WIZZ AIR announces 10th route from South Yorkshire

Doncaster Sheffield Airport are celebrating their tenth birthday this month (April) with the news that Wizz Air are adding a new route making it ten destinations on the ultra-low-cost carrier from the airport.

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe*, today announced that it will open its 21st base in Lublin (Poland) with one new Airbus A320 later this year.

The new three times weekly flights from Doncaster to Lublin will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from September 15 with lead in fares £15.49 one way.

Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “This is fantastic news and a great way to start our 10th birthday celebrations.

“We are delighted that Wizz are further expanding their offering to Yorkshire passengers with this new route.”

Lublin is the largest Polish city east of the Vistula River and was recently a candidate for the title of 2016 European Capital of Culture.

The city has been called the ‘Gate to the East’ and is referred to by some tourists as ‘little Krakow’.  Lublin has historic architecture and a unique ambiance, especially in the Old Town. 

With many theatres and museums and a professional orchestra, the Lublin Philharmonic, the old buildings and ruins, create magic and unique atmosphere.  Lublin’s Old Town has cobbled streets and traditional architecture.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is Wizz Air’s second largest UK base and the only one in Yorkshire. Currently, the airport operates a total of 33 Wizz Air flights per week to eight destinations including Bucharest in Romania, and Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw in Poland. 

A new route to Kosice was announced earlier this year and Lublin will become Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s tenth Wizz Air route, following Riga and Bucharest launching in 2014. 

“With the new Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) on track to connect the M18 to the airport, we believe demand in European destinations will continue to increase.

“Our relationship with Wizz goes from strength to strength and we look forward to working with them to provide an even wider range of locations for people to visit,” added Steve.

Daniel de Carvalho, spokesman for Wizz Air, added: "This new route to Lublin further underlines Wizz Air’s commitment to Doncaster Sheffield Airport and the Yorkshire region.  

“We hope that the new route will be an attractive option for people in Yorkshire to access a beautiful city.”

Doncaster Sheffield Airport offers flights to over 30 destinations. For more information, please visit www.robinhoodairport.com

Flights and packages to European cities are now available at www.wizzair.com.

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