Wizz Air, a Hungarian low-cost airline, plans to launch 70 new services by early July, including 16 to/from three Ukrainian airports (Kyiv-Zhulyany, Lviv, and Kharkiv), the CFTS reports.
"Today we are starting the greatest expansion phase to date in WIZZ’s history… The 70 new routes that will start in the upcoming 17 weeks will add to the opportunities for travel available to our customers which, in turn, will boost the business links and economies of the communities we serve," Wizz Air’s Chief Corporate Officer Owain Jones said.
Among these Ukrainian airports, the highest number of new services will be launched to/from Lviv. The airline will begin operating flights to/from Lviv to Gdansk, Katowice, and Dortmund on March 26 and flights to/from London (Luton) on May 1. The Kyiv-Zhulyany airport will receive two new flights at the end of June: to/from Tallinn and Lisbon. The airline will also return to the Kharkiv airport with two flights to/from Dortmund and Katowice.
The launch of the new flights will be made possible by large-scale expansion of the airline’s aircraft fleet. The airline will allocate 21 aircraft to its European bases in the upcoming 17 weeks. Earlier, Wizz Air's Chief Commercial Officer George Michalopoulos announced the addition of 17 new aircraft to the airline’s fleet.
Wizz Air has a network of more than 600 routes, on which it operates flights from 28 bases. The airline has a fleet of 90 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft.