Airport welcomes Wizz Air’s new Gdansk route
This week sees Aberdeen International Airport welcome Wizz Air to the North East, with its inaugural flight to Gdansk departing today (19 June).
Ben Dempster, newly appointed Operations Director at the airport, was on hand to welcome the arrival of the first flight and its passengers, whilst a host of activities including polish sweet treat giveaways and vodka tasting were taking place within the terminal.
Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced in January its new scheduled service between Aberdeen and the Polish city, making it the first direct route between Aberdeen and Poland.
Visitors to the Baltic coast destination can expect an energetic city crammed with diverse sights and historical thoroughfares, offering a wealth of culture and some of the oldest red brick churches in Europe. Gdansk is also recognised as a key destination for the Aberdeen energy market.
Wizz Air’s Daniel de Carvalho said: “Today’s flight marks a new milestone for WIZZ. We are happy to launch our first WIZZ flight from Aberdeen to Gdansk. We are excited to provide UK and Polish customers with the opportunity to travel on our comfortable and new Airbus A320 and explore both Gdansk and Aberdeen at very low fares. With a variety of flights offered from 7 UK airports we look forward to welcoming many passengers on board during 2015.”
Carol Benzie, MD of Aberdeen International Airport, said: “We are delighted to welcome Wizz Air to Aberdeen and are pleased to offer passengers our first direct polish route. This is great opportunity for both leisure and business passengers alike and we wish Wizz Air every success with the route”.
The polish service will start from Aberdeen International Airport today and run a twice weekly service, on Monday and Friday, operating with a 180 seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
Booking is now available on wizzair.com with prices starting from £25.99 per person, one way.