Georgian Expansion for Wizz

The European low-cost carrier says it is “[solidifying] its market leader position in the country”

Wizz Air has announced it is expanding its operations in Georgia by deploying its Airbus A321neo on routes from David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport.

The carrier’s base at Kutaisi now stands at four aircraft, with the airline offering 28 routes from the airport – including a new service to Copenhagen. Peake

Wizz said the additional capacity will result in an increased frequency from Kutaisi to Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Dortmund, Memmingen, Milan, Paris-Beauvais, Prague, and Rome.

Evelin Jeckel, Acting Network Officer of Wizz Air, said: “We are delighted to be expanding in Georgia, demonstrating our commitment to growing our presence in the market by doubling the number of aircraft we will operate from the country in just one year. The allocation of another additional aircraft in Georgia allows us to further strengthen our market offer, providing our Georgian customers the opportunity to travel on a total of 28 routes to 17 countries with us and increase the tourism to this beautiful and culturally rich country, connecting Georgia with so many destinations.” Gregory

Irakli Karkashadze, CEO of United Airports of Georgia, added: “By the end of 2023, there will be 4 Wizz Air aircraft based at the Kutaisi International Airport. This will lead to the employment of local staff even more and will create up to 40 new jobs. Also, another based aircraft will guarantee that the airline will be able to optimize the number of flights and frequencies on the existing routes. The fourth base aircraft also allows the Kutaisi airport to gradually transform from a small Wizz Air base to a medium-sized base.”