Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe today announced that it will massively expand its Polish operations, basing 4 new aircraft in Poland. From summer 2020 WIZZ will launch 15 new attractive routes from Gdansk, Krakow and Warsaw as well as increase weekly frequencies on the most popular services, adding a total of 24 incremental weekly flights to its Polish schedule.
Expanding its operations, Wizz Air creates over 160 additional direct jobs and will have a team of over 1100 dedicated crew based in Poland.
Wizz Air’s commitment to Polish customers is underlined by the strong growth at its other seven Polish airports as well. With a network of 193 services, WIZZ will have a total of 13 million seats on sale on its Polish routes in 2020, which represents 20% growth year over year. WIZZ’s Polish operations do not only provide affordable access at WIZZ’s lowest fares between Poland and the rest of Europe, but also stimulate the local job market in aviation and tourism sectors, supporting more than 8200 jobs this year in associated industries throughout the country.
With the latest expansion of its Polish fleet, Wizz Air will have 30 based aircraft in Poland employing more than nearly 1300 customer-oriented crew, who deliver excellent service on each WIZZ flight. Wizz Air now offers 193 routes to 28 countries from nine Polish airports.
Tickets for all new routes are already on sale and can be booked from only PLN 59 on wizzair.com.
Stephen Jones, Deputy CEO and Managing Director Wizz Air Hungary, said: “Following the recent deployment of the 3rd based aircraft at Krakow Airport and announcement of new routes in Gdanskk and Warsaw, we are thrilled to announce further expansion of our Polish operations. By adding 4 new aircraft followed by 15 new routes to our Polish fleet we create a number of local jobs with the airline and our business partners while bringing more opportunities to the country. We are sure that our loyal Polish customers will welcome the extended offer of attractive destinations and affordable travel options and we are also confident that our low fares will attract more visitors to Polish cities, which could stimulate tourism and hospitality industries. We stay committed to Poland and keep on offering the lowest possible fares and an excellent value service on each WIZZ flight.”
** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year
*** One way including all taxes and non-optional charges