Posted on: 17 February 2016 by Mark Howells
From September 2016, Wizz Air will begin base operations at David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport in Georgia with one Airbus A320 aircraft.
The carrier will operate seven new routes from Kutaisi, including twice-weekly services to Berlin Schönefeld and Munich Memmingen on Mondays and Fridays, which are scheduled to begin on 23 September 2016. The following day, Wizz Air will introduce twice-weekly services to Larnaca and Sofia which will take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
24 September 2016 will also see Wizz introduce thrice-weekly flights between Kutaisi and Thessaloniki, operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Twice-weekly flights to Milan Bergamo and Dortmund will commence on 25 September 2016 and operate on Wednesdays and Sundays from then on.
Owain Jones, Wizz Air’s chief corporate officer, stated, “We are very excited about being a part of the economic development of Kutaisi, not only in terms of culture and tourism, but for business and manufacturing as well. Wizz Air believes investment in Georgia with an Airbus A320 aircraft and with a locally recruited base crew will pay economic dividends for business in Georgia and for Wizz Air. We know the importance of affordable air travel for a region’s economic development which has been a by-product of WIZZ operations in all our base cities. Opening a base here underlines our commitment to providing the people of Georgia with high quality, low-fare service to more and more cities throughout Europe.”
With these new destinations, Wizz Air’s network from Georgia consists of 11 routes to eight countries. Wizz Air began operations in Kutaisi in 2012 and has carried more than 500,000 passengers from there in that time.