The Wizz Air low-cost airline deployed a second Airbus A320 aircraft to its base at the Zhulyany airport in Kyiv on August 24 and opened five new routes from Kyiv to Poland, Germany, and Denmark during the past weekend.
The new destinations are Copenhagen, Frankfurt Hahn, Nuremberg, Lublin, and Poznan. Currently, Wizz Air’s Kyiv network consists of 21 connections.
According to the airline, it will significantly increase the number of seats it offers next year. "WIZZ’s fast-growing operations in Ukraine will continue in 2018, as nearly 1.5 million seats will be available across the Ukrainian network, showing a remarkable 97% growth year-on-year," Wizz Air said.
With the expansion of its Ukrainian fleet to three aircraft in 2018, Wizz Air will have a local staff of more than 100 direct employees in Kyiv. The low-cost airline now offers 23 low-fare routes to 10 countries from Kyiv and Lviv. This year alone, the airline has expanded its Ukrainian network with eight new low-fare services and re-started operations from the Lviv airport.
The low-cost airline has been operating in Ukraine since 2008. The airline has transported 405,000 passengers on flights to and from Ukraine since the beginning of this year, which represents a 55% increase compared with the same period last year.