Wizz Air opens base at Kutaisi / 7 new routes
Wizz Air announced today, 17 February 2016, that it will open the base on David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport starting September 2016. An aircraft will be allocated Airbus A320 and will add seven new routes to Europe.
Wizz Air will launch new races twice a week from Kutaisi to Berlin Schönefeld, Munich Memmingen, Milan Bergamo, Dortmund, Larnaca and Sofia, while flights between Kutaisi and Thessaloniki will be performed three times a week. With these new destinations, the Wizz Air network from Georgia reaches 11 routes to eight countries. Prices start at 24.99 EUR.
Kutaisi, famous for its gardens and tree-lined streets, is Georgia's second-largest city. The ruins of the Bagrati cathedral, built in the 11th century, are the most important attraction. They are part of the UNESCO protected heritage. Wizz Air started operations in Kutaisi on 11 and carried more than 2012 passengers during this time.
Details on announcing the base were revealed by Dimitri Kumsishvili, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and Owain Jones, Chief Corporate Officer at Wizz Air at a press conference held today in Tbilisi.
NEW GEORGIA WIZZ AIR ROUTES:
|Ruta||Day||It starts from||* Rates|
|Kutaisi - Berlin||Monday Friday||23 September 2016||39.99 EUR|
|Kutaisi - Munchen Memmingen||Monday Friday||23 September 2016||39.99 EUR|
|Kutaisi - Milan Bergamo||Wednesday, Sunday||25 September 2016||39.99 EUR|
|Kutaisi - Dortmund||Wednesday, Sunday||25 September 2016||39.99 EUR|
|Kutaisi - Thessaloniki||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||24 September 2016||29.99 EUR|
|Kutaisi - Larnaca||Thursday, Saturday||24 September 2016||24.99 EUR|
|Kutaisi - Sofia||Thursday, Saturday||24 September 2016||29.99 EUR|
Owain Jones, Wizz Air Chief Corporate Officer "We are pleased to be involved in the economic development of Kutaisi, not only in terms of culture and tourism, but also of business and production. Wizz Air believes that investing in Georgia through an A320 aircraft and local crew will benefit the Georgia market and Wizz Air. We know the importance of accessible air transport for the economic development of a region, which was the indirect result of WIZZ operations on all bases. Opening a base here underscores our commitment to providing the people of Georgia with quality services at low prices to more and more cities across Europe. ”
Dimitry Kumsishvili, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy & Sustainable Development of Georgia said: “Following a fruitful and extensive collaboration, we are proud to welcome the opening of Wizz Air, one of the largest low cost carriers in Europe, to Kutaisi International Airport, the first low cost airport in the region. We are confident that Kutaisi International Airport will be a successful and efficient base for Wizz Air operations that will support Georgia's tourism development and provide new opportunities for Georgians to travel to Europe at affordable prices. The Wizz Air base will create new job opportunities for industry professionals and will have a positive impact on the aviation industry as a whole. "
Recently, Wizz Air has been named by Air Transport World the most valuable airline of the year (Value Airline of the Year) for its success in 2015.