Posted on: 01 February 2012 by Ross McSweeny
Wizz Air is to move its entire Warsaw-based operations to the soon-to-open Warsaw Modlin Airport on 18 July 2012.
Wizz Air says it took the decision to move its Warsaw network and operational base from Chopin Airport to Warsaw Modlin in order to reduce fares on the market. Warsaw Modlin Airport is situated north of the capital, about a 40 minute drive from the city centre. The new airport will operate on a 24/7 basis and will allow Wizz Air to fly its schedule more efficiently without the operational constraints that exist in the main airport. Most importantly, says Wizz Air, costs associated with Warsaw Modlin Airport operations will be significantly lower, enabling the airline to slash fares for the travelling public.
Customers who have already booked flights scheduled to depart from Warsaw Chopin Airport on or after 18 July will be contacted directly about the change.
“Wizz Air is pleased to reduce fares for passengers flying to/from Warsaw Modlin Airport. We are confident that customers will welcome the cost-savings we can now provide and follow us in our move,” said John Stephenson, executive vice-president, Wizz Air.
“For all Warsaw Modlin Airport employees, this is a special day,” remarked Piotr Okienczy, president of the Board Warsaw Modlin Airport. “Today, we finally have the sense that our airport is coming alive and our efforts over the years are bringing results. Wizz Air is a respected and well-known brand amongst passengers. Its decision to move operations to Warsaw Modlin Airport gives us the opportunity to become an important hub serving the Warsaw region. At the same time, this raises expectations about Warsaw Modlin Airport and we need to meet that challenge. We are prepared to meet Wizz Air’s expectations as well as those of their passengers. We are convinced that together we will achieve success.”