His remarks came as Monarch’s administrators, KPMG, lost a High Court battle to sell take-off and landing slots that cover Luton, Manchester, Gatwick, Birmingham and Leeds-Bradford airports.
The court said the airline did not have the rights to the assets, which are believed to be worth as much as £60mln.
It supported an earlier decision by Airport Coordination Limited (ACL), an independent slot coordinator, against allocating certain take-off and landing slots to Monarch for next summer.
KPMG’s lawyers said the slots were its most valuable asset and argued that ACL “has no lawful power to refuse to allocate these slots or to 'reserve' them pending determination of proposals to revoke or suspend MAL's operating licence”.
Following the court’s ruling, it is believed ACL may now be able to redistribute the slots, giving priority to newer airlines. However, KPMG plans to appeal the decision.
Váradi said is hoping to get his hands on the slots at Luton airport once the process is clear.
“We have a profound interest in the Luton slots which Monarch had and we hope they will become available,” he said.
Wizz Air raises full year forecast but shares fall
His comments followed the airline’s first half results, which revealed a 24.8% increase in revenue to £1.1bn as passenger numbers increased 25% to 15.62 million.
In the six months to 30 September, underlying earnings before restructuring costs grew 27.5% to £492.2mln and profit climbed 24.6% to £288.6mln.
The company raised its full-year profit forecast to a range of €265mln-€280mln, up from a previous range of €250mln-€270mln.
However, shares fell 9.42% to 3,021p as analysts’ had expected a bigger lift to guidance.
UBS said: “Although a good set of numbers we think the shares will fall as shares were factoring in a material increase to numbers instead of in line with consensus.”