Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Ukraine’s leading low-cost carrier, today announces its re-start of operations from Kharkiv, which will become the carrier’s third Ukrainian airport, along with 5 new routes to be launched in 2018 from the regional airports of Lviv and Kharkiv.
As a result of the increased demand of WIZZ services by the Ukrainian passengers, the airline is delighted to offer a greater choice of flights for the Ukrainian travelers and their visitors. The new services available from Kharkiv to Dortmund and Katowice, will operate each twice per week and will start in April and June, respectively. Lviv low-fare network will be further expanded, in addition to the recently announced London-Luton connection, with three new routes to the beautiful cities of Dortmund, Katowice and Gdansk from next spring. Passengers looking for their next adventure abroad can already book their tickets on the newest on wizzair.com from just UAH 279 at wizzair.com.
Being the pioneer of high quality and lowest fares air travel in the Ukrainian market in the past decade Wizz Air continued to expand its low-fare network in 2017. From the beginning of this year, 6 new routes were launched from Kyiv to Warsaw, Poznan and Lublin in Poland, Nuremberg and Frankfurt Hann in Germany and Copenhagen in Denmark while adding a second Airbus A320 to its Kyiv fleet. Furthermore, Lviv operations were restarted this spring with 2 new services to Berlin and Wroclaw.
WIZZ’s fast-growing Ukraine operations will continue to stimulate the local economy as it has done for the last years, bringing increased employment in Ukraine’s aviation and tourism sectors and supporting more than 600 jobs** this year in associated industries throughout the country. Expanding its operations in 2018 to three aircraft, Wizz Air will have a local staff of more than 100 direct employees in Kyiv and will offer in total 29 low-fare routes to 10 countries from 3 Ukrainian airports.
Together with today’s announcement, in 2018, a total of 8 new routes are still to be launched from Ukraine, bringing more truly affordable opportunities for travelers looking for their next adventure abroad, including the two new routes from Kyiv to Tallinn and Lisbon.
During the 10-month period of 2017 (January-October), nearly 590,000 passengers have enjoyed WIZZ’s low fares, easy booking system and excellent on-board service to and from Ukraine, showcasing a growth of 75% in comparison to the same period last year. With today’s announcement Wizz Air is expanding its capacity in Ukraine by more than 130% year on year, and in 2018 will offer more than 1.8 million seats on its Ukrainian routes.
Sorina Ratz, Communications Manager at Wizz Air said: “Today we are pleased to bring even more exciting news to our Ukrainian customers by starting operations from Kharkiv and announcing 5 more services for 2018. WIZZ, committed to create new affordable travel opportunities, is launching from next spring the new routes from Lviv to Dortmund, Katowice and Gdansk; and from Kharkiv to Dortmund and Katowice. With more than 130% seat capacity increase in 2018 across our 29 Ukrainian routes, we continue to stimulate tourism industry, as well as trade and business links between the countries. The whole WIZZ team looks forward to welcoming our customers on board of one of the youngest fleets in Europe and to continuing to grow our Ukrainian network throughout Europe.”
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Airports Council International (ACI) suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year