Wizz Air advances growth from Krakow with first based aircraft

Wizz Air Katowice to Fuerteventura 

Wizz Air Fuerteventura

Katowice Airport baked this beach-themed cake to celebrate Wizz Air’s inaugural flight to Fuerteventura on 25 April. The carrier will offer a weekly (Thursdays) service on the airport pair. Direct competition comes from Smartwings Poland. According to OAG schedules, Katowice is the only airport in Poland with a direct link to Fuerteventura.

Wizz Air Turku

One of the six routes launched by Wizz Air from its new base at Krakow was Turku in Finland. Pictured at the inaugural flight press conference is Antti Kirkkola, Liaison Manager of the City of Turku.

Wizz Air Doncaster Sheffield

Doncaster Sheffield benefited from Wizz Air’s base opening at Krakow, with it seeing a new three times weekly being inaugurated on 3 May. Pictured with the crew celebrating the route launch is John Huddleston, Communications & Corporate Affairs Manager, Peel Airports. This is Wizz Air’s 12th route to Doncaster Sheffield.

  • Wizz Air launched operations between Katowice (KTW) and Fuerteventura (FUE) on 25 April, a service it will operate weekly (Thursdays) using A320s, with this being the only new route launched by the ULCC over the past two weeks which involves the smallest aircraft in its fleet. The other seven routes inaugurated between 23 April and 3 May are flown using A321s. Launched on 25 April, the 3,684 kilometre-sector distance will be flown using an A320. The largest number of routes opened by the carrier was from its new base at Krakow where it stationed the first of three A321s on 1 May. Its initial routes, joining recently launched flights from London Luton and Kiev Zhuliany, were to Nice (NCE), Turku (TKU), Bari (BRI), Billund (BLL), Catania (CTA) and Doncaster Sheffield (DSA). More details about the new routes are shown in the following table. 
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
23-Apr Bucharest (OTP) Santander (SDR) A321 (2)  
25-Apr Katowice (KTW) Fuerteventura (FUE) A320 (1) Smartwings Poland (1)

Krakow (KRK)

Nice (NCE) A321 (2)  
02-May Turku (TKU)  
03-May Bari (BRI) A321 (3) Ryanair (3)
Billund (BLL) A321 (2)  
Catania (CTA) Ryanair (2)
Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) A321 (3)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 7 May. WF = Weekly frequencies.


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