Kharkiv International Airport has announced plans to launch a new Wizz Air flight service to Polish city Krakow in September 2019. Kharkiv airport, which is part of Oleksandr Yaroslavsky’s DCH Group, currently offers flights to four Polish destinations.
“From September 2019 Kharkiv International Airport and Wizz Air will offer our passengers direct flights to Krakow. This is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities full of historical treasures. It will now be within reach for Kharkiv region travelers at very affordable prices,” commented airport director Vladimir Vasilchenko.
The first Kharkiv-Krakow flight will take off on 19 September 2019, with the service planned for twice a week on Mondays and Fridays. Departure time from Kharkiv will be 14:05 with a flight duration of two hours and ten minutes. Tickets are already on sale with a one-way journey priced at UAH 459.
Krakow is the fifth Polish destination offered by Wizz Air from Kharkiv. It joins Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw and Katowice. Recent months have also seen a number of other new Wizz Air services from Kharkiv to EU destinations including Dortmund and London. Direct Wizz Air flights to Vienna will begin on 25 November.
Kharkiv International Airport is the aviation gateway to eastern Ukraine. Oleksandr Yaroslavsky’s DCH Group financed the complete reconstruction of the airport as part of Kharkiv’s preparations to serve as a host city during UEFA’s Euro 2012 football championship. Yaroslavsky’s investment in the project, including the construction of a new airport terminal complex and the reconstruction of the old one, amounted to over USD 107 million. Airlines currently flying from Kharkiv include Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, LOT, SkyUp, and UIA.