Posted on: 25 March 2019 by Chloe Greenbank
Iceland’s Keflavik Airport is set to welcome a new link to Krakow in Poland courtesy of Wizz Air. The Hungarian low-fare carrier will begin its twice-weekly service to the Polish city from 16 September, using its fleet of 230-seat A321s.
Commenting on the new link Hlynur Sigurdsson, commercial director Isavia said: “Wizz Air launched its first route from Keflavik on 19 June 2015, a connection to Gdansk, and the news that the carrier has just announced its 10th route from the airport within four years shows the success story of the airline’s operation in Iceland.”
The new routes will see Wizz Air become the first non-Icelandic carrier to operate a double-digit route network from Keflavik, with Sigurdsson adding that “Poland continues to be a prospering market from Iceland. It is great that Wizz Air’s milestone announcement of its 10th route is to Poland’s second largest city, a brand-new destination for Keflavik.”
With the number of people from Poland visiting Iceland growing by 10.6% for the 12-month period ending 28 February 2019, the eastern European country is the sixth largest market for foreign visitors to Iceland. “The airline already serves Gdansk, Katowice, Warsaw Chopin and Wroclaw from Keflavik, and when Krakow services begin, the airline will be offering 14 weekly departures to Poland from Iceland,” continued Sigurdsson.
Along with its Polish routes, Wizz Air operates from Keflavik to Budapest, London Luton, Riga, Vienna and Vilnius.
The carrier is expected to offer over 333,000 two-way seats from Keflavik this upcoming summer season, representing a solid 14.1% increase in capacity versus the airline’s summer schedule for 2018 from the airport.