Paweł Sujka, Chairman of the City Council in Świnoujście, welcomed Mateusz Kokosiński, eurolot’s Commercial Director, as the Polish regional airline arrived from Krakow and Warsaw to Heringsdorf on the German border to Poland. The island of Usedom in the Baltic Sea is also a popular tourist destination.
Gesa Zaremba, Hamburg Airport’s Senior Manager Traffic Development, welcomed the eurolot crew on the inaugural flight from Krakow with a cake. This is the first time the southern Polish city is connected with the port city in northern Germany since Centralwings operated the route in 2008.
Rolf Hancock, Zurich Airport’s Manager Airline Affairs, presented a strawberry cake to eurolot’s chief captain Igor Augustyniak as the Polish airline’s Q400 arrived at the Swiss airport from Krakow. The cake was a replacement after the original chocolate cake was the victim of an emergency breaking accident.
- The Polish regional airline eurolot, which operates a mix of ATRs and Q400s, has launched four new routes from Polish airports to German-speaking countries. From Krakow (KRK) the airline started serving both Hamburg (HAM) and Zurich (ZRH) on 12 June with three weekly flights, while Heringsdorf (HDF), the airport on the island of Usedom, will be served twice-weekly during the summer, starting 15 June. eurolot is now also operating twice-weekly flights to Heringsdorf from Warsaw (WAW). The island of Usedom is split between Germany and Poland, and is a popular tourism destination thanks to its beaches and elegant seaside towns. Its location just on the border to Poland also means that Heringsdorf Airport serves the nearby Polish port city of Świnoujście.