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HUNGARY’S LOW COST WIZZ AIR LAUNCHES SIX FLIGHTS FROM ZAPORIZHIA

The Hungarian low cost airline Wizz Air Holdings Plc launches flights from Zaporizhia to Gdansk, Wroclaw, Krakow (all from Poland), Vienna (Austria), and Vilnius (Lithuania).
This was announced by Human Resources Director at Wizz Air Holdings Plc Johan Eidhagen during a press conference in Kyiv.
According to him, flights will be operated twice a week, in particular, to Gdansk on Mondays and Fridays (from March 30), to Wroclaw on Wednesdays and Sundays (from March 29), to Budapest on Thursdays and Sundays (from March 29), to Vienna on Thursdays and Sundays (from March 29), to Krakow on Wednesdays and Sundays (from March 29), to Vilnius on Mondays and Fridays (from March 30). Their cost is from UAH 569 one way.
“We are always trying to find “diamonds” that have not yet been processed. This is one of the examples when the airport [of Zaporizhia] has developed so much over the past couple of years. There is a great potential for further growth there,” he said.
Wizz Air, the largest low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, offers flights on more than 600 routes from 25 bases, connecting 145 destinations in 44 countries. The airline fleet consists of 120 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft.
By the end of 2019, the company intends to carry 40 million passengers.

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UKRAINIAN LOW COST AIRLINE SKYUP STARTS FLIGHTS FROM KYIV TO LVIV

Ukrainian low cost airline SkyUp (Kyiv) on October 17 launched Kyiv-Lviv flights.
The press service of the airline reported that before October 26, 2019, the flights will be operated twice a week – on Thursdays and Sundays. From October 27, the number of flights will increase to four per week – on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The cost of a ticket without baggage starts from UAH 508.
“Today, we have launched flights between two Ukrainian cities with million population – Kyiv and Lviv… We will continue further developing internal flights, because this is one of the priority areas of our strategy,” the press service of SkyUp airlines said, citing CEO Yevhen Khainatsky.
In addition, SkyUp said that also on October 17, 2019, Kharkiv-Lviv flights were launched.
SkyUp Airlines LLC was registered in Kyiv in June 2016. The founder is ACS-Ukraine LLC of Tetiana and Yuriy Alba, who also own JoinUp! tour operator.

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LOW COST AIRLINE RYANAIR PLANS TO INCREASE PASSENGER TRAFFIC ON UKRAINIAN FLIGHTS BY 33%

The Irish low cost airline Ryanair (Dublin) intends to carry more than 2.1 million passengers on Ukrainian flights in 2020, which is 33% more than in 2019.
This was announced by Ryanair Chief Commercial Officer David O’Brien at a briefing with Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Krykliy in Kyiv.
According to him, in 2020 Ryanair plans to open 18 routes in Ukraine, two of which are new from Lviv to Budapest and from Kharkiv to Warsaw (twice a week). In 2020, the company will operate 43 routes from Ukraine.
Ryanair entered the Ukrainian market in 2018. The first months the low cost carrier operated flights from Boryspil and Lviv airports. In June 2019, the airline began flights from Kharkiv and Odesa.
Ryanair daily operates over 2,400 flights to/from 200 airports located in 37 countries. Last fiscal year, the company transported 130.3 million people. Its fleet has 460 Boeing-737 aircraft.

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IRISH LOW COST AIRLINE RYANAIR LAUNCHES FLIGHTS FROM KHERSON TO KRAKOW

The Irish low cost airline Ryanair (Dublin) launches direct flights from Kherson to Krakow on December 21, 2019.
Flights will be operated twice a week, Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Krykliy said during a briefing after meeting with Ryanair Chief Commercial Officer David O’Brien in Kyiv.
Ryanair entered the Ukrainian market in 2018. The first months the low cost carrier operated flights from Boryspil and Lviv airports. In June 2019, the airline began flights from Kharkiv and Odesa.
As reported, Ryanair from April 2020 will begin to fly on the Lviv-Budapest route.
Ryanair daily operates over 2,400 flights to/from 200 airports located in 37 countries. Last fiscal year, the company transported 130.3 million people. Its fleet has 460 Boeing-737 aircraft.

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90% OF DEPARTURE FLIGHTS FROM KHARKIV AIRPORT SERVICED IN LINE WITH TIMETABLE

In September 2019, 10% of departure flights from the Kharkiv international airport (MAX) were serviced with deviation from the timetable, and the rest of the flights – in line with the timetable, the press service of the airport has reported. “In September 2019, 90% departure flights were serviced in line with the timetable, 4% within the 15-30 minute deviation from the timetable and 1% with over two-hour deviation from the timetable,” the airport said.
Belavia, Ellinar and YanAir Airlines are leaders of the punctuality raging. They serviced their flights in line with the timetable. SkyUp Airlines (96%), Pegasus Airlines (94%), Turkish Airlines (94%) and Windrose Airlines (92%) had small deviations from the timetable.
As reported, in August 89.53% of flights were serviced in line with the timetable in the airport.

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UKRAINIAN LOW-COST SKYUP TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS TO TEL AVIV

Ukrainian low-cost SkyUp Airlines will launch flights to Tel Aviv (Israel) from Lviv and Zaporizhia from November 28, 2019.

As the company’s press service said on Tuesday, Lviv Tel Aviv flights will be operated twice a week: on Thursdays and Sundays. The cost of a one-way ticket without baggage currently starts from UAH 2,400.

Flights Zaporizhia-Tel Aviv will also be operated on Thursdays and Sundays. The cost of a one-way ticket without baggage currently starts from UAH 2,300.

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