Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, is getting back to Kharkiv International Airport. The carrier is known to have suspended its flights to the “first capital” in 2014 because of the situation in Ukraine.\r\nThe re-start of cooperation was announced by Sorina Ratz, Communications Manager at Wizz Air, on 27 November. “Today we are pleased to bring exciting news to our Ukrainian customers by starting operations from Kharkiv,” she said. “We are also announcing 5 more services for 2018. The whole Wizz team looks forward to welcoming our customers on board of one of the youngest fleets in Europe and to continuing to grow our Ukrainian network throughout Europe.”\r\nVolodymyr Vasylchenko, Director General of Kharkiv International Airport (“New Systems AM” Management Company of Oleksandr Yaroslavsky’s DCH Group) stressed that the cooperation is of vital importance for Kharkiv Airport as it will facilitate further expansion of the network and creation of new possibilities for passengers due to lower fares.\r\n“We are extremely pleased to see the expansion of routs network towards Europe. We will traditionally maintain high standards of service and comfort for our partners and passengers”.\r\nWizz Air will launch its new services next year. Since April 2018, they will operate from Kharkiv to Dortmund (Germany) on Thursdays and Sundays and, since June, to Katowice (Poland) on Wednesdays and Fridays. The fares will start at 869 UAH and 579 UAH, respectively. In 2018, a total of 8 new routes are still to be launched from three Ukrainian airports, which will not only extend the choice of destinations but will make it possible for passengers flying from Kharkiv International Airport to save money on travelling by air.\r\nWe would like to remind our readers that Kharkiv Airport was renovated by Oleksandr Yaroslavsky’s DCH Group within the framework of preparing the “first capital” for EURO-2012 together with other key facilities of the city. The whole of the businessman’s investment in the project including the construction of a new passenger terminal and the renovation of the old one equals $ 107,2 mln. By the follow-up to 2016 data, ACI EUROPE (Airports Council International Europe) rated Kharkiv as one of the most rapidly developing European airports. Kharkiv International Airport was included into the 4th group of the facilities in the rating (airports with passenger traffic of up to 5 mln. people) showcasing + 60.1% in comparison to the same period of the previous year.