Wizz to expand new Krakow base

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air is to station a third aircraft at its newest base in Krakow and launch six additional routes.

Central and Eastern European low-cost carrier Wizz Air is to expand its newest base in Krakow, adding a third aircraft and launching six new routes.

The airline will allocate the second Airbus A321 aircraft to its Krakow base on 1 August, one and a half months ahead of originally planned, while a third A321 aircraft will join the fleet in September 2019.

Wizz had already announced 12 new routes from Krakow, starting from April 2019. It will now add another six new routes to Turin, Rome-Fiumicino, Tel Aviv, Eindhoven, Birmingham and Keflavík.

“2019 is a year we are very much looking forward to as we are entering the Krakow market and rapidly developing our local presence and route network, as well as steadily expanding our Polish operations which now offers 169 low-cost routes to 28 countries,” said Stephen Jones, executive vice president and deputy chief executive.

Following the announcement, Wizz will offer 746,000 seats on its 18 routes from Krakow and 11 million seats on 169 services to and from Poland in 2019.

Wizz Air has five bases in Poland: Gdansk, Katowice, Krakow, Warsaw and Wroclaw.

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