Wizz Air returned to Kharkiv Airport on 5 April, ending the carrier’s four-year hiatus of flights from the Ukrainian city. The airline now links Dortmund to Kharkiv twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) using its 180-seat A320s. Pictured with the crew at the German airport is Annika Neumann, Press Spokesperson, Dortmund Airport.
To celebrate the return of Wizz Air, Kharkiv Airport baked this splendid cake depicting the connection from Dortmund. The ULCC will operate the 2,012-kilometre route twice-weekly on a Wroclaw-based A320.
- Wizz Air ended a four-year hiatus of serving Kharkiv (HRK) on 5 April, the day which saw the airline return to the Ukrainian city with a twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) service from Dortmund (DTM). The last time that Wizz Air served Kharkiv (June 2014), it flew routes from Warsaw Chopin and Kutaisi based on OAG data. With neither Dortmund or Kharkiv airports being a Wizz Air base, schedules show that this route will be flown on a Wroclaw-based A320 on both weekly rotations, with the Polish airport having just received its second-based Wizz Air unit. On Thursdays, the aircraft arrives in Dortmund from Wroclaw at 13:10, with it then departing for Kharkiv at 13:35, landing in Ukraine at 17:40. After a 30-minute turnaround in Kharkiv, the aircraft then heads back for Dortmund, touching down at 20:25. It then departs for Wroclaw at 20:50. On Sundays, flights operate earlier in the day, seeing a 12:20 departure from Dortmund and a 16:25 arrival in Kharkiv. The 2,012-kilometre route between Germany and Ukraine faces no direct competition. Wizz Air plans to add more services to Kharkiv in the coming months, with it scheduling flights from Katowice (begins 20 June) and Vienna (25 November). Based on the airline’s booking engine, Dortmund and Vienna will be flown on a year-round basis, while Katowice services are currently only bookable until 24 October. See how this route launch’s FTWA performed against other airports from around the world.