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Wizz Air Hits Wall in Bid for Gatwick Growth

  • Wizz Air’s expansion in U.K. frustrated by airport-slot rules
  • Discounter seeks more capacity in advance of travel comeback
Passenger PCR Screening at Hungary's Debrecen Airport
Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg
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Wizz Air Holdings Plc has a chance to become a force across Europe, using its low-cost structure and financial clout to capture a bigger share of the market when the coronavirus finally lets up.

The Hungarian discount carrier has snapped up airport capacity in Italy, Germany, Norway and the U.K. during the pandemic, but the westward push has been slowed by measures meant to stabilize an industry hard hit by the outbreak.