Third aircraft and new routes for Wizz Air in Gdansk
Wizz Air has announced today that it will expand its base in Gdansk by adding a third aircraft and consequently launching new routes and increasing frequencies on some existing services.
The new Airbus A320 will arrive directly from the manufacturer’s factory in Toulouse and will start operations on 17 December. It will enable the airline to launch new flights to Milan Bergamo and Eindhoven twice and thrice a week respectively. Furthermore, Wizz Air would increase frequencies on six of its 14 existing services from the airport.
The frequency increases are to Dortmund, 9 flights/week from daily; Hamburg Lübeck, 5 flights/week from 4; Glasgow Prestwick, 4 flights/week 3: London Luton, double daily from 12 a week; Oslo Torp, 5 flights/week from 4; and Stockholm Skavsta, daily from 5 a week.
‘We are very pleased that we are able to put more capacity into Gdansk. The base’s performance demonstrates that our proposition is right for the market and we see a significant potential yet to be tapped," remarked John Stephenson, executive vice-president of Wizz Air. "With placing a new aircraft we will be able to grow almost 50% in 2010 versus 2009."
Wizz Air launched its first flight from Gdansk in August 2004 and created a base there in March 2006 with one Airbus A320. The second aircraft was put into operation in July 2007. In the last five years the airline has carried almost 2.5 million passengers to and from Gdansk. Currently it flies to 14 destinations and employs 64 local crew. Wizz Air will start hiring cabin attendants and pilots shortly.