Airline celebrates one million milestone

Robin Hood Airport's Robin Tudor (left) and Chris Harcombe help to celebrate Wizz Air's million passenger milestone.
Robin Hood Airport's Robin Tudor (left) and Chris Harcombe help to celebrate Wizz Air's million passenger milestone.
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A LOW-COST airline is celebrating after figures showed more than one million passengers have flown with them from Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport.

Wizz Air started with just three weekly services to Katowice, Poland, in September 2006 but has since grown to operate 18 flights a week.

The company, which is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, now flies to six destinations weekly, including Vilnius in Lithuania and Gdansk, Warsaw, Katowice, Poznan and Wroclaw in Poland.

Football fans recently took advantage of the airline’s low-cost flights from the airport to host cities across Poland for Euro 2012.

Steve Gill, Doncaster Sheffield Airport director, said: “We are delighted more than 1 million people have travelled from the airport with Wizz Air. The popularity of services to Central and Eastern Europe have exceeded our expectations and a real success story which is fantastic.

“There is a significant Central and Eastern European population in the Yorkshire and North Midlands region dating back to the 1940’s and we’re always looking to broaden the choice of destinations to this part of the world.”

Wizz Air have also recently celebrated their eigth birthday and carried over 11.2 million people last year, 15 per cent more than the previous year.

Daniel de Carvalho, Corporate Communications Manager of Wizz Air, said: “We are thrilled to have reached such a milestone of passenger numbers from Doncaster Sheffield airport.

“Our Yorkshire routes are increasingly popular with business travellers and tourists alike. We pride ourselves on delivering great customer service combined with very low fares.”