Gatwick gains Gdansk route as Wizz Air starts new link

posted on 24th June 2019 by Justin Burns
Gatwick gains Gdansk route as Wizz Air starts new link

Wizz Air has added its fourth destination from London Gatwick Airport after it commenced daily services from Gdansk on 15 June.

Flown by the carrier’s 230-seat A321 fleet, the 1,299-kilometre sector joins Wizz Air’s existing operations to Budapest, Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca from Europe’s ninth busiest airport.

Wizz Air is largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of weekly seats, so the continued strengthening of the airline’s relationship with Gatwick is a cornerstone of the airport’s strategy in unlocking further market potential in this region.

“This new route from Wizz Air today proves that Gatwick still has room for network growth,” said Stephen King, head of airline relations, Gatwick Airport.

“From a standing start in June 2016, when Wizz Air commenced daily flights from Bucharest, we have grown to become the carrier’s third largest operation in the UK with the start of our fourth destination to Gdansk ─ an unserved route from Gatwick until today.

I look forward to working with Wizz Air on continuing our mutual growth trajectory in terms of adding new routes and capacity,” states King.

As a result of the addition of Gdansk, Gatwick will offer 23 destinations in Central and Eastern Europe this summer, and nearly 34,000 weekly seats to the region.

Gatwick now offers direct flights to two Polish destinations, as the Gdansk service joins the airport’s existing operations to Krakow

Weekly seats to the Eastern European country now total 3,356. Looking at schedule data for week commencing 15 June, and as a result of the addition of Wizz Air’s flights to Gdansk, Poland now becomes the 27th largest country market of the 64 flown from Gatwick this summer.