Webinar: Fireside Chat with Wizz Air CEO József Váradi

This webinar took place April 22, 2020

The Air Transport Webinar will feature a fireside chat with József Váradi, the founder and CEO of Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest-growing airlines and the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe.

The company’s low-cost leader strategy has transformed the airline from being one of the many start-ups in 2004 to one of the major European players today. Váradi chairs the Board of Directors of Wizz Air UK and is on the Board of Directors of JetSMART Airlines in Chile. As the pandemic spread through Europe, Wizz emerged as one of the world’s strongest airlines in terms of its cash balance. The airline also rapidly introduced automated systems so that people could more easily change or cancel their flights.

Watch the full webinar recording above to hear Váradi talk with ATW Editor-in-Chief Karen Walker, explaining how he was able to rapidly grow a startup while always ensuring its financial strength, and provide his thoughts on how the air transport industry will restart and what changes will be necessary. 


  • József Váradi, CEO, Wizz Air

Moderator: Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, ATW


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