Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air, has launched the Bratislava-Kiev route. The first flight from Milan Rastislav Štefánik Airport in Bratislava to Igor Sikorsky Kiev International Airport (Zhuliany) took place on December 17.
There is significant interest in this particular route, noted Bratislava Airport spokesperson Veronika Ševčíková. As many as 171 and 177 passengers booked for the very first Kiev-Bratislava flight and the first Bratislava-Kiev flight, respectively.
Bratislava-Kiev flights will depart twice a week – every Saturday and Tuesday. However, the number of flights per week should be extended to four as of August 25 – every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the TASR newswire reported.
The planes (Airbus A320s with a capacity of 180 seats) will depart from Kiev-Zhuliany at 6.55 and land in Bratislava at 19:45. They will leave Bratislava at 8:15 and arrive in Kiev at 10.55, local times in all cases.
A direct air connection between Bratislava and Kiev has been resumed after three years of absence.
“The capital city of Slovakia needs to have a direct flight to the capital of neighbouring Ukraine, so we believe that Slovaks, but not just them, will appreciate the fact that we have succeeded in launching this route from Bratislava,” said Bratislava Airport general director Ivan Trhlík.
20. Dec 2016 at 0:07 | Compiled by Spectator staff