Wizz Air Ukraine

Wizz Air Ukraine (Ukrainian: Товариство з обмеженою відповідальністю „Авіалінії Візз Ейр Україна”) was[2] the Ukrainian division of the Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air based at Kyiv International Airport with additional minor operations out of Lviv International Airport. It ceased operations by 20 April 2015.[2]

Wizz Air Ukraine
Wizz Air logo 2015.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
WU[1] WAU WIZZAIR UKRAINE
Founded2008
Ceased operations20 April 2015
Operating bases
Fleet size4
Destinations16
Parent companyWizz Air
HeadquartersKyiv, Ukraine
Websitewizzair.com

HistoryEdit

Wizz Air Ukraine commenced domestic operations in Ukraine on 11 July 2008 and later added international flights. Domestic operations were later discontinued.

In October 2013, the airline opened its second base at Donetsk International Airport by deploying one aircraft and opening six new routes.[3] However, the Donetsk base was closed by April 2014 due to the Ukrainian crisis.[4]

On 26 March 2015, it was announced that Wizz Air Ukraine would shut down by 20 April 2015 due to the crisis in Ukraine. Eight routes from Kyiv - half of them to Germany - were taken over by the parent company, Wizz Air, while the remaining ten routes from Kyiv and Lviv to destinations in Italy, Spain, Russia and Georgia currently operated by Wizz Air Ukraine ceased entirely.[2] All of Wizz Air Ukraine's Airbus A320-200s were taken over by Wizz Air Hungary.

In November 2018, it was reported that Wizz Air had announced plans to reactivate its Wizz Air Ukraine subsidiary, approximately three years after it was shut down. Under the plan, Wizz Air Ukraine will seek to complete certification in 2019 following the acquisition of twenty A320/321 neo jets. Bases will be developed in Kyiv as well as other cities across the country. By 2025, it aims to have a passenger throughput of 6 million passengers per annum.[5]

DestinationsEdit

Prior to its shutdown, Wizz Air Ukraine operated 18 routes from Kyiv and Lviv to international destinations in several countries, focusing on Germany and Italy.[2]

FleetEdit

 
Wizz Air Ukraine Airbus A320-200

The Wizz Air Ukraine fleet consisted of the following aircraft as of April 2015:[6]

Wizz Air Ukraine Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 4 180
Total 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d https://wizzair.com/en-GB/about_us/news/wizzen303
  3. ^ https://wizzair.com/en-GB/about_us/news/wizen178
  4. ^ "After Donetsk closure, Wizz Air opens new Riga base - BBJ".
  5. ^ "Wizz Air to reactivate Ukrainian subsidiary".
  6. ^ http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=WUK&al_op=1 ch-aviation.com - Wizz Air Ukraine Fleet

External linksEdit

  Media related to Wizz Air Ukraine at Wikimedia Commons