Wizz Air has added a third Airbus A320 aircraft to its Kutaisi (Georgia) base as well as the start of six routes from 1 August 2019 to Eindhoven, Bari, Copenhagen, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Tallinn and Brussels-Charleroi.
Eindhoven will operate three-weekly and all the others twice a week utilising Airbus A320s from Kutaisi International Airport.
The low-cost carrier started operations from Kutaisi in 2012 and after seven years of operations, and only eight months after allocating its second aircraft to the Kutaisi base, the airline announced further great expansion at its Georgian base by allocating a third A320 aircraft in August 2019.
The new aircraft represents another $101 million investment into the Georgian aviation market and will contribute to the creation of over 30 new direct jobs with Wizz Air. It now offers 27 routes to 18 countries.
In 2018, the airline has carried 643,000 passengers on its Georgian routes, representing an 88 per cent year-on-year growth. The six new routes announced today will bring an additional 98,000 seat capacity to the airline’s Georgian network, totalling over one million seats on sale in 2019.
Wizz Air chief marketing officer, Johan Eidhagen said: “Wizz Air, Georgia’s number one low cost airline, continues its strong growth and creates ever more opportunities for its travellers to discover Europe and beyond at the lowest fares. Today we announced new investments in our Kutaisi base, by allocating a third Airbus A320 in August 2019.
“In addition, WIZZ network from Kutaisi will be diversified with 6 long awaited routes to the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, France, Estonia and Belgium. Our continuous growth in Kutaisi further strengthens Wizz Air’s commitment to Georgia, the city and the airport of Kutaisi, as well as stimulate the tourism and hospitality sectors in Georgia.”