Posted on: 03 June 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Poland’s largest regional airline, Eurolot, has announced that it will begin new domestic flights from 1 July 2011 under its own operating code, K2.
Starting with connections from Gdansk (GDN) to Krakow (KRK) and Gda?sk to Wroc?aw (WRO), Eurolot aims to offer fast and comfortable travel between the busiest cities in north and south Poland, saving more than a few hours when travelling by train or car and also saving money on hotels and other expenses. These new connections will be operated with ATR 42s.
Until now Eurolot has been operating flights only for LOT Polish Airlines on domestic and international regional connections within the range of its ATR fleet. Now the carrier is offering its own direct connections operating under the K2 designator between the bigger cities in Poland avoiding transit in Warsaw (WAW).
"We believe that the Polish market is mature enough for such connections. We are starting with these two basic everyday connections but we are working on opening new ones," explained Mariusz D?browski, Eurolot CEO and president. "Ticket prices have been reduced and can be available for bigger number of people, for example the Eurolot fare is less than 195 PLN (€49) and includes free baggage allowance plus drink and snack on board."
Eurolot has a fleet of 12 ATR 72s and 42s and three Embraer 175s. The airline has plans to expand the fleet to accommodate the GDP growth as well as the EURO 2012 football tournament.