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Half a Million Take Flight

Centralwings - Poland’s fastest growing low-cost airline - is today celebrating the 500,000th passenger since the launch of the airline earlier this year.
Passenger Sebastian Kroszko, on Centralwings’ route between Palma de Mallorca and Warsaw (PMI-WAW) arrived in the Polish capital at 11:50 GMT (12:50 Polish Time), and received a warm welcome in the arrivals hall of Frederick Chopin.Ê He was treated to flowers, a photo shoot and flight vouchers for a family round trip flight with Centralwings, followed by a memorable limousine ride with his companions to theirfinal destination.
Other passengers on the special flight were also given the chance to enter a competition to win a Centralwings flight voucher and were treated to Centralwings’ goody bags.
The landmark occasion comes at a time when Centralwings is building firmly on its successes.Ê The airline will expand its fleet of aeroplanes later this year and is launching several new routes in its winter schedule.Ê
Already ahead of its passenger target for 2005, Centralwings is predicting it will have carried more than 700,000 passengers by the end of this year.Ê On its existing London routes the airline has sustained an average load factor of more than 95% and Centralwings’ website ( has already received more than two and a half million unique visitors.
Commenting at the celebratory reception Piotr Kociolek, President of Centralwings, said “We are particularly delighted to be welcoming our special half millionth passenger and are preparing for the next
exciting phase in our development.Ê Our success over the past seven months has been very satisfying - but not unexpected.Ê Our plans to develop a modern, low cost, reliable and friendly airline are progressing extremely well.Ê This is based on our strong knowledge and experience of the Polish market - Centralwings home ground.Ê I look forward to greeting the one millionth passenger, perhaps on board one of our new routes in the near future.”