Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced the title sponsorship of the 1 Wizz Air Katowice Half Marathon, a unique running race, which will take place in Katowice, the capital of Silesia on 10 June.
Today’s announcement once again underlines Wizz Air’s long-standing commitment to mobilize people and promote active lifestyle. The airline is already the title sponsor of several running events in its base cities across Europe. The Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, the Wizz Air Debrecen Airport Run, the Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon, the Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon, the Wizz Air Sofia Marathon and the Wizz Air Skopje Marathon are popular running events among both local professional and amateur runners as well as the visitors of the cities.
The first WIZZ flight took off from Katowice in 2004 and since then, the airline has constantly expanded its network. Last year Wizz Air started seven routes from Katowice carrying two million passengers on its low-fare routes, 15% more than in the previous year. As part of its continuous growth, WIZZ announced that it will base a 7 aircraft at Katowice Airport in June creating 36 new direct jobs with the airline.
Following the recent launch of the new Athens and Lviv routes, the airline will launch six additional Katowice services in June to such exciting destinations as Faro and Porto in Portugal, Kharkiv in Ukraine, Munich Memmingen in Germany, Malaga in Spain and Podgorica in Montenegro.
WIZZ currently offers 41 low-cost routes from Katowice.
Speaking at a press conference in Katowice today, Zsuzsa Poos, Head of Marketing at Wizz Air, said: “We are excited to announce another remarkable WIZZ running event. The title sponsorship of the 1 Wizz Air Katowice Half Marathon once again underlines our commitment to both the Silesian region and active lifestyle and we are sure this unique running event will be popular among experienced as well as beginner runners. Low-fare flying and running have a lot in common: they mobilize people, bring new experience and are affordable for everyone. WIZZ offers outstanding opportunities for both: sport and travel and we encourage all our customers not to miss out on these. See you in Katowice on 10 June!”