Wizz Air adds Bristol Airport to its network, to commence Katowice service in June 2015

Wizz Air, the budget airline specialising in Central and Eastern Europe, has launched services from Bristol Airport, announcing that will operate a twice-weekly service to Katowice, Poland from June 26, 2015, Bristol Airport said in a release.

With the addition of Bristol, Wizz Air will have 106 airports in its route network. Flights will operate every Monday and Friday. Besides offering city break destinations for visitors from the UK, the Wizz Air service will provide a convenient link for Poles from the region living and working in the South West.

Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Wizz Air to the South West of the UK. The Katowice service will be a popular addition to the route network available from Bristol Airport, further strengthening links with Poland.’

Wizz Air’s Daniel d Carvalho said: ‘With six UK airports, the Wizz low cost offer is a great opportunity for UK consumers explore Central and Eastern Europe and we look forward to carrying many passengers on our new Bristol-Katowice service.’

The principal city of the Upper Silesian region of Poland, Katowice is a centre for science and industry, as well as home to a diverse mix of architectural styles with Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings alongside Modernist structures from the Communist era, and a neo-Classical cathedral that is the largest in Poland.

Tickets are now on sale from £25.99 one way. Flights will be operated by a 180-seat Airbus A320.

Separately, Bristol Airport said that it is looking for a busy time during the Christmas and New Year period, with over 200,000 passengers expected to pass through the terminal over the course of the holiday starting December 19 until January 3.

While the airport is hoping to offer its customers a stress-free start to the festive period, it has advised departing passengers to allow ample time to complete check-in, bag drop, security and boarding processes, as well as taking holiday traffic into account when planning the journey to the Airport.