Wizz Air Ukraine (Ukrainian: Товариство з обмеженою відповідальністю „Авіалінії Візз Ейр Україна”) was 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.
|Ceased operations||20 April 2015|
|Parent company||Wizz Air|
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. However, the Donetsk base was closed by April 2014 due to the Ukrainian crisis.
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. 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.
The Wizz Air Ukraine fleet consisted of the following aircraft as of April 2015:
- "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
- "After Donetsk closure, Wizz Air opens new Riga base - BBJ".
- "Wizz Air to reactivate Ukrainian subsidiary".
- http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=WUK&al_op=1 ch-aviation.com - Wizz Air Ukraine Fleet
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