Wizz Air announces further expansion in Ukraine
Wizz Air has announced the re-start of operations from Kharkiv, which will become the carrier’s third airport in the Ukraine, along with five new routes to be launched in 2018 from the regional airports of Lviv and Kharkiv.
The new services from Kharkiv to Dortmund and Katowice will each operate twice a week, starting in April and June respectively. The low-fare network from Lviv will be further expanded, with three new routes to Dortmund, Katowice and Gdansk, all starting next spring.
The Ukraine’s leading low-cost carrier – and the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe – has enjoyed a prolonged period of expansion during 2017, with six new routes launched from Kyiv to Warsaw, Poznan and Lublin in Poland, Nuremberg and Frankfurt Hann in Germany and Copenhagen in Denmark. It has also added a second Airbus A320 to its Kyiv fleet, having restarted Lviv operations in the spring with two new services to Berlin and Wroclaw.
The airline’s expansion will continue in 2018, with an 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 eight new routes are still to be launched from Ukraine, bringing more truly affordable opportunities for travellers 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 per cent in comparison to the same period last year.
The latest announcement means Wizz Air is expanding its capacity in Ukraine by more than 130 per cent year-on-year, and in 2018 will offer more than 1.8 million seats on its Ukrainian routes.