New Ryanair bases in Poland - Ryanair routes at Warsaw Modlin Airport in 2014
Ryanair, the biggest low-cost carrier in Europe, in Poland since 2005, announced opening of two new Polish bases in winter 2014.
Warsaw Modlin Airport (WMI) and Gdansk Airport (GDN) are the chosen locations, adding up to the two already existing Polish bases in Wroclaw (WRO) and Krakow (KRK).
Ryanair new routes at Modlin Airport
The airline also added four new routes to Modlin Airport’s winter schedule. From October 2014 low-fare flights from Modlin will be available to Madrid, Shannon, Gdansk and Wroclaw.
Extending the network of flights from Modlin to Airport to Gdansk and Wroclaw is a part of Ryanair’s strategy to conquer the market of domestic flights in Poland, so far dominated by the flag carrier LOT.
Ryanair’s new flights will be available at the following frequency in winter 2014/2015:
- Modlin - Gdansk: 2 daily flights
- Modlin - Wroclaw: 2 daily flights
- Modlin - Shannon: 2 weekly flights
- Modlin - Madrid: 4 weekly flights
Ryanair base in Modlin
Setting a new base with one resident aircraft in Modlin comes along with Ryanair’s $90 million investment at the low-cost airport of Warsaw.
The Irish carrier was one of the first airlines to start operating at Warsaw-Modlin Airport after its inauguration in July 2012 - although the first scheduled passenger aircraft to land in Modlin was Wizzair’s.
By the end of 2012, only after a few moths of operations, Modlin Airport closed for over 6 months for runway repair works, causing significant loss to both of the airlines who were forced to move all their operations to Warsaw-Chopin Airport. After reopening in September 2013, only Ryanair returned to Modlin, becoming the airport’s main carrier.
The new additions to Modlin Airport route network is believe to increase the number of passengers served to 1.9 million per year and to sustain 1,900 on-site jobs.
Modlin Airport is located approx. 25 miles northwest of Warsaw city centre.