The Wizz Air Ukraine airline company will not increase its aircraft fleet to five this year, the Wizz Air group’s Corporate Communications Manager Daniel de Carvalho has told the Center for Transport Strategies.
"Due to the current market conditions in Ukraine it has deferred further fleet growth until the demand for low fare services for Ukraine consumers and visitors stabilizes.Throughout 2014 Wizz Air Ukraine will continue to operate its 4 Airbus A 320 and monitor the possibilities for future growth opportunities," he said.
According to de Carvalho, the company’s employees will contact the passengers that booked tickets for canceled flights, and they will be refunded the full cost of their tickets. The press service of the company told the Center for Transport Strategies that this applies to the routes Kiev-Dubai and Donetsk-Memmingen.
Regarding the base that Wizz Air Ukraine plans to open in Lvov upon arrival of its fifth airplane, the press service of the airline company said that it was not abandoning its plans and that it would draft its timetable in a way that would enable it to use one of the airplanes currently based in Kiev for its Lvov program.
As reported, Wizz Air Ukraine expected to take delivery of another Airbus 320 airplane, which would become the fifth in its fleet, in late April 2014. The company planned to open a third Ukrainian base in Lvov (after the bases in Kiev and Donetsk) with the arrival of the fifth airplane.