The airline Wizz Air (Hungary), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced the doubling of operations in Ukraine in 2018.

According to a press release, the company will add a third Airbus A320 at its base in the Kiev airport “Kiev” (Zhuliany” from April 2018.

During the same month, Wizz will launch two new routes from Kiev to Lisbon and Tallinn, and will also increase the frequency of flights on the most popular directions – 11 additional flights a week under the summer schedule from Kiev next year.

“Tickets for the new flights on sale – July 12, at prices ranging from 429 UAH”, – stated in the message.

According to the company, the implementation of these plans will lead to additional investments in its Kiev base of approximately $300 million, and to increase the number of seats more than 1.5 million (+97% compared to 2016).

Since the 19th of April 2018, the new aircraft will provide flights on two new routes from Kiev to Tallinn and Lisbon . Flight Kiev – Lisbon will be the only direct service between the two capitals.

“The frequency of flights to popular destinations from Kiev will also increase with the advent of new aircraft will be added one flight per week to Bratislava, Copenhagen and Dortmund, and also on two flights to Cologne, Memmingen, Larnaca and Hannover.

In addition, Wizz Air has also announced the summer schedule for Kiev in 2018. Over the next two weeks, tickets will be available exclusively for members of Wizz Discount Club, and from 26 July 2017, they will become available to everyone.

“The dynamic development of activities in Ukraine Wizz will continue to stimulate the economy in the last 10 years, which will lead to employment growth in the areas of aviation and tourism, supporting more than 550 jobs this year in related industries across the country”, – stated in the message.

The airline also reports that in the first half of 2017, more than 193 thousand passengers used the services of Wizz on Ukrainian routes, 33% more than the same period in 2016.

“In 2017 Wizz resumed work in Lviv thanks to the newly launched flights to Wroclaw and Berlin, and Kiev has expanded its fleet with a second aircraft Airbus A320, which, since August, will cover five new routes. After expansion to three aircraft in 2018 staff, Wizz Air Kiev will make more than 100 people, and the flights of the company will connect the Ukrainian capital with 21 destination in 11 European countries” – sums up the company.

Wizz Air offers flights on more than 500 routes with 28 bases, connecting 141 direction in 42 countries. The fleet consists of 83 airplanes of the Airbus A320 and A321.