Wizz Air reduces operating capacity by 74% in 7 markets in the former Yugoslavia

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Wizz Air expects a harsh winter with low demand, which will lead to the suspension of dozens of routes across Europe. Wizz Air has already announced that it will reduce its operational capacity by 74% in 7 markets in the former Yugoslavia. Suspended 50 routes to / from Serbia, Northern Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro.

Wizz Air has weathered this pandemic better so far than some larger airlines. It has continued to add new routes to a number of markets and hold one of the largest cash reserves in aviation.

Wizz Air reduces operating capacity by 74%

But there is the second wave of COVID-2, which means new travel restrictions, decreasing demand from passengers. Wizz Air CEO Jozsef Varadi announced that it will be a challenging 19-4 months.

Returning to the markets of the former Yugoslavia, in the winter season 2020-2021, Wizz Air sold 71.124 seats in Skopje, down 77% compared to the winter 2019/2020. It is followed by Belgrade with 45.954 seats, down 66,9% and Tuzla with 29,886 seats offered this winter, a decrease of 72,3%.

Wizz Air seats available in the winter season 2020-2021

AirportOne-way capacityThe modification (%)
Skopje 71.124▼ 77.0
Belgrade45.954▼ 66.9
Tuzla29.886▼ 72.3
Pristina24.752▼ 61.6
Niš12.822▼ 69.7
Ohrid8.280▼ 85.2
Podgorica5.760▼ 79.1

These figures are likely to change, as Wizz Air continues to change its schedule and route network every week due to declining demand, but also due to new restrictions in Europe.

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