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Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) today helped to celebrate a milestone birthday for one of its major airlines.
Wizz Air has been celebrating its 5th Birthday across all its European Airport’s including Liverpool, from where they have provided affordable flights to Gdansk, Katowice and Warsaw in Poland for over four years. To mark the occasion, staff at LJLA celebrated with airline crew departing on today’s lunchtime flight to Katowice with a special celebratory Birthday cake.
Almost half a million passengers travelled between LJLA and Poland in 2008, more than via any other UK airport outside of London, with Wizz Air carrying over 200,000 of these passengers.
Wizz Air is the largest low fare – low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and will be expanding their operations from Liverpool in July, with the start of three flights each week to Prague, their latest European base.
Robin Tudor, Head of PR for the Peel Airports Group said: “Wizz Air have established a strong presence in the low cost market and have been at the forefront of services to Poland from Liverpool for some time, helping to make LJLA the UK’s third largest gateway for the Polish market.
We are delighted to be celebrating Wizz Air’s Birthday today and look forward to celebrating many more.
József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: "Wizz Air has come a long way over five years. Back then we had an idea for a low cost airline and an inspiration to fly a lot of people. Now, five years later, we have been successful in making low cost travel accessible for millions of people.
"The success of Wizz Air is based on the high quality – ultra low cost airline model that has proven successful enough to win the customers, no matter whether the industry enjoys good times or faces challenges. Wizz Air continues its commitment to high quality operations and flies a unified fleet of 180 seat Airbus A320 aircraft, one of the youngest in the world.
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