    In a statement, the Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) subsidiary said the planned opening of its Lvov base on April 30 has now been deferred until the market normalises. As a consequence, six new routes from Lviv to Barcelona El Prat, Naples Int'l, Kutaisi, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion, Rome Fiumicino and Valencia Manises have been temporarily suspended. Existing services to Dortmund, Milan Orio al Serio and Venice Treviso will, however, continue to operate.

    "As soon as we see demand which supports additional growth, we will proceed with appropriate capacity enhancements. The adjustments announced today are temporary and we aim to restore our original growth plan as soon as possible," Akos Bus, Director General of Wizz Air Ukraine, said.

    Kiev Zhulyany services to Sofia and Vilnius in addition to the Kharkov service to Kutaisi have also been temporarily suspended.
  • Read more 21APR2014: Lufthansa outlines next round of germanwings transfers
    Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l) has outlined the next round of transfers to its subsidiary, germanwings (4U, Cologne/Bonn), set to occur in autumn of this year.

    Airline Route reports that effective September 18, the following Dusseldorf routes will be moved to germanwings: Birmingham Int'l, Manchester Int'l, Newcastle and Paris CDG. Effective October 8, Vienna will move while from October 26 London Heathrow, Malaga, Moscow Vnukovo, Naples Int'l, and Nice flights will switch to the low cost carrier.

    An integral part of its SCORE turnaround strategy, Lufthansa's move to transfer all its non-Munich and Frankfurt Int'l traffic to germanwings is aimed at helping the German carrier to recover domestic and regional market-share lost to the likes of Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l), Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) and easyJet (U2, London Luton).
  • Read more 19APR2014: Lufthansa to maintain Score restructuring programme past 2015
    Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l) will continue with its "Score" cost-cutting programme past its 2015 conclusion date outgoing CEO Christoph Franz has told a press conference. According to Reuters, Franz was of the opinion that additional benefits could still be extracted from the programme.

    "I don't believe we've squeezed all the juice out of the fruit yet," he said. "The challenge now is to stay on the ball, and in situations in which the environment is changing, we need to adapt."

    Launched in February 2012, Score aims to increase the airline's operating profit by EUR1.5billion (USD2.07million) by 2015 with over 4'000 unique programs having been identified.

    “Score is on track. We have achieved our profit and restructuring targets for 2013. And we have created the conditions that will enable us to keep increasing our profits in the years ahead. We are working on further measures to improve earnings, which will enable us to cope with greater headwinds, too,” said Simone Menne, Member of the Executive Board and CFO at Lufthansa.

    Among the more critical measures undertaken include the laying off of 3'500 administrative workers as well as the transfer to subsidiary germanwings (4U, Cologne/Bonn) of the airline's non-Frankfurt Int'l and Munich European traffic. Against the backdrop of rising pressure from the likes of Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l), Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) and easyJet (U2, London Luton), the switch to germanwings is now beginning to yield results with the low cost carrier now expected to break even next year.

    Notwithstanding the threat of LCCs and Gulf carriers on all market fronts, Franz said Lufthansa would be interested in playing a part in market consolidation at some point in the future, but denied any foreseeable tie ups.

    "There is nothing planned at the moment though, I want to make that clear," he said.
  • Read more 16APR2014: Germany's Lübeck Airport facing uncertain future
    Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) and Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) could be forced to abandon their Lübeck, Germany operations following reports the airport is now facing serious viability problems. Germany's NDR says Egyptian investor Mohamad Rady Amar has sold his shares in logistics and project management firm, 3Y Logistic und Projektbetreuung GmbH, which is responsible for running the facility. Amar is also alleged to have "disappeared".

    3Y's parent firm, Yasmina Flughafenmanagement GmbH, itself is also facing serious funding problems in light of lingering debts and a poor credit rating.

    The fallout comes after Amar was dismissed from the post of Managing Director of the airport following a decision taken during a meeting on March 31. Berlin businessman Adam Wagner has been appointed the new Managing Director, said a Lübeck court spokeswoman.

    Amar bought the airport for the symbolic sum of EUR1 in late 2012 promising to bring in over EUR20million of foreign investment to the airport. Among the conditions of the sale was Amar assumption of the airport's accumulated debt of almost EUR40million. NDR claims none of the promises were fulfilled.

    Lübeck Airport is a minor international airport located 54km northeast of Hamburg.
  • Read more 09APR2014: Wizz Air Ukraine scales back capacity as demand for travel wanes
    Wizz Air Ukraine (WU, Kiev Zhulyany) has returned one of its four A320-200s, UR-WUD (cn 5660), to parent Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) as demand for travel to Ukraine continues to decline.

    As a result of the reduced capacity, Wizz Air Ukraine's chairman Ákos Bús said the LCC will base two aircraft at Kiev Zhulyany and the other at Lvov in preparation for the upcoming summer season.

    Ukraine is currently in the throes of severe civil unrest following the recent annexation of the Crimean peninsula by Russia.

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Aircraft TypeActiveInactiveTotalOn Order* BØ Age P  
A320-100/-20037 37hiddenhidden
A320-200 (sl)7 7hiddenhidden
Total44044hiddenhidden  
* Includes new or used aircraft not yet delivered for which a construction/manufacturer serial number is already known.

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