Wizz Air expects a significant recovery in the summer season and believes that the utilisation of its capacity will reach at least 80 pc of the previous year’s. The Hungarian low-cost airline added that their flights in the 2021/2022 winter season can already be booked.
According to index.hu, people who are members of the Wizz Discount Club could book from Friday while others can join from February 18. They said that their routes could change because of the coronavirus epidemic since the different countries can introduce new rules and modify existing ones. Furthermore, they are developing their flights which can also affect the issue.
Today, the company uses only 15-20 pc of its capacity because most countries have strict entry restrictions. However, Wizz Air expects a significant rise in the market in the summer season. Moreover, they believe that
their utilisation rate can be higher than 80 pc in that period.
The company said that it is hard to foretell what measures countries will implement to contain the spread of the virus. They would like a unified European regulation because the current situation is hard to follow since every country has different international travel regulations.
As we reported before, Wizz Air
aims to become the biggest flight company in the Middle East.
After launching their subsidiary in Abu Dhabi, the CEO of Wizz Air is only waiting for the region’s air transport market to open up so that they could become an important factor in the area, including the introduction of flights to India from the region, for instance.
József Váradi, the CEO of Wizz Air, talked to Forbes magazine about his ambitious plans with the subsidiary recently started in Abu Dhabi. He said in January that the first route leads to Athens, but 7 further itineraries are featured in their plans: Alexandria, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Odesa, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, and Yerevan. Moreover,
Wizz Air flies to the Emirates from Budapest, Bucharest, Katowice, and Sofia,
but these flights are operated by the company registered in Hungary, the same way as their recently announced new summer route flying from Poland to Bulgaria.
Váradi said that in the long-run, the subsidiary would develop its point-to-point flight system in countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), though this requires quite a lot of legislative work. Most importantly because the area comprising Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrein, and Oman has been stalling on opening up the air traffic among each other in a model similar to the example of the inner functioning of the EU for almost 10 years.