Wizz Air increases the number of flights from Glasgow with a new route to Katowice Airport in Poland
The new Wizz Air route to Katowice Airport (KTW) in Southern Poland brings the total number of connections to Poland from Glasgow up to three.
The first Wizz Air Glasgow-Katowice flight took place on September 29th 2014. The route is served twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays.
Wizz Air operates the following routes from Glasgow to Poland:
- Glasgow Airport – Warsaw-Chopin
- Glasgow Airport – Gdansk Airport
- Glasgow Airport – Katowice Airport
See also: Car rental in Glasgow Airport.
The Ford Fiesta is still amongst the best rental cars in the compact class – available from Glasgow Airport
Katowice Airport in steady growth
The largest airports in Poland are still Warsaw-Chopin, Krakow-Balice and Gdansk Airport, but Katowice Airport, also referred to as Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport is not lagging far behind Gdansk anymore with some 2,5 million passengers per year (in 2014).
Katowice Airport has seen a tremendous growth since it began its regular international operations in 1993. In year 2000, the number of passengers per year counted only 170.000.
The Upper Silesia airport caters for more than 25 airlines; out of which Enter Air, Ryanair and Wizz Air are the largest operators.
One of the busiest routes in Katowice Airport – KTW is the LOT Polish Airlines/Eurolot connection to Warsaw-Chopin Airport in the Polish capital.
Katowice and its surrounding area is the industrial center of Upper Silesia in the Southern part of Poland.The historically important coal and steel works are still in operation and, additionally, Katowice has become an important service center with office towers popping up everywhere.
The road network around Katowice has been improved in recent years, which makes travelling by car much more time effective in the southern part of Poland.
Cheap car rental (compact class) in Katowice Airport – Toyota Auris is a popular hire car in Poland
For comparing prices on rental cars, please see more about Katowice Airport car hire.
Flights to Katowice
From The British Isles, the following connections to Katowice Airport are available (per late 2014):
- Ryanair to Poland - from Birmingham Airport to Katowice Airport
- Ryanair to Poland - from London-Stansted to Katowice Airport
- Ryanair to Poland – from Dublin Airport to Katowice Airport
- Wizz Air from Belfast to Katowice (starts March 2015)
- Wizz Air from Doncaster/Sheffield Airport to Katowice
- Wizz Air from Glasgow International to Katowice
- Wizz Air from London-Luton to Katowice
In Katowice Airport, rental car services are available from the following companies: GT Cars (often very cheap car rental), Hertz Car Rental Poland, Dollar-Thrifty, Europcar, Avis Rent-A-Car, Panek, Express Rent-A-Car, Rentis Poland, Budget, Enterprise and Autocash.
Competition is strong amongst the many suppliers of foreign and domestic origin. Often campaigns are on for free additional driver, free GPS, etc.