Wizz Air announces four new routes to European destinations from Edinburgh

Wizz Air, a low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, has said that it will begin operations at Edinburgh Airport with the launch of four routes to popular European city break destinations.

Starting November, Wizz Air will connect Edinburgh with the Polish cities of Warsaw and Gdansk, Budapest in Hungary, and Bucharest in Romania. These new services will see an increase in capacity of 250,000 seats on Wizz Air’s Scottish routes in 2020.

Effective from November 1, 2019, Wizzair’s new Edinburgh – Warsaw service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with fares from £16.99; Edinburgh – Gdansk route will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from November 2, 2019 with fares from £16.99; the Edinburgh – Budapest service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays starting November 2, 2019 with fares starting from £21.99; while the new Edinburgh – Bucharest will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays also starting November 2, 2019 with fares from £29.99. The fares are all one way including all taxes and non-optional charges and tickets are available for booking at wizzair.com.

Owain Jones, Managing Director, Wizz Air UK, said: ‘We’re delighted to announce even more opportunities for our Scottish customers to experience Wizz Air’s low-fares on new routes connecting Edinburgh with some of Central and Eastern Europe’s most dynamic cities, flying on-board one of Europe’s youngest, most efficient aircraft fleets. Offering unique cultural, architectural, gastronomic and nightlife experiences, our customers travelling to Budapest, Bucharest, Gdansk and Warsaw will also enjoy fantastic value-for-money – making pounds stretch further. The WIZZ team looks forward to welcoming customers old and new on-board our ultra-efficient fleet of Airbus aircraft very soon.’

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: ‘We are delighted to be welcoming Wizz Air to Edinburgh and adding four new routes to the destinations map at Scotland’s busiest airport. We know there is a large Polish diaspora within our neighbouring communities in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, but we also know people in Scotland have a thirst for travel so having Wizz onboard at Edinburgh is very exciting for us.

Offering choice to our passengers is what we aim to do as it is that choice which enriches our knowledge of other countries and cultures while also taking Scotland to the world. Tourism plays such a crucial part in Scotland’s economy and it’s important that we look to broaden our horizons in the most sustainable way possible and demonstrate the fantastic offering that our country has.’

Wizz Air now operates seven routes from Scotland to some of the most sought after destinations in Eastern Europe. This includes services between Aberdeen and Gdansk, and Glasgow to Budapest and Katowice, as well as the new Edinburgh routes. With the latest four routes Wizz Air now has 360 thousand seats on sale on its Scottish routes, the airline said in a release.

Wizz Air launches direct flights from Aberdeen to Warsaw

Wizz Air, one of the leading European low-fares airlines, has launched direct flights from Aberdeen International Airport to the Polish capital of Warsaw on May 13, 2016, the airport said in a release.

This is the first time that Aberdeen International Airport is offering a route to Warsaw, Poland’s cultural capital and a hotspot for tourists. Wizz Air will operate the year round, twice weekly service on Monday and Fridays. Seats on the new routes are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com.

Lynn Harwood, route development manager at Aberdeen Airport, said: ‘Wizz Air is an ambitious and rapidly growing airline and the addition of Warsaw is fantastic news for the airport and the city. We are continually working to expand our route network and not only will Wizz Air’s new routes strengthen our connectivity with Europe’s major cities, it has huge potential to generate significant in-bound tourism for Aberdeen.’

Tamara Mshvenieradze, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: ‘We are thrilled to be celebrating the launch of our Warsaw route from Aberdeen Airport. Aberdeen, one of our nine UK airports, is now connected with two WIZZ destinations in Poland: Gdansk located on the beautiful Baltic sea coast and the Polish capital Warsaw. Our professional crew is looking forward to welcoming many UK passengers with a WIZZ smile on board of our new Airbus fleet and we look forward to a fruitful partnership with Aberdeen Airport.’

Wizz Air first arrived at Aberdeen International Airport last year when it launched a twice weekly service to Gdansk in June – a very popular route today. With the expansion at Aberdeen, the airline now offers a total of 420 routes to 39 countries.

Aberdeen Airport earlier this year announced a total of £20 million investment at the airport, which will result in a 50 percent increase in the size of the terminal building and a complete transformation of current passenger facilities. The first phase of the three year project is scheduled to begin in May, 2016.

The planned investment includes the creation of two new passenger lounges, a new security search area, an expanded baggage reclaim area, new immigration facilities and new retail and catering facilities within the main departures lounge, the airport said earlier.

Emirates Announces New Service to Warsaw from February

UAE-based airline company, Emirates Airline, has announced that its inaugural service to Poland will be commencing from February 6, 2013.

Emirates has launched its service to Poland with a trade preview of the airline’s main A380 aircraft, with a reproduction of a First Class Private Suite on display.

The airline will be offering a daily service to Warsaw in Poland, from Dubai in the UAE, with a 237-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

Richard Jewsbury, the airline senior vice president of commercial operations for Europe and Russian Federation, said, ‘Warsaw will be the first new route for Emirates in 2013 and our preparations for launch are currently in full swing. With less than a month to go we are ramping up our activities on the ground in Warsaw and around our global network, in order to increase tourism flows in both directions.

Poland continues to see significant economic growth and our new flights, connecting Poland with our destinations in the Far East, Africa, Middle East and Australasia, will play a pivotal role in further boosting the city’s projected fiscal growth’

The airline is also offering Emirates SkyCargo services, which will be carrying 238 tonnes of belly-hold capacity per week, to aid the increasing trade ties with Poland from the other destinations in the airline’s network.

The airline has recently launched a second daily flight to Dubai Airport from Glasgow Airport with a 364-seat Boeing 777 aircraft. The new service commenced from January 1, 2013. The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft replaces the earlier Airbus A340-300 used on the same route. The new aircraft has added around 650 seats every week, as well as an extra 70 tonnes of cargo capacity.

Ryanair Adds Liverpool to Warsaw Flights

Ryanair, the Ireland-based low cost airline, has announced a new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, in Liverpool, England, to Warsaw, in Poland.

The new route will be launched in October 2012, with the initial three times-weekly flights service commencing from October 28.

The airline will be landing at a newly converted military base in Poland, Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport, about 35km from the city. The new airport has been converted to cater for visitors to the country for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championships, hosted by Poland and Ukraine, and is scheduled to open for business on July 16, 2012. Currently the route between Liverpool and Warsaw is served by Hungary based airline, Wizzair; and LOT Airline from Poland.

Introductory fares for the new route commence at £20.99 per person, one way.

Previously, Ryanair announced eight new routes from Warsaw to Brussels (Belgium), Budapest (Hungary), Dublin (Ireland), London (England), Milan (Italy), Oslo (Norway), Rome (Italy) and Stockholm (Sweden). The new routes commence from July 2012.

Recently the airline also entered into an agreement with isango, a UK-based travel company, to offer low cost tours and travel to passengers. Ryanair passengers may book discounted tours and attraction tickets online, or on flights, with the help of the isango platform.

The company head of communications, Stephen McNamara, said, ‘Ryanair delivers Europe’s lowest fares and passengers can continue to save by snapping up great value discounted tours and attraction tickets online or on-board Ryanair flights. Ryanair is delighted to partner with isango! to ensure that passengers can enjoy tours and attractions and save time and money by bagging yet another bargain with Ryanair and isango!’