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WIZZ AIR TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS FROM LVIV TO VILNIUS, BRATISLAVA, FROM KHARKIV TO GDANSK, WROCLAW

Hungary’s low cost airline Wizz Air from October 2018 will service flights from Lviv to Vilnius and Bratislava, and from Kharkiv to Gdansk and Wroclaw. The press service of the airline reported that Ukrainian passenger can book tickets on the airline’s website at the prices starting from UAH 299 for a one-way ticket, taking into account all taxes and duties.
Flights from Lviv to Vilnius will be serviced from October 29 on Mondays and Fridays; from Lviv to Bratislava – from October 30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Flights from Kharkiv to Gdansk and Wroclaw will be serviced on Wednesdays and Sundays from October 28, 2018.
“We will now service regular flights from the Kharkiv international airport on four Polish routes, and we hope that direct flights to cities such as Wroclaw and Gdansk will open even more opportunities for our passengers: both in the tourism industry and in education, culture, entrepreneurship and others,” Commercial Director for Aviation Activities of the Kharkiv international airport (managed by New Systems AM, a member of the DCH group of businessman Oleksandr Yaroslavsky) Vladyslav Ilyin said.

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HUNGARY’S WIZZ AIR CARRIES OVER 700,000 PASSENGERS ON FLIGHTS FROM/TO UKRAINE IN JAN-JULY

Hungary’s low cost airline Wizz Air in January-July 2018 carried over 700,000 passengers on flights from/to Ukraine, which is twice more than a year ago. “In the first seven months of 2018 ending July, Wizz Air transported more than 700,000 passengers on Ukrainian routes, which is twice as much as in the same period last year, which makes Wizz the first largest low-cost air carrier in Ukraine,” the airline’s press service said.
This year, 13 new destinations have been launched from Ukraine, including flights to Katowice, Gdansk, Dortmund, London Luton, Lisbon, Tallinn, Frankfurt, Berlin Schoenefeld and Vienna (37 routes to 11 countries in total). “Our constant expansion of activities in Ukraine underscores Wizz Air’s commitment to the country, and also continues stimulating the development of local tourism,” Communications Manager at Wizz Air Sorina Ratz said. Wizz Air is the largest low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe.

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UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS FROM KYIV TO GOA AND DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) from October 25, 2018 will launch direct flights from Kyiv to La Romana (the Dominican Republic) and from December 27 – to Goa (India). According to the press service of the airline, flights to the Dominican Republic will be serviced on Mondays and Thursdays with an interval of ten days. UIA also optimizes the winter season schedule for 2018/2019.
In particular, since December 20, the airline will increase the frequency of flights between Kyiv and Bangkok to six a week, Kyiv and Istanbul – up to three daily flights. At the same time, the intensity of flights between Kyiv and Almaty will be reduced from seven to four, and between Kyiv and Astana – up to three flights a week.
“In the winter, the frequency will be slightly reduced on such European destinations from Kyiv as Larnaca, Venice, Athens, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Frankfurt, Brussels, Riga, Vilnius, Stockholm, Helsinki, London, Copenhagen, Ankara, Milan (Bergamo), Prague and Vienna, the frequency of long-haul flights to Beijing and Toronto will be reduced by one and two flights a week, respectively,” the press service of the airline said.
Also, a slight reduction in the number of flights to Tel Aviv, Baku, Yerevan, Tbilisi, Amman and Tehran is planned.
From the regions of Ukraine, there will be less direct international flights from Ivano-Frankivsk to Valencia and Alicante, and also from Lviv to Madrid.
One flight a week less will be serviced from Kyiv to Kharkiv and Lviv.
UIA was founded in 1992. According to the National Commission for Securities and the Stock Market and the state register, 100% directly or indirectly is controlled by Cypriot-based Ontobet Promotions Limited which beneficiaries are not disclosed.

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TAROM AIRLINE TO LAUNCH ODESA-BUCHAREST FLIGHTS

Romania’s Tarom airline will launch direct Odesa-Bucharest flights from September 1, 2018, the Odesa international airport has written on its Facebook page. “The flights will be operated three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Departure from the Odessa International Airport is at 4:15 and from the Henri Coanda International Airport (Bucharest) is at 1:00 local time. It is planned to use modern turboprop aircraft ATR 42/72,” the airport said.
The airport also said that in Bucharest, passengers are able to connect to air carrier flights on more than 30 routes to Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as 10 destinations within Romania.
At the moment, direct flights to Romania from Ukraine are carried out by Windrose on the Kyiv-Bucharest route.

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ATLASJET UKRAINE TO START FLIGHTS FROM ODESA TO ISTANBUL

Atlasjet Ukraine (the AtlasGlobal brand) will begin flights from Odesa International Airport on the route Istanbul-Odesa-Istanbul from November 1, the airport press service has reported.
Such a decision is dictated by operational reasons, the company told Interfax-Ukraine.
“The company continues to work, but in the summer season it will carry out only the charter program,” the source added.
At the first stage, flights will be operated four times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The journey takes one hour and 40 minutes.
All flights will be operated by Airbus 320 aircraft with eight business class seats and 156 economy class seats.
As reported, on April 24 Atlasjet Ukraine suspended the scheduled flights to Istanbul from Ukrainian cities.
Atlasjet Ukraine was registered in Ukraine on September 13, 2013, and on April 2, 2014 it received a license from the State Aviation Service of Ukraine to carry out regular passenger flights.
The company carried out regular flights, in particular, from Lviv, Kharkiv and Zaporizhia to Istanbul from September 2015. It uses the AtlasGlobal trademark for provision of services in Ukraine.

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HUNGARIAN LOW-COST WIZZ AIR STARTS FLIGHTS FROM KYIV TO PARIS AND BRUSSELS

Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air will soon start flights from Kyiv to Brussels-Charleroi and Paris-Beauvais Airports.
“Our newest added destinations of Wizz from Kyiv include: Dortmund, Memmingen (Munich West,) Brussels-Charleroi, Paris-Beauvais and Copenhagen,” says a message sent to the airline’s customers on Thursday.
At the same time, flights from Kyiv to Brussels-Charleroi and Paris-Beauvais are not currently shown in the booking system, while flights to Dortmund and Memmingen (Munich West) have been serviced by the company for several years, and those to Copenhagen since August 2017.
As reported, Wizz Air in January-May 2018 transported 425,000 passengers to/from Ukraine, which is almost twice as many as in the same period of 2017. “From Kyiv, we offer 1.3 million passenger seats this year, which is 79% up. And in total from Ukraine this year, we offer 1.67 million passenger seats,” Head of Corporate Communications at Wizz Air Sorina Ratz said late in June.

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