Wizz Air-Ukraine ceases operations
Starting April 20, Wizz Air Group closes its Ukrainian airline Wizz Air Ukraine.
This was reported by the company website.
Closes routes to Barcelona, Valencia, Kutaisi, Moscow, Milan, Naples, Venice. Passengers who have purchased tickets for these flights will be reimbursed their full price.
At the same time, Wizz Air remains to work in Ukraine, but on a smaller scale. Starting April 20, Wizz Air Hungary will operate only 8 flights to and from Ukraine - to Budapest, London, Cologne, Dortmund, Hamburg, Katowice, Larnaca and Munich.
Passengers who have purchased tickets for these flights on dates from April 20, 2015, need to rebook their flights through Wizz Air Hungary.
"On June 4, a base will be opened in Kiev, on which one Airbus A320 aircraft will be based. Also on April 20, Wizz Air Ukraine, the airline that currently operates 16 flights with two aircraft, ceases operations," the statement said.
The company noted that they were forced to make such a decision due to the prolonged tensions in Eastern Ukraine, the devaluation and instability of the Ukrainian hryvnia, restrictions on payments to suppliers in connection with foreign currency control, and the uncertainty of new orders for aviation and the restrictions that may be caused by this.
It should be noted that Wizz Air Hungary will now operate flights in accordance with Hungarian law and passengers will have to pay for each piece of baggage. The Ukrainian company granted the right to carry one piece of baggage free of charge.
The message does not say anything about the flights of the Ukrainian company from Lviv, however, tickets for them are no longer sold on the website.
As previously reported, Wizz Air Ukraine has already reduced the number of aircraft from four to two in the first half of 2014, following the reduction in the number of aircraft based in Kiev and the suspension of operations in Donetsk.