Wizz Air today announced its 26th base: Krakow. The airline will base 2 Airbus A321 aircraft at the Polish airport between May and September 2019. Along with the establishment of the new base, Wizz Air announced twelve new services to nine countries from Krakow starting from April 2019. Tickets for the new routes can already be booked on Wizzair.com or on the airline’s app.
Krakow will become Wizz Air’s 26th base and its newest base in Poland next to Warsaw, Katowice, Gdansk and Wroclaw. As part of WIZZ Air’s expansion, the airline will continue to increase its operations in Poland to provide Polish customers with ever more travel opportunities. The base establishment in Krakow represents a $240 million investment by WIZZ in Poland and creates 80 new direct jobs with the airline and over 140 jobs in associated industries. The 2 new Airbus A321 aircraft will support the operations of twelve new routes, long-awaited by Krakow travellers services to London, Kyiv, Bari, Catania, Larnaca, Nice, Turku, Billund, Doncaster, Kharkiv, Oslo and Kutaisi.
Wizz Air will start recruiting young and ambitious candidates for its new base. Crew recruitment days will be held on 7, 17 and 26 January 2019 in Krakow. For further information please visit https://wizzair.com/pl-pl/informacje-i-uslugi/career/cabin-crew-flight-attendant/#/
With this announcement WIZZ now offers 188,000 seats on its 12 routes from Krakow, while in total more than 11 million seats on 166 services to and from Poland in 2019, as it aims to create more opportunities for Polish travellers and their visitors to enjoy low fares and outstanding travel experience.
Speaking at the press conference in Krakow, Stephen Jones, Executive Vice President and Deputy CEO at Wizz Air said: ”Today’s announcement underlines our commitment to Poland, our first market where we have launched operations back in 2004. We chose Krakow to be our newest base in Poland as we see the potential and the demand for low cost travel in this city which is one of the most popular tourist destinations as well as a rapidly developing business hub. Our newest base opens on 1 May 2019, with 80 new jobs directly with Wizz Air and starting next year we will offer 12 new and exciting routes. We are sure that our Polish customers will love the convenient schedule of our flights, the easy online booking system at wizzair.com and the wide selection of options to tailor-make the travel experience to each traveller’s needs. Our continuous growth in Poland further strengthens Wizz Air’s commitment to the country, the city and the airport of Krakow, as well as stimulate the tourism and hospitality industries in Poland.”