Wizz Air launches new low-fare services from Birmingham to Krakow

European low-cost carrier airline, Wizz Air, has said that it has expanded its low-fare UK network with the launch of a new service from Birmingham to Krakow.

Starting 17 September 2019, the new flights from Birmingham to Krakow will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with fares starting from £17.99. Following the introduction of a new Krakow base in September 2018, Wizz Air’s Birmingham service will be the third route to operate from the UK to one of Poland’s oldest cities.

Owain Jones, Managing Director, Wizz Air UK, said: ‘Our aim at Wizz Air is to create the opportunity for UK travellers to enjoy low airfares to exciting destinations, coupled with a great travel experience. I am sure that our customers will love exploring all that the unique Polish cities of Gdansk and Krakow have to offer.

‘Our base in Krakow has gone from strength to strength since opening in September, providing passengers with the chance to travel to one of Europe’s most fascinating cities, steeped in culture and history with a vibrant culinary scene. Our friendly cabin crew look forward to welcoming travellers onboard one of the youngest and most efficient aircraft fleets in Europe very soon.’

Tom Screen, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport, said: ‘Welcoming a new route to the airport is always exciting. Krakow in particular, is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination for its scenic architecture, as well as its history. To be able to serve this route, adding to the existing Wizz Air network at Birmingham is great.

‘Wizz Air now operate six routes from Birmingham Airport with destinations including Budapest, Bucharest, Wroclaw, Cluj and Warsaw.’

Tickets for the new routes can already be booked online at wizzair.com, or by using the Wizz Air app, available for Android and iOS users. With this new route, Wizz Air now offers 96 routes to 27 countries from nine UK airports.

Krakow soars in popularity for stag do’s

Demand for Krakow stag weekend packages has soared in recent months as football fans from across the UK look to tie their stag weekends to the forthcoming Euro 2012 tournament, with the England and Dutch teams confirmed to be using the city as a base during the games.

Managing Director of the Stag Company Rob Hill explained that whilst Krakow has always been one of the organisation’s most popular destinations, the demand in light of the summer tournament has been unprecedented.

“The majority of our customers love football and even those who don’t are keen to experience the same kind of ambience that was in evidence at the 2006 World Cup, with outdoor beer tents and sausage vendors and a great atmosphere all around. People are getting excited about the concept of a Krakow stag do in the summer,” he states.

The Brighton based organisation promotes sporting activities in and around the Polish city perhaps more so than other locations on offer, with white water rafting and clay pigeon shooting on offer. Hill senses that this mix has appealed further to those seeking an active Krakow stag weekend to tie in with the Euros.

“Absolutely. Our groups have expressed an interest in going white water rafting or paint-balling in the morning and then relaxing back in the city with some beers and watching the football on big screens in the afternoon. Then at night they are able to go to a casino, nightclub or on one of our guided bar crawls.”

The Stag Company are also actively promoting trips to another Polish city, Wroclaw, in the run up to June and are seeking to add 5-a-side football matches as an activity in these locations. They currently do so in a number of European destinations, including Barcelona and Prague.

The Stag Company offer custom-made stag weekends in approximately 80 locations across the UK and Europe and was founded in 2003. They are based in Brighton, Sussex.