Wizz Air, the leading LCC in Ukraine and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, today announced that it will further expand its operations in Ukraine by adding a fourth Airbus A320 aircraft at its Kyiv base in March 2019, launching five long-awaited routes from Kyiv and Lviv airports and increasing the number of tickets offered with over 45% next year.
At a press conference in Kyiv, Stephen Jones, Executive Vice President of Wizz Air, said: “Today we are bringing more exciting news for our customers from Ukraine, underlining once again Wizz Air’s commitment to the country. We are happy to continue our investment with the addition of a fourth Airbus A320, creating more new direct jobs at Wizz Air as well as supporting over 1,000 jobs in aviation, tourism and other associated industries across the country. We are increasing our offer in Ukraine to more than 2.5 million tickets in 2019, on 42 routes available from 3 Ukrainian airports creating more opportunities for our customers to travel at truly the lowest”
Today’s announcement brings WIZZ’s investment in its Kyiv base to over $400 million** in 2019 and increases its operations with 45% in Ukraine, offering in total more than 2.5 million seats on 42 routes to 12 countries. The new aircraft will arrive on 1 March 2019 and will support the service of the 5 new routes from Ukraine from which, WIZZ’s routes to Kyiv-Bremen, Kyiv-Billund, Lviv-Copenhagen and Lvivi-Frankfurt Hahn are the only direct connections.
Wizz Air started its operations from Kyiv International Airport in 2008 and since then has continuously invested in network, always looking to bring unique and affordable travel opportunities for its customers. “As the pioneer of lowest-fare air travel in Ukraine, we are looking to further stimulate the market and respond to the increasing demand for low fare tickets and great travel experience.” added Stephen Jones.
The airline’s continuous investment in Ukraine and the expansion of its local base in 2019 will create new jobs with the company and expanding the local team to more than 140 direct employees. WIZZ’s operations in the country will further contribute to the local economy development as it has done for the last decade, by increasing employment in Ukraine’s aviation and tourism sectors and supporting more than 1,000 jobs*** on annual basis.