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Wizz Air’s low fares arrive in Glasgow

29th January 2013 Print

Wizz Air, the low-cost, low-fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced the move of its two Scottish routes to Gdansk and Warsaw from Prestwick to Glasgow International Airport from 1st March. The carrier, which began operating its low-fare services between Scotland and Poland in 2006, will now offer twice-weekly flights to the Polish capital and the Baltic Sea from the more centrally located airport in a bid to provide more convenience to existing customers and to attract new passengers form a larger catchment area.

Wizz Air commenced its pan-European low-cost operations in 2004 and has since grown to offer over 250 low-fare routes across 30 countries connecting 84 destinations. In the UK, Wizz Air offers 37 routes at very low fares.The company’s aim is to make flying on the West-East axis more affordable, as well as to provide a new travel experience to all travelers in Europe. Wizz Air deploys the latest technology to ensure that the “Wizz Air experience” is outstanding in terms of service and value for money. The growing number of business travellers seeking low fares while avoiding “cattle class” products has prompted the airline to develop tailored business and comfort products. The move to Glasgow International Airport is seen as a further step to accommodate quality and price conscious consumers.

Stijn Vandermoere, Head of Network Development & Scheduling, said: "Wizz Air is pleased to announce these two new routes operating from Glasgow International Airport giving more consumers access to Wizz Air’s low fares and great customer service. Our popular low fares have strongly grown our business in 4 UK airports and we’re already the number two airline at one of London’s main airports. We believe there is also significant growth potential in Scotland and our move to Glasgow International Airport is a step towards future passenger and route growth. We are confident that Polish visitors to Scotland will embrace the convenient airport location and we urge Scottish consumers to try Wizz Air’s award winning service and low fares. To celebrate our arrival at Glasgow International Airport Wizz Air released seats to Warsaw and Gdansk from just ?23.99. This ultra low fare already includes taxes and the highest booking fee and can be booked from today at”

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, added: “We are thrilled to welcome Wizz Air on board which is yet more good news for Glasgow Airport. Not only will it provide our customers with greater choice, it will further strengthen our connectivity with some of Europe’s major cities and it means we can add Poland to our long list of destinations after an absence of more than 15 years. “Wizz Air is an ambitious and rapidly growing airline which carried over 12 million passengers in 2012 alone, and we are looking forward to working alongside the team at Wizz to ensure it enjoys further growth and success at Glasgow. This announcement underlines our commitment to expanding our route network and delivering the routes and services our customers demand.”

* one way price including taxes and maximum booking fee