Wizz Air, the Hungarian low-cost airline, celebrated the 11 millionth passenger flying through the Katowice Airport last week. The 11 millionth passenger arrived in Katowice on Wizz Air’s flight from Bourgas.
The airline needed a little over ten years to reach the number of carried passengers. The low-cost carrier started operations in Katowice in May 2004.
Wizz Air’s Daniel de Carvalho said: „We are delighted to welcome our 11 millionth passenger here at Katowice. Our growth in Katowice and Poland is driven by happy consumers, who enjoy our great service and our incredible low fares. The important milestone of 11 million passengers carried here at Katowice is also a reason to thank the airport for their professionalism and to remind our customers that we now offer 21 exciting routes from Katowice with fares starting from just PLN 39.”
„We congratulate Wizz Air for this excellent milestone. Today, from the Katowice Airport, Wizz Air has an extensive network of destinations in Europe. The celebration of 11 million passengers from one airport is a reason for pride. We are confident that further cooperation between the Katowice Airport and Wizz Air will develop successfully, to the common satisfaction of passengers” – said Cezary Orzech, spokesperson of the Upper Silesian Aviation Group, which manages Katowice Airport.
Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe according to Innovata, a leading provider of world schedules data for the air travel and transportation markets. The airline offers 21 international low-cost routes from Katowice. In total, Wizz Air now offers 90 routes from 8 Polish airports. Wizz Air constantly develops its network from Poland and the Silesian region. Recently, the carrier announced the inauguration of new routes from Katowice. Starting from late October, passengers can fly to Glasgow in Scotland and to Maastricht in the Netherlands.