Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable airline globally* is proud to announce a remarkable achievement: WIZZ has officially carried 100 million passengers in Poland. This significant milestone underscores Wizz Air's commitment to providing affordable and accessible travel options for Polish passengers.
Wizz Air began operations in Poland in May 2004 with its first flight from Katowice Airport to London Luton. This marked the start of Wizz Air's commitment to providing reasonable travel options for the Polish market. During the almost 20 years of operations the airline expanded greatly its route network and established 5 operational bases in the country including Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Warsaw, and Wrocław offering connection to multiple destinations across Europe and beyond. Currently Wizz Air operates from 12 Polish airports and offers over 170 routes to 27 countries.
Through the years, Wizz Air has played a crucial role in connecting Poland with various destinations in Europe and beyond, offering passengers convenient and cost-effective travel solutions. The 100 million passenger mark is a testament to the airline's recognition and the trust placed in its services by Polish travellers.
Wizz Air continuously modernizes its fleet with new and fuel-efficient aircraft, enhancing operational efficiency and environmental sustainability. The airline has experienced significant passenger growth in Poland, reaching historical milestone and celebrating 100 million passengers, a testament to ULCC popularity and success in the Polish market.
Wizz Air has also actively engaged with the local communities in Poland, participating in events, supporting charitable initiatives, and contributing to the development of the aviation infrastructure. The airline’s history in Poland also reflects its dedication to creating thousands of jobs directly with the airline and over 75,000 jobs in the associated industries while contributing to the growth of the aviation industry and Poland’s economy.
Sasha Vislaus, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said "I am humbled to express sincere gratitude to all passengers, employees, and partners who have contributed to this remarkable journey. I am more than proud that it is in Katowice that we celebrate our historic milestone of carrying 100 million passengers in Poland. It was here, at Katowice Airport, that Wizz Air's adventure began and has been successful for almost 20 years. The airline remains dedicated to providing reliable, low-cost travel options and looks forward to continuing its growth and service in Poland. Today you are all our 100 millionth passengers! Our dedicated crew is looking forward to welcoming several more millions of Polish passengers on board of our state of art modern Airbus aircraft”
To emphasize the commemoration of such an important event for Wizz Air, the lucky 100 millionth passengers were all travelers flying today, December 4, 2023 from Katowice Airport to Barcelona in Spain. Before departure, a special cake awaited the passengers, they also had the opportunity to sign a board prepared for this event and take a commemorative photo. Each passenger on the Katowice-Barcelona flight received a special gift: PLN 100 voucher from Wizz Air to be used for booking new adventures with the airline.
We were happy to receive the information that it was at Katowice Airport that the Wizz Air airline served its 100 millionth passenger since the launch of flights from Poland almost 20 years ago. This number included over 25 million people traveling through Wizz Air's Katowice base. For almost two decades, Katowice Airport and Wizz Air have had a good business relationship. I believe that in the near future Wizz Air will further expand its operations at our airport. On the occasion of 100 million passengers in Poland, I would like to wish all Wizz Air employees, who have been an important part of the Polish aviation community for almost 20 years, all the best," says Artur Tomasik, CEO at Katowice
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*According to CAPA - Centre for Aviation Awards for Excellence 2022