Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) has announced in a press release that it will temporarily reduce the frequencies on 16 routes out of Kiev Igor Sikorsky due to aircraft delivery delays.

The Hungarian LCC has cut two weekly flights to Warsaw Chopin, Budapest, Memmingen, Cologne/Bonn, Berlin Schönefeld, Frankfurt Int'l, and Vienna, as well as one weekly flight to Billund, Bremen Hans Koschnick, Copenhagen Kastrup, Hamburg Helmut Schmidt, Dortmund, Riga, Hanover, Larnaca, Kraków, and Bratislava. The altered schedule will be valid between August 3 and 20, 2019. None of the routes was cancelled altogether.

Air Transport World has reported that the cuts are due to the delayed delivery of an Airbus narrowbody which the carrier was due to receive in July. The delivery was postponed to August 20.

According to the ch-aviation capacities module, Wizz Air and Wizz Air UK (W9, London Luton) offer 87 combined departures weekly from Kiev. The carrier is the largest operator at the airport with a total 52.7% market share by capacity. The Hungarian unit currently bases four A320-200s out of Kiev Igor Sikorsky.

The carrier will also reduce the frequency on select routes from Warsaw Chopin.

Wizz Air currently operates sixty-eight A320s, thirty-three A321s, and three A321-200neo, while Wizz Air UK operates a further four A320s and six A321s. The carrier has seventy A320-200neo, two A321s, and 183 A321neo on order from Airbus.