The Hungarian low-cost airline, Wizz Air, has almost a 50% share of the Ukrainian market of low-cost flights. Wizz Air’s Chief Corporate Officer Owain Jones announced this at a press conference in Kyiv on July 12, the CFTS reports.
"We have been working here for about 10 years. We are working for the long term. We served more than 400,000 passengers on flights from Ukraine last year, which is 84% more than in 2015. This means that we transport almost half of the passengers that use low-cost airlines in Ukraine," he said.
During the presentation of its development strategy in Ukraine, Wizz Air showed the distribution of the Ukrainian low-cost transport market among five air carriers. According to the presentation, Wizz Air has a 49.6% share of the Ukrainian market of low-cost flights, Pegasus Airlines has 29.5%, flydubai 10.6%, and Air Arabia 4.5%. These figures were calculated based on the seat capacity as of July 2017.
As reported, Wizz Air transported 4.5 million passengers in Ukraine from 2008 to 2016. It transported 193,000 people in the first half of this year.