Threat To Odesa: Chisinau Airport Becomes Wizz Air’s 26th Base

30 March 2017 15:28

The Hungarian low-cost airline, Wizz Air, has officially opened its 26th base at the Chisinau airport. From now, one Airbus A320 aircraft will be stationed in the capital of Moldova, the airline announced.

The opening of the base created 35 new jobs. Owing to the basing of the aircraft in Chisinau, the carrier will be able to launch new flights to Barcelona and Berlin and increase the frequency of its flights to existing destinations (Bologna and Venice).

Flights to Berlin began on March 26 and flights to Barcelona on March 28. The flights will be performed twice a week: to Berlin on Thursdays and Sundays and to Barcelona on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Wizz Air began operations at the Chisinau airport in September 2013. Since then, the low-cost airline has carried 500,000 passengers. The carrier will perform seven flights from the capital of Moldova, including flights on the new routes. Wizz Air’s main flight destination is Italy, where it flies directly to four airports (Milan-Bergamo, Venice-Treviso, Bologna, and Rome-Ciampino). The price of flight tickets from Chisinau starts from EUR 29.99.

The Chisinau airport can potentially take some passengers away from the Odesa airport because it is located relatively close to Odesa (only a distance of about 170 kilometers).

As reported, Wizz Air bases one airplane in Ukraine. The airline will base a second Airbus A320 at the Kyiv (Zhuliany) airport in August.