Wizz Air Ukraine

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Wizz Air Ukraine
Wizz Air logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
WU[1] WAU 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 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] Both of Wizz Air Ukraine's Airbus A320-200s were 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 in several countries, focusing on Germany and Italy.[2]

Fleet[edit]

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 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 d 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. ^ 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