Wizz Air opens 25th base in Kutaisi, Georgia, with seven routes

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Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today celebrates the major milestone of opening its 25th base in Kutaisi, Georgia. The airline has based one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at Kutaisi Airport, starting seven additional new low-fare routes to such attractive destinations as Berlin, Dortmund and Munich Memmingen in Germany, Larnaca in Cyprus, Milan in Italy, Sofia in Bulgaria and Thessaloniki in Greece. With its newest services, WIZZ now offers 11 low fare routes to eight countries from Kutaisi.  WIZZ also offers over 70 onward destinations from its bases in Budapest, Katowice, Sofia, Vilnius and Warsaw – giving its Georgian customers the opportunity to travel through the whole of Europe at Wizz Air’s lowest fares.

Wizz Air’s first Kutaisi flight took off in 2012 and since then over 600,000 passengers have flown with WIZZ to and from Georgia. Wizz Air’s operations not only provide affordable access between Georgia and the rest of Europe, but also stimulate the local job market in aviation and tourism sectors. In 2015, Wizz Air carried more than 125,000 passengers on its Kutaisi routes supporting some 100 local jobs*.

The base establishment represents an investment of $98 million** by WIZZ in Kutaisi, creating 36 direct jobs with the airline. Wizz Air’s local crew are trained to the highest standards – which shows in the fantastic onboard experience on each WIZZ flight.

Wizz Air celebrates the remarkable milestone of opening its Kutaisi base with 20% off*** all flights to and from Georgia. This massive one-day sale*** means even greater savings for Georgian customers and the visitors of the country. Seats can be booked from just EUR 9.99 / GEL 24.99**** until midnight tonight at wizzair.com, which is now available in Georgian language as well.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM KUTAISI

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from****

Berlin

Monday, Friday

23 September

EUR 24.99

Dortmund

Wednesday, Sunday

25 September

EUR 19.99

Larnaca

Tuesday, Saturday

24 September

EUR 9.99

Milan Malpensa

Wednesday, Sunday

25 September

EUR 14.99

Munich Memmingen

Monday, Friday

23 September

EUR 19.99

Sofia

Tuesday, Saturday

24 September

EUR 9.99

Thessaloniki

Tuesday, Saturday

24 September

EUR 14.99

Speaking at a press conference in Kutaisi today, Owain Jones, Chief Corporate Officer of Wizz Air,said:

We are proud to celebrate the opening of the 25th WIZZ base in Georgia. We put Kutaisi on the map of aviation in 2012 and since then we have carried over 600,000 passengers on our low fare routes, stimulating the local tourism and aviation industries and strengthening business relations between Georgia and the rest of Europe. Our new base operations at Kutaisi Airport have created a number of local jobs with WIZZ and our business partners while bringing even more opportunities to Georgia with a greater choice of 11 routes from Kutaisi – with the possibility to travel onward to over 70 destinations from our bases in Budapest, Katowice, Sofia, Vilnius and Warsaw. We’re committed to giving our Georgian customers ever more opportunities to travel throughout Europe at WIZZ’s lowest fares through our fruitful cooperation with Kutaisi Airport. Our dedicated Georgian crew will ensure an excellent travel experience of each passenger traveling with WIZZ on board our new Airbus A320 aircraft.

 

* ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

** http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/pressreleases/press-release-detail/detail/new-airbus-aircraft-list-prices-for-2016/

***The 20% discount applies on fares including taxes, non-optional charges, and one small cabin bag. The discount is valid for new bookings only.

**** Before discount, one way including all taxes and non-optional charges

23/09/2016

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