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Wizz Air Ukraine to be shut down, operations in the Ukraine are restructured

Wizz Air (Hungary) (Budapest) has announced it will close its Wizz Air (Ukraine) (Kiev-Zhulyany) subsidiary and replace it with a new Wizz Air (Hungary) Kiev base. The last Wizz Air (Ukraine) flights will be operated on April 19.

The airline issued this statement of the restructuring of operations in the Ukraine:

Wizz Air Holdings Plc announced that it will be further restructuring the Group’s operations in Ukraine. From April 20, 2015, Wizz Air Hungary will operate 8 routes into and out of Ukraine, to be followed by opening a Kiev base with one Airbus A320 aircraft on June 4, 2015.

Also from April 20, 2015, Wizz Air Ukraine – currently flying two aircraft on 16 Ukrainian routes – will cease operations. The second Airbus A320 aircraft currently based in Kiev will be redeployed to Wizz Air’s new operating base in Kosice, Slovakia, which will start operating new routes from Kosice to Milan Bergamo and Sheffield-Doncaster in early June 2015.

Following the removal of two aircraft from Ukraine last year, further capacity refinement and restructuring of Wizz Air’s operations in Ukraine were needed due to the ongoing instability in Eastern Ukraine, the devaluation and volatility of the local currency and the impact of foreign exchange controls. Wizz Air Hungary’s operation will significantly mitigate these impacts and enable Wizz Air to remain one of the major airlines in the Ukrainian market and stand ready for expansion once market circumstances improve.

CONTINUED UKRAINE ROUTES

Kiev – Budapest

Unaffected – Bookings Unaffected

Kiev – London Luton

Unaffected – Bookings Unaffected

Kiev – Cologne

Flights need to be re-booked with Wizz Air Hungary

Kiev – Dortmund

Flights need to be re-booked with Wizz Air Hungary

Kiev – Hamburg-Lübeck

Flights need to be re-booked with Wizz Air Hungary

Kiev – Katowice

Flights need to be re-booked with Wizz Air Hungary

Kiev – Larnaca

Flights need to be re-booked with Wizz Air Hungary

Kiev – Munich Memmingen

Flights need to be re-booked with Wizz Air Hungary

Customers holding tickets from April 20, 2015 on the routes noted above will need to re-book their flights with Wizz Air Hungary, who will be operating these routes from April 20, 2015.

These customers will be contacted for a full refund and will be able to purchase replacement tickets on Wizz Air Hungary at the same price as the original ticket (“Wizz Air Fare Guarantee”).

DISCONTINUED UKRAINE ROUTES

Kiev – Barcelona Girona

Kiev – Valencia

Kiev – Kutaisi

Kiev – Moscow

Kiev – Milan Bergamo

Kiev – Naples

Kiev – Venice Treviso

Lviv – Milan Bergamo

Lviv – Naples

Lviv – Venice Treviso

Customers on these services will be contacted for a full refund.

The restructuring of the Group’s Ukrainian operations and the closure of Wizz Air Ukraine will not have a material effect on the Group’s trading in the current year and subsequent financial years.

Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 UR-WUB (msn 3741) of Wizz Air (Ukraine) arrives at Antalya, Turkey.

Wizz Air (Hungary) aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Wizz Air (Ukraine) aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Wizz Air Ukraine evolves and moves its assets to Kiev and western Ukraine

Wizz Air Ukraine (Kiev) has announced a new route that will connect the Ukrainian capital of Kiev with Naples in Italy. The route will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft starting on June 14 2014.

Wizz Air (Ukraine) Kiev 3.2014 Route Map

Wizz Air Ukraine’s route network from Kiev will now consist of a total of 14 routes to six different countries.

Wizz Air (Ukraine) Donetsk 3.2014 Route Map

Meanwhile the company is suspending flights from the eastern Russian-speaking city of Donetsk (above map) in the Ukraine to Budapest, Rome (Fiumicino), Bergamo (Orio al Serio, near Milan), Larnaca and Dortmund.

Wizz Air Ukraine Lviv 3.2014 Route Map

The low-fare carrier is moving based aircraft from Donetsk to the ethnic Ukrainian city of Lvov in western Ukraine (above map) given the tension in the Ukraine between the eastern and western portions of the Ukraine.

Copyright Photo: Ole Simon/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A32-232 UR-WUA (msn 3531) approaches the runway at Antalya.

Wizz Air (Ukraine): AG Slide Show

Wizz Air Ukraine takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 with Sharklets

Wizz Air Ukraine (Wizz Air Ukraine Airlines) (Kiev) has taken delivery of an Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices, becoming the first Ukrainian carrier to do so. Sharklets are newly designed wing-tip devices that improve the aircraft’s aerodynamics and significantly cut the airline’s fuel burn and emissions by four per cent on longer sectors.

Sharklets are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft, and standard on all members of the NEO Family. They offer the flexibility to A320 Family operators of either adding around 100 nautical miles more range or allowing an increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms.

Wizz Air Ukraine is the only low-fare, low-cost airline serving the Ukrainian market and will operate a fleet of 4 Airbus A320 aircraft from 5 airports in Ukraine to 19 destinations in 10 countries by summer 2013.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurospot. The pictured Airbus A320-232 with Sharklets with the temporary test marks of F-WWDS  was handed over to the carrier as UR-WUC (msn 5539) on March 15.

Bottom Copyright Photo: Airbus. Another view of F-WWDS (UR-WUC).

Wizz Air (Ukraine): AG Slide Show

Routes from Kiev:

Wizz Air Kiev 3:2013 Route Map

Wizz-wizzair.com (Ukraine) A320-200 F-WWDS (UR-WUC)(04)(Tko) TLS (Airbus)(LR)

Wizz Air Ukraine to drop the Stockholm route on November 1

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Ukraine) (Kiev) will drop the Kiev (Kyiv)-Stockholm (Skavsta) route on November 1. The company operates two Airbus A320s.

Read the full report from the Kyiv Post: CLICK HERE

Wizz Air (Ukraine) Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Nik French. Please click on the photo for additional details.

Wizz Air (Ukraine) routes from Kiev:

Wizz Air to fill the void in Vilnius with its 14th base

Wizz Air (Budapest) announced it will establish its 14th operating base in Vilnius, Lithuania. Initially the airline will deploy one Airbus A320 aircraft, starting from April 16, 2011.

The low-fare airline will launch eight new routes from Vilnius to London-Luton, Doncaster-Sheffield (UK), Cork (Ireland), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Stockholm – Skavsta (Sweden), Milan-Bergamo, Rome-Fiumicino (Italy), and Barcelona (Spain).

Lithuania currently does not have a national flag carrier.

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