Last Friday, 15 July, saw a brutal increase in Wizz Air fares. After more than a week, there has not been a change in ticket prices, which means that the high prices are here to stay. Read our article to find out more.
After last Friday’s brutal increase, Wizz Air has not changed its fares, so it is increasingly certain that it has permanently increased the prices of many tickets and fixed them at a much higher level than before, writes okosutas.hu.
As we wrote before, suddenly, the Hungarian low-cost airline increased its prices and standardised them last week. They created two categories: HUF 5,940 (EUR 15) and HUF 15,740 (EUR 39). The traditionally cheap flight routes fall into the first category: Brussels (Belgium), Milan (Italy) and Burgas (Bulgaria). However, most prices went up to EUR 39, including Porto, Oslo, Paris, and London. Okosutas.hu says that all ticket prices changed accordingly until next March.
The routes that were already very cheap are now in the first category, with no spectacular increase in price, starting from EUR 15 instead of EUR 10 (rarely EUR 5). But most of the routes are now in the EUR 40-50 category, including some that used to be regularly offered for EUR 10-20.
For example, all British routes from London to Edinburgh are like this. Italy has flights in both categories and the situation is similar in Sweden: in addition to Stockholm, Gothenburg, which used to be very cheap, has now been increased to EUR 40-50, while Malmö is in the cheaper category. Paris, Larnaca and all the Greek islands are of course the most expensive, even the last outbound holiday flights, which are almost empty and have always been EUR 10.
For August, many tickets are cheaper than this, and then from 1 September, a fixed minimum price will apply to most routes until March 2023. There are exceptions, however, where the price only goes up to the fixed level in October or December. It may be more expensive in peak periods, but it does not seem to be cheaper. So the vast majority of tickets available today are set at a uniform EUR 40-50.
Source: okosutas.hu, DNH
Thanks for this very interesting article. It is exactly what I, a very frequent flyer, observed the moment this price update came. Hopefully this change is only a temporary measure, as it is against Wizzair’s ULCC strategy, which so many of us like. However, since Wizzair did not hedge their fuel price, which is why they had to pay 1239 US dollar for each ton (https://www.aero.de/news-43044/Wizz-Air-sichert-wieder-Treibstoffpreise.html), the price increae is kind of logical since these high costs need to be compensated in some way. But, as I said, I do not give up hope that this is temporary and from next year we may see ultra low fares again. One can also see that Ryanair has become comparatively frugal with special offers at the moment, too.
The 9,99€ tickets are back, since today’s update of the system that included the addition of the summerschedule 2023 <3