Wizz Air, the largest low-fare and low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced on Thursday that it will add a new route from Katowice International Airport to Kutaisi in Georgia. Katowice will be one of only five cities in Europe having direct, low-fare air connection with Georgia offered by Wizz Air.
The new Katowice – Kutaisi service will be inaugurated on 18th of May. Tickets are already on sale. This route will operate two days per week: on Tuesday and Saturday.
“We decided to invest into the additional route to Georgia after our huge success with the connection Warsaw – Kutaisi had announced about two weeks ago. Katowice will be the first regional airport in Poland to have flights to Georgia” – Daniel de Carvalho, corporate communication manager at Wizz Air, said during a press conference in Katowice on Wednesday.
According to the Wizz Air representative, the Katowice – Kutaisi route will boost the economic development of the respective regions and will contribute to the rise of tourism. “Thanks to this new connection, Warsaw and Katowice can become a doorway to the European Union for Georgian travellers. The tourism market of the Silesian region has an opportunity to convince these people that it is worth to stay over one or two days giving them a reason to visit this area. Poland can be more than just the passing by doorway” – commented Daniel de Carvalho.
Wizz Air expects to carry about 30 thousand passengers between Katowice and Kutaisi yearly. Apart from the two Polish destinations, Wizz Air connects Kutaisi with Ukrainian cities of Kiev, Donetsk and Kharkiv.
Wizz Air offers 22 routes from the Katowice International Airport. This low-cost airline carried almost 3 million passengers in Poland in 2012. In November last year, Wizz Air celebrated its 9 millionth passenger that has flown from Katowice with the airline since 19th of May 2004.