Hungary’s low-cost airline Wizz Air has announced its plans in June 2020 to launch direct flights from Kharkiv and Lviv to Budapest (Hungary). According to a posting on the official page of the airline in the Facebook social network, the possibility of servicing the respective flights will appear thanks to the allocation of another state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft at the airline’s base in Budapest.
From Kharkiv the flights will be launched on June 1, 2020. According to a posting on the Kharkiv International Airport in the Facebook social network, they will be performed on Mondays and Fridays. The fare starts from UAH 289 (without luggage).
The launch of the flights from Lviv is scheduled for June 3, 2020. They will be performed on Wednesdays and Sundays. The fare starts from UAH 289 (without luggage), according to a posting on the Facebook page of the Lviv International Airport.
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.
The Hungarian low cost airline Wizz Air in January-July 2019 transported 1.3 million passengers from/to Ukraine, which is almost twice as much compared to the same period in 2018, Wizz Air’s press service has said.
“Wizz Air continues to provide Ukrainian passengers with the opportunity of affordable travel, offering flights on 46 routes to 13 European countries at prices starting from UAH 289. The constant expansion of Wizz Air’s activities facilitated the transportation of about 1.3 million passengers on its flights to and from Ukraine over the seven months of 2019. This is almost twice as much compared to the same period last year and makes Wizz Air the largest low cost carrier in Ukraine,” it says.
Wizz Air, the largest low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, offers flights on more than 650 routes in 44 countries.
Wizz Air resumed operations at Lviv Airport in 2017, launching flights to Wroclaw and Berlin.
Hungary’s low cost airline Wizz Air Holdings Plc in its report for FY2019 posted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), referring to Innovata source, named Russia’s Aeroflot and Nordwind Airlines among the largest on the Ukrainian market.
According to the report of Wizz Air, referring to Innovata portal, Aeroflot is second with the market share of 8.2% in Ukraine after Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) with 35.9% market share according to the report. The share of the Ukrainian market of Wizz Air is 7.7%.
As for the low cost segment, Wizz Air named itself number one with the market share of 43.1%, placing Nordwind Airlines with 12.9% second and Pegasus Airlines with 12.5% third.
According to the report of Wizz Air Holdings Plc, Wizz Air Ukraine is inactive, and the number of flights from Ukraine as of March 31, 2019 was 30.
According to the information from the route network of airlines, both Aeroflot and Nordwind Airlines fly to the annexed Crimea, in particular, Nordwind Airlines is among airlines serviced the largest number flights to Crimea from Russia.
Wizz Air, one of the largest European low-cost airlines, has postponed the launch of flights from Kyiv to Leipzig (Germany) from July 5 to August 9.
According to data in the booking system, the first departure from Kyiv (Zhuliany) is scheduled for August 9 at 13:00, back from Leipzig at 14:45 local time.
Flights will be operated twice a week on Mondays and Fridays. The planned flight duration is just over two hours.
The cost of a one-way ticket starts from UAH 1,300.
Wizz Air, one of the largest European low-cost airlines, will start flights from Kyiv to Leipzig from July 5, 2019, which will become the tenth city in Germany to which the air carrier will fly from Kyiv.
According to a press release of Wizz Air, flights in this direction will be performed twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.
With the launch of this flight, the total number of destinations to which Wizz Air flies from Ukraine will reach 45 in 13 countries, in particular 29 from Kyiv.
The report says since the beginning of this year the airline has transported about 450,000 passengers on its flights to/from Ukraine, which is more than 80% more than in the same period last year and, according to its data, makes Wizz Air the largest low-cost carrier in Ukraine.
In total, Wizz Air offers flights on more than 650 routes from 25 bases, connecting 146 destinations in 44 countries. The airline’s fleet consists of 109 Airbus aircraft. Last year the airline carried 34 million passengers.