Wizz Air announced today that it will base a seventh aircraft at its Warsaw base.
From June 2017 the airline will start operating seven new services connecting Warsaw with four Central and Eastern European capitals, Bratislava, Bucharest, Kiev and Vilnius and three popular leisure destinations, Lyon and Nice in France and Lamezia Terme in Italy.
Warsaw was one of the first airports Wizz Air brought its low fares to in 2004 and since then, over 13 million passengers flew with Wizz Air to and from the Polish capital. In 2015, Wizz Air carried more than 1,5 million passengers on its Warsaw routes. In May 2016, Wizz Air deployed a 6th aircraft at its Chopin Airport base adding several routes to its Warsaw network, which with today’s announcement consists of 48 routes to 25 countries.
With the addition of the new aircraft, Wizz Air’s Warsaw fleet will contain four Airbus A320ceos and three Airbus A321ceos.
In 2016 Wizz Air has expanded its Poland operations to a significant extent, adding its 8th Polish airport, Olsztyn-Mazury, 38 new routes and 16 exciting destinations to its low-fare network. With the latest expansion of its Warsaw fleet, by June 2017, Wizz Air will have 22 aircraft based in Poland offering 147 routes to 66 destinations from eight Polish airports.
Speaking at a press conference in Warsaw today, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said:
“Warsaw was one of the first cities we added to the Wizz Air’s network in 2004 and over the past 12 years, we earned the trust and loyalty of our Polish customers. This year we based a 6th aircraft at our Chopin Airport launching plenty of exciting low-fare services, deployed two Airbus A321 aircraft on our most popular routes, celebrated the remarkable 13 million passengers milestone and today we deliver more great news for our Warsaw customers. Adding a seventh aircraft to our Warsaw fleet we create more local jobs and add four new countries accessible on Wizz Air’s low fares from Warsaw’s main airport to provide even more low-fare travel opportunities for both business and leisure travelers. We stay committed to our Polish customers and keep on expanding our ever-growing network to best meet their needs.”