Wizz Air inaugurates new routes, departures shrink

Wizz Air added two new routes from the Katowice International Airport and one more will be launched by the end of May. Despite the new services, the general number of Wizz Air’s operations from Katowice is shrinking.

The low-cost airline inaugurated its two weeks flights to Georgian Kutaisi last week and commenced a new route to Naples in Italy on Tuesday. Larnaca (Cyprus) is the last, third destination to be started on 30th of May.

The anna.aero portal have compared the schedule data of all Wizz Air’s 16 bases for August 2013 with August 2012. The numbers show that airline’s weekly departures from Katowice dropped by 7,4 percent during the last year. The carrier has cut three routes to Cork (4 flights a week), Forli (2) and Madrid (2).

Katowice is one of four Polish bases of the airline where the number of weekly departures dropped – Warsaw: -25,5%, Poznań: -15,4%, Wrocław: -10,5%. Only Gdańsk, the carrier’s fifth base in Poland, is set to grow by 8,3%.

The analysis also says that Katowice is now the fourth busiest airport from amongst all 16 Wizz Air’s bases. The airline will operate 87 weekly departures to 22 destinations from Katowice this summer. The airport holds its rank after Budapest (149 weekly departures), Bucharest (127) and Gdańsk (91).