Wizz Air to start operating in Kharkiv in 2018, to increase number of flights from Lviv
Wizz Air, the largest low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, will start operating in Kharkiv, which will become the third Ukrainian airport of the airline.
Wizz Air will also launch five new routes from Lviv and Kharkiv.
The press service of the airline reported that 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.
The company recalled that 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.
The two new routes from Kyiv to Tallinn and Lisbon will be launched in 2018.
"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 three Ukrainian airports," the airline said.
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.
The airline said that the flights on the new routes will start from Kharkiv to Dortmund on April 5, 2018 (the price starts from UAH 869), to Katowice on June 20, 2018 (from UAH 579), from Lviv to Gdansk and Katowice on March 26 (from UAH 279) and to Dortmund on May 21 (from UAH 719).
Wizz Air services more than 550 routes from 28 bases, connecting 144 destinations in 43 countries. Its fleet consists of 87 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft.