High-profile route: After the aircraft doors to Wizz Air’s A320 were opened at the newly reopened airport in Kutaisi in Georgia, the airline’s CEO Joszef Varadi stepped out together with Georgian Minister of Economy Vera Kobalia. The Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili then spoke to the spectators, next to the Hungarian Prime Minister’s government jet.
- Wizz Air made use of its Ukrainian subsidiary’s AOC and launched a new international route from its Ukrainian base at Kiev Zhulyany (IEV). The low-cost airline now flies twice a week to the newly reopened airport in Kutaisi (KUT), the second-largest city in Georgia, the country analysed this week. At the start of the winter scheduling season, the operator of 180-seat A320s will increase frequencies to three weekly flights. Although this currently is the only route operating to Kutaisi, both S7 and Belavia are planning to launch Moscow and Minsk flights later this month.