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WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES FLIGHTS TO LITHUANIA

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Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced it is to introduce direct flights between Glasgow and the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius.

It will be the first time Vilnius has been served as a destination from Glasgow Airport and Wizz Air will operate a year round, twice weekly service starting on 16th September 2015.

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Vilnius is the second biggest city of the Baltic states and is renowned for being home to one of the largest surviving medieval quarters in Europe. Its Old Town contains almost two thousand medieval, gothic, renaissance, and baroque buildings, and it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1994.

Wizz Air first moved to Glasgow Airport in March 2013 and the addition of Vilnius brings the total number of destinations it serves from Glasgow to seven. It currently operates services to the Polish cities of Warsaw, Poznan, Katowice and Gdansk. On 1st April 2015, Wizz Air announced it will add direct flights to the Hungarian capital of Budapest and the Polish city of Lublin.

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WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM GLASGOW TO BUDAPEST AND POLISH CITY OF LUBLIN

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Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced it is to introduce direct flights between Glasgow and the Hungarian capital of Budapest. It will also add flights to the Polish city of Lublin.

It will be the first time Budapest has been served as a destination from Glasgow Airport and Wizz Air will operate a year round, twice weekly service starting on 13 June 2015. The airline will operate a twice weekly service to Lublin in eastern Poland with flights starting on 16 September 2015.

Budapest, which is one of the largest cities in Central Europe, straddles the Danube River and is renowned for its architecture, rich history and culture. Wizz Air chose to add direct flights between the two cities following a poll carried out in the Hungarian media, with the majority of participants placing Glasgow at the top of their wish list.

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Wizz Air first moved to Glasgow Airport in March 2013 and the addition of Budapest brings the total number of destinations it serves from Glasgow to six. It currently operates services to the Polish cities of Warsaw, Poznan, Katowice and Gdansk.

 

Paul White, business development manager at Glasgow Airport, said: “This is fantastic news for the airport. We are continually working to expand our route network and not only will Wizz Air’s new routes further strengthen our connectivity with Europe’s major cities, it has huge potential to generate significant in-bound tourism for Glasgow.

 

“It is important for Glasgow to have regular, direct links with European markets. Budapest is one of Europe’s most popular city-break destinations and will be a big draw for leisure travellers.”

 

Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “Wizz Air’s new routes are a real boost for Glasgow. The fact that the people of Budapest voted for a Glasgow service strongly reflects the popularity of our city. It is a positive and welcome step from Wizz Air, which provides the perfect opportunity to strengthen cultural and business links between both cities and presents us with even greater scope to grow in-bound tourism.”

 

“Glasgow is constantly striving to improve its air links and connect the city to more European destinations and the wider global marketplace. We’re looking forward to working with Wizz Air to ensure the success of these routes.”

 

The next three months will see the launch of a further 13 new routes from Glasgow Airport including direct flights to Las Vegas, Munich, Prague and Bordeaux. On 30 May 2015, Canadian airline WestJet will launch daily, direct flights between Glasgow and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Wizz Air announces two new Polish destinations from Glasgow

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WIZZ AIR LAUNCHES NEW ROUTES IN POLAND

6 NEW ROUTES FROM 5 POLISH AIRPORTS

 

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe*, today announced further enhancements to its low fare route network from Poland, with 6 new routes from 5 different airports. Flights to Glasgow from Katowice and Poznan will start on 26 October and 28 October respectively, from 27 October Warsaw will have a service to Bergen and Szczecin will be linked to London Luton, while two new destinations in the Netherlands will be added: flights to Groningen from Gdansk and flights to Maastricht from Katowice will start on 28 October.

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Groningen, the 97th Wizz Air destination, is the largest city in the North of the Netherlands and known as the “Capital city for bicycling”. Maastricht, Wizz Air’s 98th destination, is located in the South of the Netherlands and is the birthplace of the European Union and the Euro currency. While it’s one of the oldest Dutch cities, it also has one of the youngest populations with students from all over Europe creating an international and vibrant lifestyle. The new services to the Netherlands, Norway and the UK complement what is already a great choice of low fare routes for Polish consumers.

With these 6 new services Wizz Air is now offering a total of 90 routes to 17 countries from Poland. While the airline increased its offer from Warsaw’s centrally located Chopin Airport by over 20% year on year this summer season, these new flights demonstrate Wizz Air’s commitment to increasing further the choice of low fare flights, growing tourism and supporting employment in the Polish regions. Tickets on Wizz Air’s newest Polish routes are already on sale and can be booked at wizzair.com.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST POLISH ROUTES:

New Route Days Starting date Fares from**
Katowice – Glasgow Wed; Sun 26 Oct PLN119
Szczecin – London Luton Mon; Wed, Fri 27 Oct PLN119
Warsaw – Bergen Mon; Fri 27 Oct PLN119
Gdansk – Groningen Tue; Sat 28 Oct PLN79
Katowice – Maastricht Tue; Sat 28 Oct PLN79
Poznan – Glasgow Tue; Sat 28 Oct PLN119

 

Wizz Air’s Daniel de Carvalho said: “We are thrilled today to announce 6 new routes from some of Poland’s largest cities. Passengers can now access Bergen in Norway conveniently from Warsaw Chopin airport on our very low fares while customers from Gdansk, Katowice, Poznan and Szczecin can also enjoy a larger choice of exciting Wizz Air destinations. We look forward to attracting more visitors to the Polish regions on our new services, which will support employment in the tourism and hospitality sectors. The launch of these new services is truly good news and our Polish speaking crew look forward to welcoming many passengers on board!”

Francois Bourienne, Glasgow Airport’s commercial director, said: “Wizz Air has been a successful addition to our airline roster, providing connectivity to key Polish destinations and growing its passenger traffic every month since its arrival here in March 2013. The decision by Wizz Air to launch new services to Katowice and Poznan later this year is great news for travellers in both countries, with Katowice in particular set to be popular with Scots travelling to nearby sites of cultural and historical significance such as Krakow and Auschwitz. Today’s announcement by Wizz means Glasgow Airport will soon be serving more Polish cities than any other Scottish airport.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]