Wizz Air Ukraine

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Wizz Air Ukraine
Wizz Air logo.svg
IATA
WU[1]
ICAO
WAU
Callsign
WIZZAIR UKRAINE
Founded 2008
Ceased operations 20 April 2015
Operating bases
Fleet size 2
Destinations 16
Parent company Wizz Air
Headquarters Kyiv, Ukraine
Website wizzair.com

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]

History[edit]

Wizz Air Ukraine commenced domestic operations in Ukraine on 11 July 2008 and since expanded its network with international flights. Meanwhile, the domestic operations ceased again.

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 already again by April 2014 due to the ongoing Ukrainian crisis.[4]

On 26 March 2015, it has been announced that Wizz Air Ukraine will shut down by 20 April 2015 due to the ongoing crisis in its home country. Eight routes from Kyiv - half of them to Germany - are taken over by its parent Wizz Air, while the remaining ten other routes from Kyiv and Lviv to destinations in Italy, Spain, Russia, and Georgia currently operated by Wizz Air Ukraine ceased entirely.[2] Both of Wizz Air Ukraine's Airbus A320-200s are taken over by Wizz Air. One remains in Kyiv, the other was relocated to Košice International Airport.[5]

Destinations[edit]

Prior to its shutdown, Wizz Air Ukraine operated 18 routes from Kyiv and Lviv to international destinations with a focus on Germany and Italy amongst some other countries.[6]

Fleet[edit]

Wizz Air Ukraine Airbus A320-200

The Wizz Air Ukraine fleet consisted of the following aircraft as of April 2015:[7]

Wizz Air Ukraine Fleet
Aircraft Fleet Orders Total Passengers
Airbus A320-200 2 - 2 180

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c https://wizzair.com/en-GB/about_us/news/wizzen303
  3. ^ https://wizzair.com/en-GB/about_us/news/wizen178
  4. ^ http://www.bbj.hu/business/after-donetsk-closure-wizz-air-opens-new-riga-base_78783
  5. ^ http://www.aero.de/news-21430/Wizzair-wickelt-Ukraine-Tochter-ab.html
  6. ^ https://wizzair.com/en-GB/about_us/news/wizzen303
  7. ^ http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=WUK&al_op=1 ch-aviation.com - Wizz Air Ukraine Fleet

External links[edit]

Media related to Wizz Air Ukraine at Wikimedia Commons