The Wizz Air low-cost airline will begin operating Kyiv-Krakow and Kharkiv-Krakow flights in 2019. Kyiv-Krakow flights will begin on April 5 and Kharkiv-Krakow flights on September 19, the avianews.com website reports, citing information in the Hungarian low-cost airline’s ticket booking system.
Kyiv-Krakow flights will be operated four times per week (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays). Tickets are already on sale at the price of UAH 609, one way, including a small piece of hand luggage.
Kharkiv-Krakow flights will be operated twice per week (on Mondays and Fridays). Tickets are already on sale at the price of UAH 459, one way.
In addition, according to Wizz Air, the airline will open a base in Krakow in April. It will be the airline’s 26th base. Two A321 aircraft will be stationed at the base. In addition to Kyiv and Kharkiv, new flights will be operated from Krakow to London, Bari, Catania, Larnaca, Nice, Turku, Billund, Doncaster, Oslo, and Kutaisi.
As reported, the Ryanair low-cost airline announced on November 20 that it would launch flights from Ukraine to five new destinations in the period of April-May. It plans to launch flights from Kyiv to Manchester, Dublin, Athens, Sofia, and Paphos.
Wizz Air announced on November 21 that it plans to resume the operation of its Wizz Air Ukraine subsidiary. The airline also intends to increase its fleet in Ukraine to 20 new Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, which will be delivered to the airline’s bases in Kyiv and other regions of Ukraine.
As the CFTS reported, the Krakow airport handled 6 million passengers from the beginning of 2018 to November 19. This figure is expected to increase to 6.5 million passengers by the end of December. Ukraine International Airlines launched Kyiv-Krakow flights on December 26, 2017.