Wizz Air Forced To Cut Flights

Wizz Air Airbus A320-200 landing

Wizz Air has unveiled itself as the latest victim of the ongoing Pratt & Whitney engine crisis impacting customers worldwide.

The European low-cost powerhouse noted that thanks to the ongoing inspections for Pratt & Whitney turbofan engines, it’ll be forced to reduce its capacity by potentially 10% into 2024.

Wizz Air is ultimately not the only carrier that the engine crisis has negatively impacted; however, they’re arguably one of the more substantially hit thanks to their sheer commitment to aircraft powered by this engine.

RTX, a supplier, released a statement highlighting that 600 to 700 engine units would be removed for quality checks between 2023 and 2026, and thus impact hundreds of aircraft per year.

Air New Zealand also most recently cited the ongoing Pratt & Whitney crisis as a reason they will be forced to adjust their schedule to factor into problems with the A320neo and A321neo that they operate on their network.

Capacity growth is also expected to drop from 30% to 25% as the primary European carrier finds ways to navigate a problem impacting a significant portion of its fleet.

While Pratt & Whitney has been front and centre of the ongoing engine crisis, ultimately, they are just one of many companies within the industry that has faced struggles since the global pandemic in maintaining a robust operation.

Facing supply chain delays, inflation, labour shortages and much more manufacturers, companies, airlines, and others have all struggled to provide the best service available adequately. Some, however, have no doubt struggled more than others and that is only highlighted through Wizz Air and other customers frustrations.

Daniel Fowkes
12 Sep 2023
· Airlines 
· Uncategorized 

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