Wizz Air’s new Airbus A320 route starting next year to Lviv will be the third direct route in three years from Ukraine to Copenhagen Airport (CPH).
The low-cost carrier will fly the 998 kilometre sector from Lviv’s Danylo Halytskyi Airport to CPH, and it will mark a sea-change in the connections between CPH and the large Eastern European country.
A few years ago, there were no direct flight connections between the two countries, but the route to Lviv is now the third between Ukraine and CPH, taking the total number of seats on departures from Ukraine to CPH to 134,187 – an increase of just over 44 per cent compared with this year.
CPH commercial vice president, Peter Krogsgaard said: “The new route to Lviv is exciting, both for Danish commerce and for the Danish tourism industry. Over the past few years, more and more Danish companies, including those in the IT sector, have expanded their activities in Ukraine, and they will now benefit from better connections.
“It will also be good news for the Danish tourist sector to have another direct route open up next year to Ukraine, when no services were offered there at all just a few years ago. At the same time, Danes will get another direct route to an exciting destination in Eastern Europe.”
Wizz Air corporate communications manager, Andras Rado added: “We’re thrilled to be adding a new service from Copenhagen to Lviv, operating on Wednesdays and Sundays. Our new low-fare service will be the only direct connection to Lviv and will provide a convenient, affordable travel option for both business and leisure travellers.
“Underlining our commitment to the country, we’re continuously expanding our Danish network and have already announced four new routes from Denmark this year. We’re confident that our customers will appreciate this low-fare connection to Lviv and that this route will be as popular as the other 14 in our Danish network.
“We will continue to further expand our network footprint and provide truly affordable prices, thus stimulating the local economies of the communities we serve.”