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Flight from Berlin to Egypt Lands in Hungary on Bomb Threat

Hungarian police say a flight from Berlin to the Egyptian beach resort of Hurghada has made an unscheduled landing in Hungary and is being checked for explosives after police received information about a bomb threat. Police spokeswoman Viktoria Csiszer-Kovacs said Monday that explosives experts are inspecting the unidentified airplane, its passengers and luggage. She would not identify the sour...

Wizz Air Continues Expansion In Fyrom

Wizz Air announced further growth to its low fare route network from FYROM with three new Skopje services. WIZZ will connect Skopje with Berlin Schoenefeld from 21 March 2016, while the new Skopje services to Copenhagen and Bratislava will commence in 22 and 28 March, respectively. Each new route will operate two times a week. Bratislava and Copenhagen, the capitals and econom...

Wizz Air signs line maintenance contract with Lufthansa Technik Budapest

The Hungarian airline Wizz Air has contracted Lufthansa Technik Budapest (LTB) to provide line maintenance services for its fleet at the Budapest and Debrecen locations. The agreement comes into force in February 2016 and includes Wizz Air’s eight Airbus A320 aircraft stationed in Budapest. Lufthansa Technik Budapest will carry out the maintenance at the two Hunga...

Wizz Air passenger tries to smash down cockpit door

A passenger jet has been forced to make an emergency landing after a man tried to smash down the cockpit door before attempting to open two exits. He was subdued by other travellers during the terrifying incident on a plane from Bucharest in Romania to the Norwegian city of Torp. The man allegedly stood up and ranted in the cabin before running along the aisle and kicking the cockpit door....

Wizz Air shareholders approve order for 110 Airbus A321neos

Wizz Air’s shareholders have approved the proposed purchase of 110 Airbus A321neos from Airbus during a general meeting held on Nov. 3. The airline’s owners voted 100% in favor of the aircraft acquisition during the meeting, which was held at Wizz Air’s Geneva offices. Wizz Air signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the aircraft at the Paris Air Show in Ju...

Wizz Air reaches 100m passenger milestone

Wizz Air celebrates the historic 100 million passenger milestone by slashing 20% off all fares on all routes on WIZZ Discount Club bookings. Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, celebrates its biggest ever milestone with 100 million passengers carried on its low-fare services over the past 11 years. The 100 millionth passenger travelled on WIZZ’s London-Lu...

Wizz Air extends line maintenance contract with Lufthansa Technik

The Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air has extended its contract with Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International (LTMI) for line maintenance services in Romania and Slovakia. The new agreement runs for eight years from November 2015 and reflects updated conditions and scopes of work. LTMI currently supports Wizz Air with line maintenance services for 16 A320-200 aircraft in Romania and other...

Wizz Air connects Košice to Bristol

Wizz Air commenced services between Košice (KSC) and Bristol (BRS) on 10 October. The 1,728-kilometre sector will operate twice-weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and be flown using the airline’s A320s. Tamara Mshvenieradze, Corporate Communications Manager, Wizz Air, commented about the launch by saying: “Today marks a great day for us at Wizz Air as we launc...

Wizz Announces New Bucharest To Birmingham Route

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Bucharest to Birmingham. The route will commence on 22 May and will be operated with two weekly flights on Wednesdays and Sundays. With this new service, WIZZ is now offering 39 routes to 14 countries from Bucharest. Tickets on Wizz Air’s new UK route are on sale starting today...

Wizz Air raises forecast on strong summer demand

Low-cost airline operator Wizz Air Holdings Plc (WIZZ.L) raised its profit forecast for the year, citing strong performance during the European summer and an expanded network. The airline operator, however, cautioned on lower unit revenues continuing through the second half of the year ending March 2016, as lower fuel prices led to reduced air fares. The company joins peers easyJet (EZJ.L) a...

Wizz Air secures financing for six Airbus A321ceos

Fast-growing Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air signed an agreement with China Development Bank’s CDB Leasing  to finance six Airbus A321ceos. The deal includes the carrier’s first two A321s scheduled for delivery later this year. “We’ve developed a strong relationship with CDB Leasing as they continue to support our growth, now financing the fi...