Poland car hire Modlin Airport - Ryanair returns to Warsaw Modlin Airport in late September 2013
As of late September, Ryanair’s passengers travelling to Warsaw can book their car hire in Warsaw-Modlin Airport (WMI) again. The Irish budget carrier announced its return to Modlin Airport (WMI) by Sept 30, 2013.
Rynair had transferred all of its operations to the main airport of the Polish capital, Warsaw-Chopin (WAW), in December 2012, after Modlin Airport had been closed for safety reasons - due to cracking surface of the asphalt runway.
Since the completion of the runway repair was postponed several times, in July 2013, Ryanair declared it would remain at Warsaw-Chopin throughout the whole summer season for tourism, until October 26. However, the satisfying results of repair works in Modlin and the positive opinion of the Polish aviation authorities speeded up the airline’s come back of to Modlin.
Low-cost flights to Warsaw - Ryanair’s routes at Modlin Airport in 2014
Ryanair returns to Modlin Airport confident, adding two new routes to the existing schedule.
As of summer 2014 Ryanair’s new routes from Modlin Airport will be available to Alicante (Spain) and Thessaloniki (Greece).
Additionally, the airline will increase the frequency of 8 of its most popular routes: Barcelona, Bologna, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Milan-Bergamo, Oslo-Rygge, Paris-Beauvais and Rome-Ciampino.
Ryanair’s flights to resume at Modlin Airport by September 30 are:
Barcelona, Bari, Bologna, Bristol, Brussels-Charleroi, Budapest, Chania (seasonal), Cork, Dublin, Nottingham/East Midlands, Eindhoven, Hahn, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Manchester, Marseille, Milan-Bergamo, Oslo-Rygge, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Beauvais, Pisa, Prestwick, Rome-Ciampino, Stockholm-Skavsta, Trapani, Weeze.
Routes to Alicante and Thessaloniki from Modlin begin in the summer 2014.
Wizzair remains in Warsaw-Chopin Airport
Wizzair, another low-cost carrier operating at Modlin in the early days of the airport, had taken the decision to move all of its flights to Warsaw-Chopin even before Modlin Airport was closed.
The reason for that was the airline’s discontentment with the lack of Instrument Landing System (ILS) allowing landing in difficult weather conditions, which caused major disruption in Wizzair’s operations in Modlin.
In the summer 2013, Wizzair expressed the intention of remaining at Warsaw-Chopin airport permanently. In other words Wizzair is not planning to return to the reopened low cost Warsaw Modlin Airport.
Modlin Airport car hire companies
Car hire at Modlin Airport is available from a range of well known companies, such as Avis Rent-A-Car, Sixt Car Rental Poland, Europcar Modlin, as well as from local, Polish car rental providers, amongst them Panek Wypozyczalnia Samochodow and Express Rent-A-Car.