Posted on: 01 April 2015 by Ross McSweeny
On 14 September, Wizz Air will open its 21st base in Lublin, Poland, with one new Airbus A320, introducing new routes to Brussels Charleroi, Doncaster Sheffield and Glasgow up to three times weekly.
Frequencies on Wizz Air’s existing Lublin service to London Luton will also increase from five to seven weekly flights from 15 September, whilst from 21 December its Lublin–Oslo Torp route will be increased from three to four flights per week.
The carrier says the new aircraft based at Lublin will increase annual seat capacity from the airport by 115% as well as stimulating the local job market in aviation and tourism sectors, as consumers will have access to more low cost routes.
Separately, the airline has announced a new route from Wroclaw to Stokholm Skavsta and the conversion of its Poznan–Milan Bergamo route to a year-round service, both effective from 15 September 2015.
“The first Wizz flight took off from Poland in 2004 and over the past 11 years, we have earned the trust and loyalty of our Polish customers. Developing and adding regional airports to our network, we have constantly expanded our operations in Poland and today’s announcement once again underlines our commitment to the country,” explained György Abrán, CCO of Wizz Air. “We put Lublin on the map of aviation in 2012 and it will now become the 6th Polish airport where we establish base operations.”