Yorkshire Passengers Head to Slovakia as New Route Takes Off

Passengers from a Yorkshire Airport are heading to Slovakia today (7th June 2015) thanks to a new route launched by Wizz Air.

Travellers from Doncaster Sheffield Airport boarded the inaugural flights to Kosice on Sunday June 7.

The new destination served by Wizz Air will operate twice per week every Wednesday and Sunday with seats on the route on sale starting from £18.49 (one way, incl. all taxes and a non-optional charges) on wizzair.com

The Slovakian city Kosice has become the latest city to be added to the growing list of destinations from Doncaster Sheffield Airport. 

Kosice is the second largest city in Slovakia, located in the east of the country, with a population of 240,000. It was awarded the European Capital of Culture in 2013 and it is known for having the largest heritage reservation in Slovakia.

The city’s Eastern Slovak Museum is home to the gold treasure of Kosice, one of the largest and most significant treasures in Europe consisting of 2920 pieces of gold.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is Wizz Air’s second largest UK base and the only one in Yorkshire. Currently, the airport operates a total of 28 Wizz Air flights per week and Kosice is the ninth destination served by Wizz from Doncaster, others include Bucharest in Romania, and Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw in Poland. 

Chris Harcombe, head of aviation development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the first passengers heading out on the new Wizz Air route to Kosice. It is great news for the city region that the North of England’s only service to Kosice will be flying from Doncaster.

“This route will connect Yorkshire to another major European city which offers a great location for travellers. The new route follows the additional growth of other Wizz Air routes over the past year, which shows the airlines great commitment to Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

“We look forward to developing our partnership with Wizz Air further to provide an even wider range of locations for people to visit.”

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

“Since starting at Doncaster Sheffield Airport in 2006 with just three weekly services to Katowice in Poland, Wizz Air now operates 28 flights per week to nine destinations. 

“We hope that the new route will be an attractive option for people in Yorkshire to access a historic city and learn more about the region.”

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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