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Wizz Air plots aggressive expansion plans following demise of SkyEurope


Wizz Air has been plotting an even more aggressive expansion, focused on Central and Eastern Europe, to capitalise on the demise of competitor, SkyEurope, which filed for bankruptcy in Aug-2009. Wizz Air is expanding from its bases in Prague and Sofia and launching operations from its new base in Bratislava. At present, the carrier has a 30% capacity share in Eastern and Central Europe, making it the largest carrier in the region, despite its later entrance in the market. [1332 words]

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  • Prague expansion plans
  • Bulgaria expansion plans
  • Slovak Republic expansion plans
  • Competitors hot on Wizz Air’s heels to expand in Central Europe
  • Takes delivery of new A320-200 as part of large fleet expansion plans

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  • Wizz Air increased frequencies from Prague
  • Wizz Air top ten airports by capacity (seats per week as % of total)
  • Wizz Air new services and increased frequency from Sofia Airport
  • Wizz Air new services
  • Wizz Air fleet expansion plans: 2009-2019
  • Wizz Air passenger growth: FY2004 to FY2009F
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