Airlines Wizz Air announces Ukraine expansion with six new routes

One of Europe´s fastest growing airlines, Wizz Air, has announced that it will open up to six new routes in the Ukraine.

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Low-Cost carrier Wizz Air has released, it will open a new operational base in Zaporizhzhya. Starting in March 2020, the airline will launch six new routes from the city. Twice a week, Airbus A321 and A320 aircraft will connect the International Airport with destinations in Europe.

Wizz Air will connect Zaporizhzhya with Vienna, Wroclaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Budapest and Vilnius. Each route will be flown twice a week. Nearly all services will start at March 29, 2020. Flights to Gdansk and Vilnius will commence a day later on March 30, 2020.

The airline stated, that with these new routes, passengers from the eastern and south-eastern regions of Ukraine are able to travel Europe-wide. Wizz Air has been heavily investing into its Ukraine operations over the past years. Zaporizhzhya is the fifth airport for Wizz in the country. With the planned services from Kharkiv and Lviv to Budapest, the airline serves 61 routes to 13 countries from the Ukraine.

In a statement, Wizz Air wrote: "The airline’s operations continue to provide Ukrainian passengers with affordable travel opportunities connecting Ukraine with the rest of Europe, while contributing to the development of the local community and economy and stimulating the local job market in aviation and tourism sectors."

The airline stated, that over 1,8 million passengers have been transported in the first nine months of 2019 on routes to and from Ukraine. This represents the good interest passengers have in these routes. Wizz Air has doubled its traffic figures year over year and has already become the largest low-cost carrier in the country.

Johan Eidhagen, Chief People Officer of Wizz Air said: ”Today we are bringing even more exciting news for our customers in Ukraine, underlining once again Wizz Air’s commitment to the country. As a pioneer of the lowest-fare air travel in Ukraine, we are always looking to further stimulate the market and respond to the increasing demand for low fare tickets and great travel experience. Adding a new, already the fifth airport in Zaporizhzhya to our low-fare network in Ukraine is an important milestone for us. And six routes announced today from Zaporizhzhya International Airport to Austria, Poland, Hungary and Lithuania will for sure create new opportunities our Ukrainian passengers were waiting for.”

Wizz Air is a low-cost group with the subsidiary airlines Wizz Air, Wizz Air UK, Wizz Air Ukraine and Wizz Air Bulgaria. Together, all airlines operate with a fleet of 72 Airbus A320s and 48 A321s, of which seven are A321neos.

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