ArmInfo.The public organization "Union of Armenians of Ukraine" took the initiative to launch a flight Zaporozhye - Yerevan. This is stated in the message of the Union received in ArmInfo.
Expressing satisfaction with the entry of Wizz Air into the Armenian market, the Union of Armenians of Ukraine recalls that the country has a 300,000-strong Armenian diaspora, which could be a promising area for the development of family tourism. At the same time, Zaporozhye is a territorially profitable hub, since about 100 thousand Armenians live in the Zaporozhye-Dnepr-Krivoy Rog-Mariupol conglomeration (within a radius of 200 km). A new terminal is currently under construction at the Zaporozhye international airport. Thanks to the established communication with the Armenian communities in 23 regions of the country, the Zaporozhye-Yerevan flight will receive a decent distribution, as a result of which the annual increase in the tourist flow in Armenia will be 20%.
"If Wizz Air is interested in this project, the Union of Armenians of Ukraine is ready to contribute to the promotion of this direction not only among the Armenian diaspora, but also throughout the country. We delegate all the powers to develop this issue to the chairman of the Armenian community of the city of Kamensky Roman Chobanyan and support all his further actions>, the Union said in a statement. Earlier, Arminfo, citing Wizz Air's Director of Corporate Relations Andras Rado, reported that from April 2020 the airline will enter the Armenian passenger transportation market. He said that at the initial stage the company launches two directions: Vienna - Yerevan - Vienna and Vilnius - Yerevan - Vilnius. In particular, regular flights to Vienna start from April 3 (Mondays and Fridays) and to Vilnius from April 5 (Wednesdays and Saturdays). The minimum cost of a one-way ticket is 24.99 euros (including hand baggage). According to him, the company will further expand the geography of air travel from Zvartnots airport in Yerevan.
Note that Wizz Air is a Hungarian low-cost airline headquartered in Budapest. For 15-16 years, the number of passengers reached 225 million per year. The company operates 120 aircraft type A321neo. The company is based at 25 European airports and flies to 153 world airports. Wizz Air is a public company, its shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), the capitalization level reaches 5 billion euros.