Three Wizz Air aircraft continue to be stuck in Kyiv, Ukraine as the logistics of getting such stranded jets out of the region continue to pose difficulties.
Using data from Planespotters.net, we will take a look at which aircraft are currently stuck there, as well as what impact this may have on the carrier.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
The Three Wizz Air Aircraft Stuck in Kyiv…
The three aircraft are registered as follows:
- HA-LPJ – Airbus A320.
- HA-LPM – Airbus A320.
- HA-LWY – Airbus A320.
HA-LPJ is a 16.5 year old airframe that started out life with the carrier back in May 2007, and has been stored in Kyiv since February 24, 2022.
HA-LPM is a 16.4 year old airframe which was delivered to Wizz Air in July 2007, and has been stored at the airport since February 23, 2022.
Finally, HA-LWY is a 9.6 year old airframe which was delivered to the Hungarian carrier in April 2014 and has been stored since February 24, 2022 as well.
What Is The Impact for Wizz Air Of These Aircraft Being Stuck in Ukraine?
Whilst the impact may be small as it is a very small percentage of their smaller fleet, it is in the interest of Wizz Air to get the aircraft out of Kyiv, Ukraine.
This is so then the jets can be repaired and then placed onto their domestic and international route networks.
Back in September, the airline revealed that it would have to cut capacity due to issues on Pratt & Whitney engines affecting their A320neo Family aircraft.
Again, whilst the three aircraft wouldn’t replace all of the issues ongoing, it would help somewhat to filling the gaps where they can.
At this stage, it is unclear when these aircraft will be shipped out of Kyiv, Ukraine, as it all depends on the conditions at the moment that doesn’t allow such a risk to take place.
All eyes will be on Wizz Air to see when they can get these units out.
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