Wizz Air will start the route Košice-London in September!

WIZZ AIR’S LOW FARES LAND IN KOSICE - Flights to London available from EUR 29.99

Kosice, 26 June 2013: Wizz Air, the largest low-fare, low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today a new service from Slovakia’s second biggest city Kosice to London Luton commencing on 17 September. The route will be operated 4 times per week from 27 October.

The Slovakian air traffic will hugely benefit of stimulation by low air fares, attracting more passengers in Kosice. Slovakian citizens are very keen to live and work abroad, primarily in Western Europe. The access to low cost air travel between Slovakia and the United Kingdom will be welcomed by tourists, business travelers and the Slovakian Diaspora.

Flights on Wizz Air’s new route from Kosice to London Luton are already on sale and can be booked immediately on wizzair.com with incredible fares starting from just € 29,99 (one way, taxes included).

WIZZ AIR’S LOW FARE FLIGHTS FROM KOSICE TO LONDON:

Start

Days

Fares from

17.09

Tue, Sat

€ 29,99

27.10

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

€ 29,99

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking at a press conference in Kosice, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air said: “Today Kosice is joining Europe’s most extended low fares network in terms of geographical reach. I am certain that the route to London Luton will be highly popular among Slovakian citizens. Wizz Air is committed to stimulate significant air traffic that benefits local economies, tourism industries and employment. As this year’s European Capital of Culture, Kosice is generating an inflow of tourists and history lovers from all over the world. Individual travelers as well as families and businesses will welcome this exciting development and contribute to job creation and tourism development in Slovakia.”

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-fare, low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and operates a fleet of 44 Airbus A320 aircraft from 17 bases with over 280 routes connecting 94 destinations across 34 countries. At Wizz Air a team of 1,600 professionals delivers superior service and very low airfares making Wizz Air the preferred choice of over 13.5 million passengers in 2013. Wizz Air’s state-of-the-art iPhone app is now available on http://wizzair.com/en-GB/mobile.

 

GREAT NEWS FOR KOŠICE: DIRECT CONNECTION WITH LONDON

Joint press release of regional tourist board Košice Tourism and Košice Airport

Direct flight connection Košice – London has become reality. Local tourist board Košice Tourism as a cluster of subjects from public and private sector together with Košice Airport merged their efforts. Flight connection between metropolis of eastern Slovakia and one of the most important world capitals - London is the result. Destination of Košice has succeed in a battle with other European destinations in a highly competitive environment and it will be placed on route-map of the low-cost airline Wizz Air.

     „It is great news for Košice. Not only for those who have been calling for a direct connection with London. It is terrific news for all people of Košice because tourists, entrepreneurs, investors and everyone who wants to visit our city will have better options. New route Košice – London will not be used only by people travelling to work in UK but also by people who want to bring jobs to Košice. Therefore direct flight connection Košice – London is a fundamental precondition for boosting active tourism and a more dynamic economic development of our city and the region,“ says the mayor of Košice Richard RAŠI.

     The chairman of the management board and CEO of Košice Airport Karl DANDLER is convinced that: “the flight connection Košice - London with the largest low-fare, low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe is a milestone for the further development of Košice Airport, Košice city and whole region of Eastern Slovakia  for the business community as well as for the tourism sector. It is the result of joint efforts of all stakeholders – Tourism Organization, city, tourism industry and the airport.”

According to the vice-mayor of Košice and chairman of the board of regional tourist board Košice Tourism Renáta LENÁRTOVÁ new connection will bring various positive effects such as increase in revenues of restaurants and hotels, increase of employment in tourism industry and higher awareness of Košice as an interesting touristic destination: „We are glad that Wizz Air as a biggest air carrier in Central Europe will enable inhabitants of United Kingdom fast and comfortable transport to our wonderful city and to whole region of eastern Slovakia. This flight connection can become one of the fundamentals for long term development of the project of Košice as a European Capital of Culture 2013.“

     „New flight connection is our reaction for boom of new trends in travel across the world and Europe. More and more tourists prefer city break trips and short time travelling. Travelers tend to organize their travel on their own. In 2011 more than 49 % of Europeans favored this individual travel instead of packages of travel agencies. Košice therefore wants to use increased popularity of city break trips. In the context of new route Košice-London it is also necessary to say that more than 11% of UK tourists prefer these city breaks what in total represents potential of 5 million UK tourists,“  director of Košice Tourism Iveta NIŇAJOVÁ has concluded.