Business news from Ukraine

WIZZ AIR AIRLINE TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS FROM ODESA TO BUDAPEST, BERLIN, BRATISLAVA, WROCLAW, GDANSK, AND KATOWICE

Hungary’s low cost Wizz Air airline in autumn 2019 will launch flights to seven new destinations: six from Odesa and one from Lviv, Paulina Gosk, corporate communications manager at Wizz Air, said at a briefing in Odesa. According to her, from Odesa, in particular, twice a week from November flights will be operated to Budapest (Hungary), Berlin (Germany), Bratislava (Slovakia), Wroclaw, Gdansk, and Katowice (all are in Poland).
In addition, on October 28, it is planned to launch the Lviv-Larnaca (Cyprus) flights.
“In 2019, 17 new destinations from Ukraine were opened,” Gosk said.
The airline expects that thanks to the increase in the number of destinations, 2.6 million seats will be sold this year, and in general, 53 destinations will be covered from Ukraine by the end of 2019, Gosk said.
As reported, in January-July 2019, Wizz Air transported 1.3 million passengers from and to Ukraine and this is almost twice as much compared to the same period in 2018.

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IRISH LOW COST AIRLINE RYANAIR DOUBLES NUMBER OF FLIGHTS FROM UKRAINE

The Irish low cost airline Ryanair (Dublin) from November 2019 will perform 113 flights a week to 40 destinations from Ukraine, which is 2 times more than the figure for November 2018 (52 flights, 17 destinations).
According to the website of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, 80 flights a week in 26 directions will be operated from Kyiv from November 2019.
Six flights per week will be operated from Kharkiv in three directions, 13 flights per week from Odesa in six directions (in November 2018, flights from these cities were not operated).
From Lviv, there will be 14 flights per week in five directions (the same number of flights was carried out in November 2018).

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RYANAIR LOW COST AIRLINE STARTS FLYING FROM KHARKIV TO KRAKOW

Ireland’s low cost airline Ryanair on Monday serviced the first Kharkiv-Krakow flight, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan has said.
“It is time for Kharkiv. Today, the first Kharkiv-Krakow flight by to Europe’s number one low-cost airline was made,” Omelyan wrote on his Facebook page.
According to him, the cost of tickets will start from EUR 12.
In addition, according to the minister, on June 19, Ryanair is expected in Odesa.

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SKYUP AIRLINE EXPANDS FLEET WITH EIGHTH AIRCRAFT

The Ukrainian airline SkyUp has expanded its fleet with the eighth aircraft – Boeing 737-800, the airline reported on its Facebook page.
According to the report, the new Boeing 737-800 with a UR-SQG tail number landed at Boryspil airport (Kyiv) on June 7.
The airplane will be a reserve aircraft of the main fleet, sometimes it will perform one-time charter flights on the order of corporate clients.
The airline’s fleet also consists of five medium-haul Boeing 737-800s (189 seats) and two medium-haul Boeing 737-700s (144,149 seats).
SkyUp Airline LLC was registered in Kyiv in June 2016.

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SKYUP AIRLINE LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM ODESA TO KUTAISI

The Ukrainian airline SkyUp on June 4, 2019 launched flights from Odesa to Kutaisi (Georgia), Odesa airport said on Facebook.
Flights will be operated weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays. Departure from Odesa is at 21:20, back at 19:20. The flight duration is two hours.
The cost of a one-way ticket without baggage starts from UAH 1,800.
As reported, SkyUp launched regular flights from Kharkiv to Odesa.
As of June 2019, SkyUp’s fleet had six aircraft, including four medium-haul Boeing 737-800 NGs with 189 seats and two medium-haul Boeing 737-700 NGs with 149 seats.
In October 2018, SkyUp received the TCO certificate, which allows performing flights to 28 countries of the European Union, as well as to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

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UKRAINIAN AIRLINE JONIKA LAUNCHES DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM LVIV TO ATHENS

Ukrainian airline Jonika (Kyiv) from July 21, 2019 will start flying from Lviv (the Lviv international airport) to Athens (Greece, the Eleftherios Venizelos airport).
The press service of the Lviv airport said on its Facebook page that the flights will be performed on Sundays every week. The departure from Lviv is at 16:10, and arrival in Athens – at 19:00. The departure from Athens is at 13:00 and arrival in Lviv – at 15:30 (Kyiv time).
According to the booking system on the airline’s website, the cost of the one-way ticket starts from UAH 4,000. The flights will be serviced until September 15.
The company’s fleet consists of two Boeing 737 aircraft. The airline already operates regular flights from Kyiv (Zhuliany) airport to Greece and charter flights to Turkey, Montenegro, Albania and Bulgaria.
Jonika Airline was registered in 2016.

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