Wizz Air flying high at Yorkshire AirportSeptember 11, 2014
Wizz Air has announced further flights to Poland from Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, with growth on routes to Katowice and Poznan.
The change by the airline will see Katowice grow from four weekly flights to five from 29 March 2015, and the Poznan route to grow from three weekly to four from 21 May 2015.
Collectively, the flight increases will provide an additional 22,000 seats annually from the Yorkshire airport. The announcement also comes after an increase in the number of flights to Riga and Vilnius from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, which will come into effect from April 2015, bringing the airport a further 30,000 seats annually.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport is Wiz Air’s second largest UK base and the only one in Yorkshire. With new routes commencing from this summer, plus an increase in the frequency of flights between existing destinations, the airline has added a total of 160,000 additional seats since January 2014.
Currently, the airport operates a total of 24 Wizz Air flights per week to eight destinations from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, including Bucharest in Romania, and Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw in Poland.
Chris Harcombe, Head of Aviation development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “We’re delighted with the announcement of another expansion from Wizz Air. It is great news for the city region.
“We’ve enjoyed a fantastic partnership with Wizz Air, and the popularity of services to Central and Northern Europe have been a real success story. The additional frequency on popular routes allows more opportunities for people to travel, as well as demonstrating that airlines have the confidence capacity will be filled through high demand.
“This expansion is also in addition to growth of other Wizz Air routes and with the new Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) connecting the M18 to the airport, we believe demand in these destinations will continue to increase.”
Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, and has established links with numerous key airports in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Northern Ireland, as well as the UK.
József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air, said: “We are highly committed to continuing to bring more of our low fares and optional services to best meet the needs of the traveling public. Wizz’s ever expanding network and increasing frequencies on existing routes will certainly attract more passengers traveling on leisure or business.”
Doncaster Sheffield Airport operates flights to more than 30 destinations around the world.