Wizz Air launches base #20 in Košice

Wizz Air commenced the start of based operations in Košice by celebrating with a ribbon cutting ceremony and an impressive 28kg cake that was cut by: Michael Tmej, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Košice Airport; Karl Dandler, Košice Airport CEO; Andrew Garth, British Ambassador to Slovakia; Tamara Mshvenieradze, Wizz Air Communications Manager; Richard Rasi, Košice Mayor; and Istvan Zacharias, VP of the Košice Self-Governing Region.

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Doncaster Sheffield’s Chris Harcombe, Head of Aviation Development and Kate Stow, Head of Marketing and Communications, celebrate the launch of flights to Košice. The latest route launch now means Wizz Air operates to nine destinations from the Yorkshire airport, with a tenth, Lublin, starting in September.

  • Wizz Air celebrated the start of based operations in Košice (KSC) this week with two new destinations. On 5 June, twice-weekly services, operated Mondays and Fridays, began to Milan Bergamo (BGY), while on 7 June, twice-weekly flights, on Wednesdays and Sundays, were launched to Doncaster Sheffield (DSA). Both of the airport pairs will be served using A320s and face no direct competition. The latest routes join the existing Wizz Air service from Košice to London Luton, which operates 11 times weekly. Speaking at the launch, Karl Dandler, Košice Airport CEO, said: “Today celebrates a real milestone for Košice and its airport. We are proud to serve the most dynamically developing city in Slovakia. Air travel and air connectivity is an essential flavour for the development of this region.” On 5 June, the airline also celebrated the launch of flights from Budapest (BUD), to Bologna (BLQ). The 694-kilometre sector will also operate twice-weekly on Mondays and Fridays, facing no direct competition. For a more in-depth look at Košice’s operations, read our latest airport analysis. See how Košice Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.

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