Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the leading low cost carrier in CEE, officially opened today its newest Polish base in Krakow. This is the 25 base in the continuously growing WIZZ network. Wizz Air will allocate 3 Airbus A321 aircraft to Krakow in May, August and September 2019. WIZZ offers 18 low-fare new routes from Krakow to 15 countries. Tickets for these flights can already be booked now on wizzair.com or via the WIZZ mobile app, and their prices start from PLN 89*.
The three allocated aircraft will support the start of operations of new services from Krakow to the following popular destinations offering the possibility of truly memorable experiences: Bari, Billund, Birmingham, Catania, Doncaster, Eindhoven, Keflavík, Kharkiv, Kiev, Kutaisi, Larnaca, London, Nice, Oslo, Rome, Tel Aviv, Turin and Turku.
Krakow is the 5 Wizz Air base in Poland besides Warsaw, Katowice, and Gdansk and Wroclaw. As a part of the costant development, the airline is expanding its network in Poland. The base establishment at Krakow Airport represents a major investment exceeding USD 300 million** creating more than 120 new direct jobs with Wizz Air and over 550*** jobs in associated industries.
746,000 seats are on sale in 2019 for the airline’s routes from and to Krakow, bringing truly affordable travel opportunities to passengers, contributing to the local economy and stimulating tourism. The 11 million seats on 169 routes within WIZZ’s Polish network create new opportunities for passengers traveling to and from Poland while maintaining low fares and providing excellent on board travel experience.
During the opening celebration in Krakow, Stephen Jones, Executive Vice president and Deputy CEO at Wizz Air, said:
“We are delighted to celebrate the official opening of our new WIZZ base in Poland at Krakow Airport. This month marks an important milestone in our Polish operations. In addition to the opening of this new base we have started twelve new routes and are very excited about the further six to commence in August and September. The establishment of our local operations, its dynamic development, as well as today's event highlight our commitment to Poland, our very first market where we started our operations 15 years ago. By September over 120 employees will be flying our passengers from Krakow to 18 destinations in 15 countries while creating jobs for more than 550 people in associated industries. We are convinced that our Polish passengers will appreciate the convenient flight schedules, the easy online booking system and the wide range of tailor made travel possibilities Wizz Air offers. WIZZ’s mission has always been to make air travel affordable for more people than ever before and with that, we stimulate the aviation and tourism industries of the communities we serve.”
* One way including all taxes and non-optional charges
***ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year