Wizz Air Ukraine takes off
Wizz Air Ukraine, the first low fare - low cost airline in Ukraine announced that it had launched its first service from Kiev Borispol Airport to Simferopol at 6am today, in line with the earlier announced plan. The brand new Airbus A320 aircraft left fully loaded with 180 passengers on board.
The first ever Ukrainian low fare flight was inaugurated by Minister Vinsky, who greeted the passengers and cut the ribbon to commemorate the occasion.
Coinciding with the inauguration of Wizz Air Ukraine the airline also confirmed that it would start expanding its Ukrainian domestic route network with new flights from Kiev to Kharkiv and Zaporyzhzhia starting from 15 September, both initially flown three times a week.
The schedule of Wizz Air Ukraine (Summer 2008)
|Route||11 JUL – 14 SEP||15 SEP – 27 OCT|
|Kiev – Lviv||4 flights/week||4 flights/week|
|Kiev – Simferopol||10 flights/week||7 flights/week|
|Lviv – Simferopol||10 flights/week||4 flights/week|
|Kiev - Odessa ||4 flights/week||4 flights/week|
|Kyiv - Zaporyzhzhia||3 flights/week|
|Kiev - Kharkov||3 flights/week|
Ticket sales for all of the routes at all inclusive fares starting from as low as UAH 79 are on sale on the airline’s website, wizzair.com or through the Wizz Air Ukraine call centre on +380 (44) 206-4-888 and by selected travel agents.
“Being air born today as planned is a breakthrough accomplishment and we are thankful for all parties involved, in particular for the Ukrainian authorities and our business partners supporting the initiative. The full flight this morning and the close to 30,000 tickets sold in advance just demonstrates how well the Ukrainian public has responded to the low fares and new services of Wizz Air Ukraine. Our low fare – low cost business model on the backbone of a brand new Airbus A320 operation is spot on the demand of the Ukrainian travelling public for affordable, safe and comfortable travel. We are committed to further extending our route network to fly an ever increasing number of domestic and international destinations in the very near future.’ – said Natasa Kazmer, Director General of Wizz Air Ukraine.
Wizz Air Ukraine is a low fare – low cost airline licensed by the Ukrainian Civil Aviation Authority. The airline started scheduled domestic services by operating Airbus A320 aircraft on 11 July 2008.