Birmingham Airport today (14 Sept) welcomed the arrival of its newest airline, Wizz Air. The largest low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe made its inaugural flight into Birmingham from Warsaw, arriving at 0930 with 147 passengers on board. The Hungarian airline will also serve Birmingham to Budapest from Tuesday 15th September.
Welcoming Wizz Air’s inaugural flight from Warsaw were the Airport’s Chief Executive, Paul Kehoe, and the Polish Honorary Consul for the West Midlands, Councillor Fran Oborski MBE.
Mr Kehoe said, “It is fantastic to welcome another new airline to Birmingham; our seventh this year. Both Warsaw and Budapest are popular tourist destinations that have not been served from Birmingham for some time so we are extremely pleased to be able to offer our customers even more choice and thank Wizz Air for recognising the Midlands as a new market opportunity.”
These two new routes each operate twice a week, with Warsaw operating each Monday and Friday and Budapest each Tuesday and Saturday. Flights are available to book via wizzair.com from £15.49 each way.
Councillor Fran Oborski MBE, said “With such a large Polish Community living in the Midlands, this new Warsaw service will be welcomed by many who need greater connectivity to visit friends and family. Warsaw is also a stunning city with varied architecture and thriving nightlife and music scene so I am certain that the route will also be popular with Midlanders wanting to explore Poland’s fascinating capital city.”
With more than 380 routes across Europe and beyond, Wizz is a major success story and adds Birmingham as its eighth UK Airport.
Tamara Mshvenieradze, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, added, “We are thrilled to be celebrating our very first flights from Warsaw and Budapest to Birmingham. Birmingham is becoming our eighth UK airport with two WIZZ routes that connect the West Midlands with two of the largest capitals of Central and Eastern Europe and we look forward to a fruitful partnership with Birmingham Airport as well as to seeing many happy passengers on board.”