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  • Type: Low Cost
  • IATA: W6


Wizz Air Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable airline and the largest airline in Gdansk, is pleased to announce the addition of its 8th based aircraft to Gdańsk in April 2024. This strategic move not only reaffirms Wizz Air’s market-leading position in the region but also emphasizes its unwavering commitment to growth and excellence in Poland. The expansion is a testament to the close working relationship between Wizz Air and Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport, which has been essential in fostering the airline's continuous growth.

Wizz Air started operations in Gdańsk in August 2004 and carried over 25 million passengers during 19 years of successful operations. The 8th aircraft that will join the Gdańsk base in April 2024, will provide over 500,000 additional seats to the Polish market offering more travel alternatives when booking flights with Wizz Air. With the addition of the new Airbus A321 aircraft Wizz Air will also launch 2 new routes from Gdansk to Valencia in Spain and Rome Fiumicino in Italy and increase weekly frequencies on 12 existing routes from Gdańsk thus, offering more low fare travel options to its customers.

Wizz Air has been continuously developing its presence in Poland, having carried almost 100 million passengers from Poland in the past 19 years. The airline has 5 bases in the country: Warsaw, Gdansk, Katowice, Krakow and Wroclaw, operates to 13 Polish airports and employs over 1,300 colleagues within Poland, while further creating over 8,300 indirect local jobs in related industries. In 2023 Wizz Air offers over 11 million seats on sale to and from Poland, bringing truly affordable travel opportunities to passengers, contributing to the local economy and stimulating tourism.

Speaking at a press conference in Gdansk today Wizz Air’s Group CEO József Váradi commented: "Today’s announcement underlines our commitment to Poland and the Pomeranian region. Adding the eighth aircraft to Gdansk will further strengthen our market leading position while stimulating economy and creating more jobs with Wizz Air and in the adjacent industries. We remain dedicated to offer passengers a wide range of routes, which are designed to meet the diverse needs of travellers, offering them access to both exciting and exotic destinations."

Following the announcement, Wizz Air offers 36 low-fare routes from Gdańsk to 17 countries in Europe, including the recently launched leisure routes to Tirana, Copenhagen, Alicante, and long-awaited Tenerife.