Low-cost carrier Wizz Air will offer new routes from London Luton and Doncaster Sheffield to Krakow when it opens a base in the Polish city next year.

The airline will launch 12 services to Krakow, with London starting in April and Sheffield starting in May.

Two new Airbus A321s will go to the base to serve the UK routes in May and September.

Wizz said the move was a $240 million investment in Poland that would create more than 200 new jobs.

Krakow will be the Hungarian airline’s fifth base in the country alongside Warsaw, Katowice, Gdansk and Wroclaw.

It brings the number of Wizz services from the UK to 85. This summer Wizz announced a host of new services out of Liverpool and Luton.

“Today’s announcement underlines our commitment to our UK and Polish markets, where we launched operations back in 2004 with the first Wizz Air flight from Luton to Katowice,” Stephen Jones, Executive Vice President and Deputy CEO at Wizz Air said.

“We chose Krakow to be our newest base in Poland as we see the potential and the demand for low cost travel in this city which is a popular tourist destination as well as a rapidly developing business hub.

“Our newest base will open on 1 May 2019, offering 12 new and exciting routes. We are sure that our customers will love the convenient schedule of our flights, the easy online booking system at wizzair.com and the wide selection of options to tailor-make the travel experience to each traveller’s needs.”

Tickets for the new routes are available now on the airline’s website and app.



 Wizz Air’s new Krakow routes

Destination Days Starts Fares from
LONDON LUTON, UK Twice daily April 4, 2019 €19.99/£17.99
KYIV-ZHULYANY, UKRAINE Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday April 4, 2019  €19.99/£17.99
NICE, FRANCE Wednesday, Sunday May 1, 2019  €19.99/£17.99
TURKU, FINLAND Wednesday, Sunday May 1, 2019 €9.99/£8.99
DONCASTER, UK Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday May 2, 2019 €19.99/£17.99
BARI, ITALY Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday May 2, 2019  €19.99/£17.99
BILLUND, DENMARK Monday, Friday May 3, 2019 €9.99/£8.99
CATANIA, ITALY Monday, Friday

(as of 16 September: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

May 3, 2019  €19.99/£17.99
LARNACA, CYPRUS Monday, Friday September 16, 2019  €19.99/£17.99
KHARKIV, UKRAINE Monday, Friday September 16, 2019 €14.99
OSLO, NORWAY Daily September 16, 2019  €19.99/£17.99
KUTAISI, GEORGIA Wednesday, Sunday September 18, 2019  €19.99/£17.99