Wizz Air, a Hungarian low-cost airline, has resumed flights to the Lviv airport after a two-year hiatus. The carrier began operating flights on the Wroclaw-Lviv-Wroclaw route on Thursday, the airline announced.
A Wizz Air airplane landed at the Ukrainian airport at 14:15 on Thursday, 13 April. The return flight took off at 14:45. This was a test flight. Regular flights will be performed on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Ticket prices will start at UAH 409.
"I am convinced that this new destination route will be successful. We are awaiting the launch of the new Lviv-Berlin route and other European flights. With the launch of Lviv-Wroclaw and Lviv-Berlin flights, many Ukrainians will be able to organize comfortable trips at affordable prices both for business and vacation," the Lviv airport’s Director Tetiana Romanovska said.
In addition to Wroclaw, Wizz Air plans to operate flights from Lviv to Berlin, Poznan, Lublin, and Frankfurt-Hahn. Moreover, a second Airbus 320 aircraft will join the airline’s Kyiv fleet, which will facilitate creation of 36 new jobs and the development of services and tourism. Following the addition of the new flights, Wizz Air offers low-cost flights from Ukrainian airports to 21 destinations in eight countries.
Wizz Air Ukraine, the Ukrainian subsidiary of Wizz Air, operated flights to Lviv until April 2015. The flights were terminated after the liquidation of the subsidiary. Wizz Air blamed the Ukrainian government’s regulatory policy on the foreign-currency market for this step.