Wizz Air connects Kiev to five new cities

Kiev Zhulyany Wizz Air

Wizz Air crew this week celebrated the opening of five new routes from Kiev Zhulyany to Copenhagen, Frankfurt Hahn, Lublin, Nuremberg and Poznan. As a result of these new services, Wizz Air will station a second A320 at the Ukraine capital city airport. With these launches, Wizz Air now serves 18 destinations from Zhulyany on 57 weekly flights.

Wizz Air Nuremberg

Nuremberg Airport welcomed the arrival of Wizz Air’s new route from Kiev Zhulyany on 27 August. Seen welcoming the new service along with the crew is Christian Käser, Head of Aviation Marketing & Business Development, Nuremberg Airport. With this launch, Wizz Air now serves eight destinations from the German city.

Wizz Air Lublin Kiev

On 25 August Lublin Airport welcomed the arrival of Wizz Air’s new service from Kiev Zhulyany, the ULCC’s eighth destination from the Polish airport. Seen cutting the cake, baked to welcome the new service, is Krzysztof Wójtowicz, President of Lublin Airport. Wizz Air will operate the 550-kilometre route twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays).

Along with its expansion from Kiev Zhulyany, Wizz Air introduced a new airport to its network from its second largest base at Budapest, a new twice-weekly service to St. Petersburg, its second destination in Russia after Moscow Vnukovo. Among those on the apron celebrating the new route are Evgeniy Iliyn, CCO St. Petersburg Airport (second-left) and Anna Nikiforova, Head of Aviation Marketing Department, St. Petersburg Airport (third-right). From November, the frequency of the route will increase to three times weekly, while from May next year it will grow even further to four times weekly according to Wizz Air’s online schedule.

  • Wizz Air expanded its presence at Kiev Zhulyany (IEV) this week by stationing a second A320 at the Ukrainian capital city airport, allowing the ULCC to open new routes to Copenhagen (CPH), Frankfurt Hahn (HHN), Lublin (LUZ), Nuremberg (NUE) and Poznan (POZ). The average frequency of Wizz Air’s new routes from Zhulyany is 2.4 and the mean sector length is 1,172 kilometres. Along with its expansion from Zhulyany, Wizz Air has also introduced a new airport to its network from its second largest base – Budapest (BUD) – starting a twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) service to St. Petersburg (LED) on 27 August. The latter airport becomes the airline’s second destination in Russia after Moscow Vnukovo. “We are delighted to welcome Wizz Air, the first foreign low-cost carrier to operate at St. Petersburg Airport. Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and a greatly desired destination among St. Petersburg passengers. We are certain that the new direct air connection between the two cities and the high-quality and attractive product offered by Wizz Air will be in demand among tourists as well as business travellers from both sides,” noted Evgeniy Iliyn, CCO of St. Petersburg Airport at the launch. The 1,548-kilometre route between the Hungarian capital and the Russian city will see its twice-weekly frequency increase to three times weekly in November, while a fourth weekly flight will be added in May for S18 according to Wizz Air’s online booking engine. None of the six routes launched by Wizz Air this week will face direct competition according to OAG schedules. See how Lublin, Poznan and St. Petersburg airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
25-Aug Kiev Zhulyany (IEV) Copenhagen (CPH) A320 (3)  
Lublin (LUZ) A320 (2)  
Poznan (POZ)  
26-Aug Frankfurt Hahn (HHN) A320 (3)  
27-Aug Budapest (BUD) St. Petersburg (LED) A320 (2)  
Kiev Zhulyany (IEV) Nuremberg (NUE)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 29 August 2017. WF = Weekly Frequency.


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