Wizz Air adding flights from Georgia’s Kutaisi airport to German cities for Euro 2024

Wizz Air is increasing its flight frequency from Kutaisi airport to Germany to allow football fans to attend the upcoming Euro 2024 football championship. Photo: Kutaisi airport

Agenda.ge, 10 Apr 2024 - 15:58, Tbilisi,Georgia

The United Airports of Georgia on Wednesday said the Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air was increasing its flight frequency from the country’s western Kutaisi International Airport to Germany to allow football fans to attend the national football team’s games at the upcoming Euro 2024 football championship.

The airports body said the number of flights could be further increased based on demand, with Director Irakli Karkashadze adding Wizz Air had added flights to Dortmund and Hamburg at a fixed price.

The official added additional flights had been scheduled from Kutaisi to German destinations for June 18, 22 and 26, with return services on June 19, 22 and 27.

We continue to work intensively with airline companies for the addition of direct flights to the German cities of Düsseldorf, Dortmund and Hamburg, so that Georgian citizens have the opportunity to attend matches of the [...] at affordable prices”, Karkashadze said.

Direct regular flights to Germany are operated from Tbilisi International Airport - with services to Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart - and from Kutaisi - where passengers heading to Berlin, Dortmund, Memmingen, Frankfurt and Hamburg are offered options.

There are 23 weekly flights operated to Germany, with the number set to increase to 30 for the summer season, the United Airports of Georgia said.

The increased interest in the flights comes after Georgia’s national football team claimed their first-ever spot at the European Championship after defeating Greece in the playoff final for the tournament on March 26.

The team will play their first match at the competition against Turkey on June 18 in Dortmund, with other group stage games set against the Czech Republic on June 22 in Hamburg and Portugal on June 26 in Gelsenkirchen.