Wizz Air to end Malmo - Niš service

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Low cost carrier Wizz Air will terminate flights between Malmo and Niš this winter season. The last services is scheduled to operate on January 7, 2019 after which ticket sales have been suspended. It is the second route the airline will be ending to the southeast Serbian city, with flights from Eindhoven discontinued in late March. Wizz Air will introduce a new three weekly service from Vienna to Niš on November 17. 

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  1. Obviously low demand. The question why there is not sufficient demand is for the local community to answer to.

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    1. It is not the demand. They need this capacity for Vienna and Stansted. They are planning to open a base at Stansted. They are cutting everywhere in Eastern Europe, including BUD, SOF and OTP which are there biggest bases. Probably next year everything will be back to normal when they receive more planes.

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  2. A sad day for INI.
    But the good news is that in reality only 1 weekly frequency will be lost. The 230 seater A321 will fit nicely but will be bad news for the neighbouring airports.

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    1. yeah totally... it's a total havoc in the neighboring airports because this 1 A321 at INI

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    2. At least INI doesn't rely on 1 airline unlike other neighbouring airports....

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    3. INI should upgrade to category I airport first, and have a decent tower built, and then you can continue with your comparison with the neighboring airports.
      p.s.
      Even if W6 were to cancel all routes from SKP, it would still have 5 x more passengers than INI.

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    4. o_0 ok you win

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    5. SKP might have a shiny airport but must upgrade to primary destinations. Also SKP has Edelweiss and not Swiss. So, you know....

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  3. obviously the projections for 2 million in the next 5 years were not correct ;)

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    1. Now BWK has a chance to overtake ;)

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    2. not so sure about that... now QR can finally start flying to INI, with these free slots available

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    3. Big news for INI to come soon, don't you worry about a thing. Besides MMX is not like the most famous destination. Look at VXO - also dropped from SKP.

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    4. sad kad je nema, odma nije famous ^^

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    5. Да је у питању потражња, Рајанер и Свис би исто тако секли линије. Могуће да је Визер под финансијским притиском па мора да реже линије које им не доносе довољно пара.

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    6. yeh right, you are never self-critical. the market just isnt there

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    7. I posted the numbers the other day, the market is actually there.

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    8. The market for a good is always there if it is for free....

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    9. The market is not for free. Unlike some airports in the region INI isn't paying airlines to fly there.

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  4. from which base was this route's aircraft?

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  5. This is an utter dissaster. Either Wizzair is losing itself (e.g. canceling PRG base vs Ryan opening additional 15 routes next year) or Belgradens took it seriously up to the task at INI. Not cool anyway.

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    1. it could be that Wizz Air needs this capacity elsewhere... most likely in Western Europe. They did reschedule some route launches in Vienna so a reshuffle is expected.
      INI is not an isolated case, there are cuts throughout Eastern Europe. I mean if the market wasn't there then FR and LX would also be cutting flights.

      LX already confirmed that the third weekly will come back next summer.

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    2. I think W6 will open another London base in Stansted if they are launching LJU. I wouldn't be surprised to see INI-STN replaced.

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    3. Actually, I did some digging and MMX-INI is operated as a continuation of POZ-MMX which is being cut. Seems like this is not entirely about INI.

      POZ-MMX is not bookable, not even in summer.

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    4. They also cut SOF-MMX, but replaced it with close by CPH.

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    5. Was Tuzla-Billund a seasonal route? I see it's no longer bookable after summer season.

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  6. Steta za liniju ali verovatno nemaju profita na njoj pa je seku. Mozda postane sezonska,ko zna?

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    1. well, there were 30k on this route last year...

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    2. Da,po toj statistici LF je bio preko 90%. Ali opet se potvrdilo da LF nije presudan za profitabilnost linije. Ne vidim drugi razlog da je zaustave.

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    3. Линија Познањ-Малме се гаси а са тиме и Ниш пошто су користили исти авион.

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    4. Ima logike ali mislim da hoce nasli bi drugi avion iz Malmea za Nis. Slotovi u Nisu problem :)

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  7. I thought the Vikings were fond of the authentic, Serb hospitality.
    The South has so much to offer. What a pity.

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    1. Vikings? This is/was a pure diaspora / gasto route, almost all Serbs on board.

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    2. How do you know? Do you fly these planes? Do you have numbers or official figures?

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    3. flew the route twice this year!

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    4. No Swedes at all??? Impossible!

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    5. I read some went to INI istead of Nice (France) by mistake but those were not from Sweden :D

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  8. Something smells fishy in Wizz ... They are definitely focusing more on the Western Europe ...

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    1. ...rather Wizz smells the big Dollars in Western EU!

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    2. You mean the Sterling pound or Euro. Since when are dollars used in "Western Europe", this is not Latin America¡

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  9. On the route SKP-MMX they use A321, probably W6 won't terminate that route.

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    1. That route is operated with SKP plane, INI was operated from POZ base which is closed.

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  10. Good news for SKP and its CPH flight!

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    1. and SKP - MMX <3

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    2. SKP - BCN no flights in winter ;)

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    3. but 4x MMX and 2x CHP, baby ;)

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    4. QR reduced ;)
      No VXO ;)
      Less growth ;) ;)

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  11. Come on. No big drama, there is 5x from SKP which is just 2.5h away by car...

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    1. and once they finally finish the 30 km highway on "the most difficult construction site in Europe" through Grdelicka Klisura it would be even faster

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    2. Why would they go to SKP when there are more flights from Belgrade?

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    3. i dont have any statistics but there are man pax from south Serbia who use SKP
      why they prefer SKP to BEG .. the ones who use SKP could tell you

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    4. Because flights from SKP are cheaper thanks to lower handling charges and government subsidies.

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    5. How about SOF and PRN?

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  12. Is the ILS installed at INI?
    Will it get the CAT1 category,

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