The Hungarian-based Wizz Air airline has commented on the situation involving the suspension of Kharkiv-London (Luton) flights. The reason for this step by the low-cost airline is low demand for this route from passengers.

"Wizz Air constantly monitors the efficiency of its flights to enable it to offer passengers low prices to n the most popular destinations. Since demand and tourist seasons affect the aviation industry, Wizz has optimized the operation of flights on its Ukrainian routes and suspended winter flights from Kharkiv to London (Luton) from February 9," the company said in response to an information request from the CFTS portal.

Wizz Air added that the resources that are freed up would be used for operation of the flights for which there is high demand.

As reported, the Hungarian low-cost airline has stopped selling tickets for Kharkiv-London flights after February 9. It is no longer possible to book tickets for this flight on the company's website after this date and until the end of 2019.

The airline began operating flights on this route on November 13, 2018.

The Kharkiv airport authority stated earlier that information received from Wizz Air stated that the reason for the cancellation of the flights was "insufficiently high demand for this destination".