Wizz Air stations second aircraft in Kutaisi

Due to the exceptional growth encountered in Georgia last year, with it being Europe’s fastest-growing country market in 2017, it is no surprise to see that Wizz Air has committed a second aircraft to its base at Kutaisi. This is a business development that was beautifully displayed in sweet treat form, with United Airports of Georgia commissioning this cake for the launch. Cutting the showstopper on the apron are: Johan Eidhagen, Chief Marketing Officer, Wizz Air; Kate Aleksidze, CEO, United Airports of Georgia; and Dimitri Kumsishvili, Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia.

  • Wizz Air showed its commitment to Kutaisi (KUT) in Georgia by choosing to base a second A320 at the airport this week, allowing it to open up five routes. With the country seeing passenger traffic grow by over 43% last year, making it the fastest-growing European country market for 2017, it is not surprising to see such commitment from the ULCC as it continues to stimulate traffic from Kutaisi. The carrier will now connect the airport to Athens (ATH), Barcelona (BCN), Paris Beauvais (BVA), Prague (PRG) and Rome Fiumicino (FCO), while further routes to Bucharest and Vienna will begin in the coming months. “We are delighted to announce today our new Wizz Air routes from Kutaisi to seven European cities, as we continue to create ever more travel opportunities for our passengers,” commented Johan Eidhagen, Chief Marketing Officer of Wizz Air at the launch. With this expansion and commitment of a second aircraft, we are now offering 21 routes to 14 countries from Kutaisi,” Eidhagen added. None of the five routes launched from Kutaisi this week will face direct competition, with the average weekly frequency of the services being 2.4 and the mean sector length 2,592-kilometres. Along with its Georgian expansion, Wizz Air also launched flights between London Luton (LTN) and Larnaca (LCA) this week. It will operate the 3,285-kilometre airport pair daily using its fleet of A321s, with Blue Air and TUI Airways providing direct competition. Take a closer look at anna.aero’s in-depth coverage of Wizz Air’s expansion from Luton in recent years. See how Kutaisi Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
17-May Kutaisi (KUT) Athens (ATH) A320 (2)  
Paris Beauvais (BVA) A320 (3)  
Rome Fiumicino (FCO) A320 (2)  
18-May Barcelona (BCN) A320 (3)  
19-May Prague (PRG) A320 (2)  
20-May London Luton (LTN) Larnaca (LCA) A321 (7) Blue Air (4), TUI Airways (1)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 22 May. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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