12 Jan 2006
Glasgow Prestwick is delighted to announce that Wizz Air, the largest low fare, low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, is to start flights from Glasgow Prestwick to Warsaw and Gdansk in Poland.
The flights will commence on March 28, with seats going on sale today with a special promotional fare starting at £20 inclusive of taxes and charges.
It's the first move into Scotland for the fast-growing airline, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, which currently has twenty-seven destinations throughout Europe ranging from Amsterdam to Zagreb. Elsewhere in the UK, it operates from Liverpool and London Luton airports.
Glasgow Prestwick is part of the Infratil Airports Europe group. Infratil Airports Europe Chief Executive Steve Fitzgerald said: "It's "pure dead brilliant" that Wizz has chosen Glasgow Prestwick as the airport to launch into the Scottish market.
"A low-cost airline needs a fast, friendly and efficient airport, with transport links serving all of Scotland. We are able to offer Wizz exactly that - plus twelve years' experience serving the low-cost sector.
"It's a real pleasure to welcome Wizz, Central and Eastern Europe's largest low cost airline, and I am confident we will grow together profitably. The fact that we both have bright pink and purple branding is perhaps a good omen for future success!
"Scotland is a destination that is going to be increasingly popular with people from Central and Eastern Europe and I am confident that Scots will jump at the opportunity to get quickly and inexpensively to great destinations like Warsaw and Gdansk."
Passengers travelling on the new routes are entitled to free rail travel to and from anywhere in Scotland for the first six months of operation and half price thereafter. Passengers simply present their official flight confirmation at the airport information desk or any staffed railway station to take advantage of this special offer.
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