WizzAir has no interest in launching flights to-from regional cities of Belarus. The airline is yet to respond to Minsk Airport’s readiness to include its flights to a summer timetable.
Belarusian aviation authorities explain that they have fulfilled all the obligations and the final decision remains with the Hungarian airline. However, no official response has been received so far.
Neither WizzAir nor other foreign airlines have shown interest in launching flights from regional cities. They cited various reasons: economic issues, passenger traffic guarantees, the use of a fleet of certain carriers.
“An agreement between the aviation administrations of Hungary and Belarus has been signed. The carrier can start flights any time after completing the accreditation procedures,” Director of the Aviation Department at the Belarusian Transport and Communication Ministry Artem Sikorsky commented on the issue.
According to Minsk National Airport, the negotiations were constructive and agreement has been reached on all major positions.
Now it is up to WizzAir to decide on the flight launch date.
“This week we will have consultations with the Hungarian ambassador. We are ready to consult and cooperate with the Hungarian side to ensure that the carrier implements the agreements between the aviation administrations,” he said.
The official noted that the most comfortable conditions have been created for the carrier to fly both to Minsk National Airport and to regional airports. As at present, the Belarusian side is waiting for the carrier’s proposals on destinations and frequency.
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Recall that in spring 2020, the Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air was expected to start regular flights from Minsk to Budapest. WizzAir is a Hungarian low-cost airline with its head office in Budapest.
The airline serves many cities across Europe. Meanwhile, the national air carrier Belavia Belarusian Airlines is considering a possibility to launch low-cost flights from regional airports.