Wizz Air remains the largest low cost airline in Poland. In 2007 the airline carried 2.8 million passengers on its Polish routes, 33% more that in 2006. The Company currently holds 35% of the Polish LCC market and its leadership will further strengthen in the course of the summer.
On a press conference in Warszawa today the carrier said it was committed to a further growth in Poland and will achieve its goal through opening new routes and bases, increasing frequencies on existing routes and putting more aircraft into its Polish bases. As a matter of fact Wizz Air already committed 3 of its 6 brand new Airbus A320s to Katowice, Gdańsk and Poznań. The Company will have 12 aircraft operating in Poland in 2008. By basing an aircraft in Poznań, Wizz Air will be opening its newest (7th) base on 31 January. As far as the route development is concerned, Wizz Air has already announced 14 new routes to be started in the first half of 2008. More news will be announced shortly.
The capacity growth will result in a 40% increase in passenger numbers in 2008 versus 2007. Wizz Air plans to carry around 4 million passengers to and from Poland this year.