Scheduling & Slots Manager


Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Budapest, HU, H-1103

Company: Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.





Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, it operates a fleet of 120 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 700 routes from 25 bases, connecting 155 destinations across 45 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of over 5,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of more than 39.7 million passengers in the past 12 months. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company recently received the highest 7-star safety rating by, a world’s only safety and product rating agency, as well as was named 2017 - European Airline of the Year by Aviation 100, a renown annual publication that recognizes the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry.


JOB TITLE: Scheduling & Slots Manager 

BASE: Budapest  





The Scheduling and Slots Manager, reporting to the Senior Scheduling and Slots Manager, will be responsible for designing optimal schedules, and managing a portfolio of slots for one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines.


As a Scheduling and Slots manager, you will test your problem solving skills on a daily basis, carrying out multiobjective optimisation exercises managing requirements and constraints with a variety of teams within the airline. This will give you a great cross functional visibility on how the airline is run, and a significant opportunity to drive value in a very fast paced and growth-focused organisation.




    • Optimise the profitability and operational resilience of the schedule of each base.
    • Work cross functionally with Revenue Management and Network Development teams to enhance each schedule’s revenue potential, and asses the feasibility of network or capacity changes.
    • Liaise with Ground Operations, Flight Operations, Operations Control, Maintenance and Crew Planning teams  to ensure the feasibility of the schedules, and minimise the cost of the operation.
    • Load and manage flight capacity into the operational and reservation systems, collaborating with Customer Experience team in the management of schedule changes.


    • Secure airport slots for each season schedule.
    • Manage the current slot historic rights and secure new ones, protecting WIZZ future positions in congested airports.
    • Provide analysis on airport capacity and strategies to maximise growth opportunities in congested airports.


    • Increase the team efficiency by reducing manual tasks through automatic solutions or new processes.
    • Increase the data-driven profile of the team with the development of new  analytic, optimisation and simulation models.


What we are looking for


  • Business mindset and strong problem solving skills.
  • Passionate for optimisation and data. You can draw data driven conclusions through analysis and modelling.
  • You pay attention to the details. As far as you're concerned, anything worth doing is worth doing right, every single time. 
  • Self-driven. You have fantastic organisational skills, integrity and great follow through on tasks. You don't get overwhelmed easily. You know how to prioritise.
  • Naturally curious. You're innovative, creative and constantly looking for ways to tweak and optimise.
  • Comfort with change. Being comfortable working with a high degree of ambiguity will be critical.



  • Finalized College or University degree
  • Fluent English knowledge (both spoken and written).
  • Openness to live and work in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Flexibility to travel as required away from Head Office.


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