Kharkiv International Airport launched a new Wizz Air service to Vienna on 25 November as the former Ukrainian capital continues to expand its air connections. Kharkiv-Vienna flights will now be available twice per week on Wednesdays and Sundays, with departure from Kharkiv at 11:15 and a travel time to the Austrian capital of two hours thirty minutes.
This is the sixth new Wizz Air flight launched this year from Kharkiv International Airport, which is part of Oleksandr Yaroslavsky’s DCH Group. Wizz Air also flies from Kharkiv to Dortmund, Katowice, Gdansk, Wroclaw and London.
This expansion of Wizz Air flight services is expected to continue in 2019. Plans have already been announced for the launch of Kharkiv-Krakow flights, which are set to begin in September 2019.
Kharkiv International Airport is regarded as the gateway to eastern Ukraine. Reconstruction works ahead of Euro 2012 were financed by Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, who invested a total of more than USD 107 million in a complete overhaul of the airport’s terminal facilities.
In 2018, the Kharkiv International Airport has established a series of records as passenger numbers continue to rise. In the first half of the year, the airport serviced 440,000 passengers, representing a year-on-year rise of 21% compared to the figure for 2017. International airlines currently flying from Kharkiv include Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, UIA, LOT, and SkyUp.