Eurolot introduces new routes from Warsaw Airport in 2014
The Polish regional carrier Eurolot announced new routes in its 2014 schedule. The new additions to the network of rapidly growing airlines include services from Warsaw Airport to Stuttgart (Germany), Zagreb (Croatia), Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and Chisinau (Moldova).
Eurolot’s rapid growth in 2014
The new routes from Warsaw Chopin are just another step in Eurolot’s expansion in Europe. Along 2014, the airline had already introduced five new international destinations available from Polish airports, amongst them: Warsaw-Salzburg, Gdansk-Tatry (Czech Republic), Gdansk-Brussels, Wroclaw-Brussels and Krakow-Split.
Eurolot is also doing very well on Heringsdorf Airport (in north-eastern Germany, across the border from Poland) where it operates regular services to Bern, Zurich, Munich and Vienna.
The most recently launched Eurolot routes from Warsaw Airport will be available with the following frequency:
- Warsaw-Chopin (WAW) – Stuttgart (STR): 7 weekly flights, starting from 26 October
- Warsaw-Chopin (WAW) – Zagreb (ZAG): 7 weekly flights, starting from 26 October
- Warsaw-Chopin (WAW) – Chisinau (KIV): 4 weekly flights, starting from 26 October
- Warsaw-Chopin (WAW) – Cluj-Napoca (CLJ): 6 weekly flights, starting from 27 October
Eurolot, previously styled as EuroLOT, is a subsidiary of the Polish flag carrier LOT. The airline was established in 1996, with the initial purpose of redeveloping the network of regional flights in Poland and easing off LOT on some short-haul flights. With the acquisition of the majority shares (62.1%) by the Polish State Treasury, the airline changed the strategy and began building the brand’s own market.
In mid 2014 Eurolot served the total of 23 airports. Gdansk Airport was the airport with the highest number of Eurolot’s weekly flights, followed by Krakow and Wroclaw Airports. Poland’s major airport and home for Eurolot’s headquarters, Warsaw Airport, came in fourth place in the ranking of the airline’s busiest airports.
Amongst international airports served by Eurolot, Zurich was the busiest in terms of weekly departures.
Poland was still the majority market for Eurolot, accounting for 67% of all seats. With the new international routes added, however, international markets were growing quickly, especially in Switzerland and Croatia (being Balkans one of the strategic markets, as new services to Romania and Moldova prove).