Wizz Air helps Centralwings passengers

[September 1st 2008]

Flights cancelled

Low cost airline Wizz Air is stepping in to help passengers of another low cost airline Centralwings, which is stopping all its scheduled flights.

Centralwings is the low cost airline subsidiary of Polish national airline Lot Polish Airlines. Lot has decided in the face of the current airline crisis to restructure its operations, and Centralwings will now concentrate on charter flights for tour operators.

The last flight on several of Centralwings' scheduled routes will be on September 14th, including Warsaw to London, Warsaw to Edinburgh, Warsaw to Dublin, Krakow to London, and Gdansk to Edinburgh and Dublin.

Other flights will end on September 30th, including Gdansk to Rome and Krakow to Athens. Centralwings says that all passengers on cancelled flights will be informed via email, text message or by phone.

Hungarian based airline Wizz Air claims to be the leading low fares airline in Central and Eastern Europe and has enjoyed spectacular growth since it was founded four years ago. Earlier this year Wizz Air opened a new base in Poznan in Poland to add to other bases in Warsaw, Katowice and Gdansk in Poland, Budapest in Hungary, Sofia in Bulgaria and Bucharest in Romania.

For passengers affected by the cancellation of Centralwings flights, Wizz Air is offering alternative flights on a number of routes including Warsaw to London and Glasgow, Katowice to London, and Gdansk to Glasgow with one way fares starting from £19.99.

Wizz Air is also launching a number of new routes, including Warsaw to Bologna, Katowice to Bologna and Gdansk to Rome Fiumicino.

This year Wizz Air expects to fly more than 6 million passengers and the low fares airline has ambitious expansion plans. "Wizz Air is well positioned to become the single largest airline of all in Central and Eastern Europe in the near term," said the airline's CEO, Jozsef Varadi, recently.

Written by: Nick Purdom


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