Wizz Air may restore its base in Kutaisi in spring 2021, Economy Minister Natia Turnava said earlier today, noting that aviation companies are assessing the prospect of restoring flights to Georgia in the future, although this will happen gradually.
Due to the pandemic, airlines, including Wizz Air, had to suspend flights and reduce bases in many countries. It was a temporary decision caused by the pandemic, but the airline, which we all supported, sees a positive trajectory of our economic development and says that in the spring, most likely, its base in Georgia will be restored,” said Turnava.
Back in July, rumors surfaced that Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air was closing its base in Kutaisi. Answering the rumors, Wizz Air released a statement back then confirming it would remain in Georgia and continue operating once the borders reopened.
We are not closing the base [at Kutaisi International Airport]…Unfortunately we have suspended operations and brought our airplanes to another base,” said Andras Rado at the time, the head of Wizz Air corporate communications.
Wizz Air has been operating in Georgia since 2012. It expanded in 2016, after the establishment of the base in Kutaisi International Airport.
Wizz Air has served over 2.5 million passengers in Georgia since its establishment in 2016.