Lublin Airport will become Wizz Air’s 6th Polish base and 21st in all

On 1 April, Wizz Air and Lublin Airport (LUZ) held a joint press conference to announce the ULCC’s decision to make the airport its sixth Polish base, and 21st in all. Taking questions from the media were: Krzysztof Żuk, President of City of Lublin; Slawomir Sosnowski, Lublin Voivodeship Marshall; György Abrán, CCO at Wizz Air; Krzysztof Wojtowicz, President of the Management Board LUZ Airport; and Ireneusz Dylczyk, Commercial Director LUZ Airport. Afterwards there was a small gift exchange.

Wizz Air, which first introduced flights to Lublin Airport in Poland from London Luton and Oslo Torp in December 2012 (when Lublin Airport opened), on 1 April announced that the Polish airport would become its 21st base, and sixth in Poland. A single 180-seat A320 will be based there from mid-September, and three new routes (to Brussels Charleroi, Doncaster/Sheffield and Glasgow) will be launched. A sixth route, to Stockholm Skavsta is scheduled to start on 21 May. Apart from Wizz Air, Ryanair operates a couple of routes to Lublin (from London Stansted and Dublin), while Lufthansa began flights from its Frankfurt base last July, and will be operating thrice-weekly flights this summer with a mix of Airbus and Embraer jets.

Destination (code) Start date WF in April 2015 WF in October 2015
Brussels (CRL) 14 September 2015 2
Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) 15 September 2015 3
Glasgow (GLA) 16 September 2015 2
London (LTN) 18 December 2012 5 7
Oslo (TRF) 18 December 2012 3 4
Stockholm (NYO) 21 May 2015 3
Source: Wizz Air.  WF: Weekly Frequency.

Other airlines which have operated scheduled services from the airport in its brief history include eurolot and Carpatair. In addition there are also a growing number of seasonal charter services at the airport to destinations in Greece, Tunisia and Turkey.

Ninth largest Polish city finally got its airport in 2012

Located in the east of Poland, Lublin is Poland’s ninth largest city with an estimated urban population of around 350,000. It is closer to the Belarus and Ukraine borders than it is to Warsaw (which is about 170 kilometres to the north-west of Lublin). Until 2012, when the airport was built, it was Poland’s largest city without an airport. In both 2013 and 2014, Lublin Airport handled around 190,000 passengers. With these new Wizz Air services the airport will be expecting at least 300,000 passengers in 2016.

Wizz air cake

Wizz Air’s first flights from Lublin Airport in December 2012 (to London and Oslo) were celebrated with this impressive cake. Since then Wizz Air has been the dominant airline at the airport although Carpatair, eurolot, Lufthansa and Ryanair have all offered scheduled services at one time or other from the airport.


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