Coventry Airport is eagerly anticipating the arrival of the first Wizz Air flight from Poland this week.The inaugural flight from Katowice will arrive at Coventry this Friday, July 13th and will be greeted by a group of Polish children bearing the traditional Polish custom of bread and salt, symbolising welcome and good hospitality.
Wizz Air will be operating a three times weekly (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) service to Katowice, the capital of South Poland, using an 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft. Katowice is the third largest airport in Poland and the fastest growing major airport in the country. It is the ideal gateway to the Silesian Mountains, for skiing and hiking and also to the popular city break destination of Krakow, just an hour’s drive away.
“We are looking forward to receiving our first passengers from Katowice,” said Chris Orphanou, Coventry Airport’s Managing Director. “The new services connecting Coventry and Poland have already proved so popular that Wizz Air has brought forward the start date to earlier in July and with lead-in fares starting from just £19.99, one way including taxes and fees, it’s easy to see why.
“Coventry and the West Midlands region have strong historical links with Poland and these new flights to Katowice are great news for the Polish community, business and leisure travellers. We are also pleased to be working closely with CV One and Warwickshire County Council who will be distributing literature on the local area to all inbound visitors.”
Coventry Airport’s new management is committed to attracting new airlines and routes to the West Midlands’ Airport and has recently announced a reduction in the fees and charges levied at the airlines using the airport, in some cases fees have been reduced by more than 60%.
“This is one way we can demonstrate our commitment to developing our route network,” said Chris Orphanou. “Wizz Air’s services between Coventry and Katowice are the start of a new era for Coventry and we are confident that other airlines will realise the appeal of the Airport and follow suit.”