Wizzair expands operations at Warsaw Chopin Airport in 2014 - Wizzair’s new routes in Warsaw, Poland
Wizzair, the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe is reinforcing its presence in Poland by moving a Boeing A320 to the country’s main airport, Warsaw-Chopin.
The new addition to the fleet of three Warsaw-based aircrafts will allow introducing new routes and increasing the frequency of the already existing ones in the summer 2014.
Starting from 21 June 2014, Wizzair will offer weekly flights from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to two exciting destinations in Greece: Corfu (CFU) and Heraklion Airport (HER) on Crete.
Additionally, the airline plans increasing the frequency of the most popular routes in Warsaw, amongst them: Barcelona, Eindhoven, Gothenburg, Kutaisi, London-Luton, Malmo, Milan-Bergamo, Rome Fiumicino, Stockholm and Tel Aviv.
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Wizzair’s expansion plans for Warsaw Chopin reflect the airport’s growing popularity in Poland.
Despite the decline in the number of domestic and charter flights, Warsaw-Chopin Airport registered in 2013 a significant growth of overall volume of traffic with the record 1165000 of passengers during August, a 27% increase compared to the previous year (2012).
Those numbers are largely due to the fact that the second airport of the Polish capital, the low-cost Modlin Airport remained inoperational during most of 2013.
The long-awaited airport for low-cost airlines, Warsaw-Modlin (WMI) was inaugurated in June 2012 and had struggled ever since with a number of technical problems. In December 2012, the airport was closed for the runway repair forcing its two resident airlines, Wizzair and Ryanair, to move to Warsaw-Chopin.
While Ryanair has returned to Modlin, after the airport reopening in September 2013, Wizzair made itself at home at Warsaw’s main airport.
Launching new routes and increasing the frequency of already existing Wizzair flights at Warsaw-Chopin have proved the airline’s interest in Warsaw as one of key markets in Central Europe. According to Wizzair’s CEO, Josef Varadi, amongst many strategic moves the carrier has in stock for Warsaw-Okecie is an online holiday package service targeting Poland.
Warsaw-Chopin Airport is situated approx. 6 miles south-west of Warsaw city centre. The distance from Warsaw to Modlin Airport (north of Warsaw) is around 25 miles.