This week, Wizz Air presented its optimized Katowice route network with more routes to summer sun destinations. The low-cost and low-fare airline also announced that from 18th of May it will cancel its flights to Ireland.
“We are pleased to deliver more good news for Polish consumers in Katowice as we announce leisure routes to Naples and Larnaca. We expect the combined traffic on this two routes will be in excess of 30 000 passengers” – said Daniel de Carvalho, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air. The airline is going to commence the new service to Naples with two weekly flights (Tue and Sat) starting from 21st of May. The Larnca route will be inaugurated on 30th of May with one week flight on Thursdays. Prices starts from PLN 125 and PLN 165 respectively.
At a time when the Polish Institute of Tourism forecasts a strong growth of Poles traveling abroad, the Naples and Larnaca routes will be the second and third new leisure destination from Katowice International Airport. Last week, Wizz Air announced to start the operation from the airport to Kutaisi in Georgia. Katowice and Warsaw, are the only two cities in the European Union offering the direct low-cost flights to this country.
The airline also confirmed that new routes from Poland to Egypt and Israel may be announced later in the year.
At the same time Wizz Air confirmed it will discontinue less popular services to Cork in Ireland, to reflect weakening demand on routes formerly used by immigrant workers, after immigration between Poland and Ireland is now down by 40% over its peak in 2007. Wizz Air also canceled the Cork route from two other Polish airports in Poznań and Gdańsk.
“The drop in immigration between Poland and Ireland and our subsequent drop of the Polish Cork routes has freed capacity to serve destinations that are more in line with the current market demand, and Wizz Air’s low fares on these new routes are set to further stimulate Polish air travel” – Daniel de Carvalho explained.