Law Firm Announcements – Chadbourne Represents Wizz Air in Setting Up First Ukraine’s Low-Cost Airline

May 23, 2008 – LAWFUEL – Legal Announcement Service – Chadbourne & Parke LLP is representing Wizz Air, the largest Central and Eastern European based low-cost airline, in setting up its Ukrainian operations. Wizz Air Ukraine will be the first Ukraine low-cost airline.

Wizz Air Ukraine will start operating an initial network on July 11 with four Ukrainian domestic routes from its operating base at Kiev Boryspil Airport to Lviv, Odessa, Simferopol and from Lviv to Simferopol. It has plans to quickly expand its operations by adding international routes and more domestic services, opening further operating bases in various regions in Ukraine.

Wizz Air Ukraine plans to offer low fares and a convenient air travel experience. The airline will operate brand new Airbus A320 aircraft configured with 180 leather seats.

Working on the deal for Chadbourne are Kyiv office managing partner Jaroslawa Johnson, senior associate Dmytro Fedoruk and associate Andriy Kirmach. On May 20, the Chadbourne team joined Wizz Air’s management, Ukrainian government officials and press on an inaugural flight from Kyiv to Odessa.

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