On 5 October Ryanair commenced flights between Glasgow Prestwick and Rzeszow in Poland. Seen celebrating the new route at the UK airport were Glasgow Prestwick’s HR Director Sonia Rafferty and Rzeszow Airport’s President Michał Tabisz. The Irish ULCC now offers 18 routes from this Scottish base.
MIchal Tabisz, President of Rzeszow Airport, was also on hand (along with a man in a typical Scottish outfit and a woman in a typical Polish outfit) at the Polish end of the new sector to welcome the first Ryanair passengers from Glasgow Prestwick, having clearly just flown in on the inaugural flight. The carrier will operate the route weekly (Thursdays) on its 737-800s.
- Ryanair added two new routes over the last seven days, beginning on 4 October with a 10 times weekly operation from Barcelona (BCN) to Venice Marco Polo (VCE). The 951-kilometre sector will face direct competition from Vueling, which operates a three times daily service between the two airports. On the following day, Europe’s biggest airline commenced its 18th route from Glasgow Prestwick (PIK) to Rzeszow (RZE) – its only Polish destination from the Scottish airport. The weekly (Thursdays) rotation will encounter no incumbent carriers either directly or indirectly from nearby Glasgow Airport – also another significant Ryanair operation. Both routes are flown by the ULCC’s ubiquitous 737-800 fleet. See how Rzeszow Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.