Wizz Air today celebrated 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 routes to destinations such as Berlin, Dortmund and Memmingen in Germany, Larnaca in Cyprus, Milan in Italy, Sofia in Bulgaria and Thessaloniki in Greece.
With its newest services, Wizz Air now offers eleven routes to eight countries from Kutaisi. Wizz Air 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.
Wizz Air’s first Kutaisi flight took off in 2012 and since then over 600,000 passengers have flown with Wizz Air 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.
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 Air 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.
“We’re committed to giving our Georgian customers ever more opportunities to travel throughout Europe at Wizz Air’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 Air on board our new Airbus A320 aircraft.“