5 OCTOBER 2020


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Article from BTNews 5 OCTOBER 2020

Aviation Club hosts József Váradi, CEO Wizz Air

Members and guests of the Aviation Club of the United Kingdom are being invited to see and hear József Váradi (55), founding CEO Wizz Air, not in the usual plush surroundings of London's Royal Automobile Club (RAC), but by Zoom from the airline’s Budapest headquarters. 

Tuesday 20 October at 12:00 noon BST. 

Wizz Air was born in 2003 competing with the state-owned Malev Hungarian Airlines which finally collapsed in 2012.  Váradi, whose education included a spell at the University of London for a law degree, was for ten years with Proctor and Gamble  rising to Sales Director for Central and Eastern Europe.  

In February 2015 Wizz Air Holdings Plc started trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and in 2018 created Wizz Air UK with UK-registered aircraft and a British Managing Director.  It has in recent times joined Airlines UK.

In 2019 Wizz Air transported 41.7m passengers.  Wizz Air currently has a fleet of 132 Airbus 320 series aircraft and Mr Váradi will bring us up to date on the current trading situation bearing in mind LSE regulations.  He is expected to discuss Wizz Air Abu Dhabi now scheduled to launch 15 November.  

Chairman Karl Bruges will introduce Mr Váradi but he will accept questions after his discourse, as he would at the RAC.



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