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Luton airport gets new flights to Ukraine

[January 9th 2009]

Low cost airline Wizz Air Ukraine has launched new flights from Luton airport to the city of Lviv.

The airline, which is the first low cost airline in the Ukraine, is flying four times a week from Luton to Lviv. The new flights follow hard on the heels of Wizz Air Ukraine's flights from Luton to Kiev. The four times a week service to the Ukrainian capital started on December 17th and is already proving a success.

“We are delighted to make the Ukraine as accessible as any other European country to many millions of travellers and look forward to working closely with Wizz Air on the development of further new routes,” comments Luton airport marketing director, Natalie Raper.

The new flights to the Ukraine are expected to attract Ukrainians working and studying abroad as well as British travellers who are already familiar with the Wizz Air brand and now have the opportunity to experience all that the Ukraine has to offer as a business and holiday destination.

Wizz Air has announced that it grew by 41% in 2008. The airline, which is the largest low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, carried 5.9 million passengers last year.

This year Wizz Air has ambitious plans to expand by taking delivery of seven new Airbus A320 aircraft. The airline has set itself a target of carrying more than 8 million passengers in 2009.

Wizz Air currently has a fleet of 20 Airbus A 320 aircraft and operates from nine bases in Poland (Katowice, Warsaw, Gdansk and Poznan), Hungary (Budapest), Bulgaria (Sofia), Romania (Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca) and Ukraine (Kiev).

Other airlines flying from Luton include Aer Arann, easyJet, Flybe, Monarch, Ryanair, SkyEurope, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson, and The airport now offers flights to over 90 destinations, including Europe and Africa.

Written by: Nick Purdom