The Malta Independent 26 September 2021, Sunday

Wizz Air is adding a fifth aircraft at its Gdansk base to support a new Malta service

Malta Independent Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 17:55 Last update: about 8 years ago
The low-cost carrier has said that it will be expanding its operations in Poland this summer by adding a fifth A320 at Gdansk. The aircraft will support a new twice-weekly service between Gdansk and Malta set to commence on June 20. Wizz Air is also planning to increase frequencies on existing routes from Gdansk to London, Stockholm, Skavsta, Oslo, Torp, Bergen, Alesund and Cologne from June 19. The airline’s CEO, Jozsef Varadi, commented: “We are thrilled about continuing our growth in the country and offering very low fares and excellent services to our ever expanding customer base of Polish passengers and their visitors. “Our capacity increase will create a number of new jobs at Wizz Air as well as in associated services and industries in the Pomeranian region.” The expansion will see Wizz Air’s Polish fleet rise to 16 Airbus A320s, five based in Gdansk and Katowice, four in Warsaw Chopin Airport and one in both Poznan and Wroclaw. 

Maltese tourism minister Edward Zammit Lewis expressed the government's appreciation at this move which will see two Wizz flights from Gdansk to Malta on Mondays and Fridays.

Gdansk is in the north of Poland while Ryanair connects Malta to Krakow and Wroclav in the south.

Air Malta, the minister added, is expected to carry out some charter flights to Lodz in the centre of Poland.

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