Wizz Air Expands Into Ukraine

LONDON, England -- Wizz Air, the Hungarian low-cost carrier, has established a new base in Ukraine, at Kiev’s Boryspil Airport. As such, Wizz Air is opening a new chapter in Ukraine’s aviation history, by becoming the first discount carrier to operate in this former Soviet republic.

Wizz Air Airbus A320

Wizz Air will start off by offering domestic service only, rather than international routes. The first destinations to be served include Odessa, Lviv, Simferopol, Kharkov, as well as Zaporozhye.

Some of these routes will specifically serve to transport Ukrainians to popular domestic tourist resorts. All flights will commence on July 11, 2008 and, as is customary for Wizz Air, the carrier will focus on heavily discounted fares, in exchange for basic, no-frills service.

The Kiev to Odessa route will be served by seven flights per week, while those flying from Kiev to Simferopol will be able to select from 10 weekly departures from the Ukrainian capital.

Those interested in reserving tickets ahead of time for these routes may do so as of today, at www.wizzair.com. All of the routes will be served by new Airbus A320 aircraft and each will include 180 comfortable, leather seats.

Natalia Kazmer, the director general of Wizz Air’s Ukrainian branch, told journalists that the opening of the new Kiev base represents a “milestone” for both the carrier and for Ukraine.

Wizz Air was founded in 2003 and the carrier has its headquarters in Vecsés, Hungary, near Budapest’s Ferihegy Airport.

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