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Press article fom  28.04.2005

Extra flights to Katowice, Poland planned beginning July

Frankfurt-Hahn, 28th April 2005 – After only one month in operation, Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline for Central and Eastern Europe, announced an extension to their flight schedule from Frankfurt-Hahn. From the beginning of July, an extra flight each week to Katowice in Poland will be listed on the summer flight schedule. József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air, announced a possible expansion at the press conference on 13th April at Frankfurt-Hahn due to the excellent booking figures. Katowice will be served by an extra flight every Thursday in addition to those already in service since the 27th March every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. In addition, Wizz Air also flies four times every week to Budapest and Warsaw. Reservations and more information at www.wizzair.com.


"We are committed to continuous growth on the Polish market and Frankfurt-Hahn is representing a good soil for that. Business and family links between Rhine-Maine area and Central and Southern Poland already benefit from Wizz Air’s low fares and outstanding service. The dynamics of bookings clearly indicates the growing demand for Wizz Air’s value offering. This is why just one month after the start of operations in Frankfurt-Hahn we have added one more frequency on our Frankfurt-Hahn – Katowice route, and you might see further increase in the near future.’ – said József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air.

Katowice (350.000 inhabitants) is one of the most important economic centres in Poland and offers a good variety of hotels and restaurants. In addition, Katowice is an important cultural centre. Events such as the "Mayday" raver festival and the legendary Rawa Blues Festival are known far beyond the borders of the city. The Silesian Beskid range – one of the most important Polish holiday areas – begins only a few kilometres south of Katowice. Szczyrk is one of Poland's largest winter sports centres. Wisla, home of Polish ski star Adam Malysz, is also a well-loved holiday resort. Not far from Katowice is the small town of Wadowice, which was at the centre of world attention over the last few days. This is the birthplace of Pope John Paul II. The house where he was born has been used as a museum for several years. From there, it is only a few kilometres to the cultural city of Krakow, which was also closely associated with the works of Pope John Paul II. Katowice is also a good starting point for following in the Pope's tracks. More information on Poland at www.polen-info.de

About Wizz Air
Wizz Air is the leading low-cost airline serving Central and Eastern Europe. Wizz Air flies 32 European flight routes with 17 destination airports at Budapest, Katowice, Warsaw, and Gdansk and uses new Airbus A320 aircraft with 180 seats. Since commencing its flight operations in May 2004, Wizz Air has already transported over a million passengers.

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