Airport in Wrocław – 84 directions for the summer
photo. Archives of the Airport in Wrocław
The network of connections from the Wrocław airport is almost as rich as it was before the pandemic. The new timetable at the Wrocław airport will enter into force on March 27, 2022. This year marks the decade since the opening of a modern passenger terminal in Wrocław.
Dariusz Kuś, president of Wrocław Airport, said: “The network of connections for the summer of 2022 is similar to the times before the pandemic. We observe the lifting of pandemic restrictions for travelers, which allows carriers to restore connections, increase the number of flights and launch new destinations. For this year’s summer season, we have a well-developed offer of network carriers and a really rich set of low-cost southern destinations and charters. You can see that the aviation industry is recovering rapidly as long as it can operate under favorable conditions.”
Cezary Pacamaj, vice president of Wrocław Airport, added: “The new timetable only lacks flights to Ukrainian cities. These connections have always been very important for Wrocław. Now, unfortunately, they cannot function as a result of the Russian aggression against this country. If it weren’t for the war, we would be optimistic about the future.”
7 network directions
In the summer season, passengers of the Wrocław airport have approximately 95 flights a week to transfer hubs, including the largest in Europe, allowing them to transfer to planes on intercontinental routes.
Lufthansa offers three daily flights to Frankfurt and two to Munich, and Eurowings two to six weekly flights to Düsseldorf.
A KLM plane will fly from Wrocław to Amsterdam every day. The list of international destinations is completed by Copenhagen (SAS, flights three times a week) and Zurich (SWISS, twice a week).
On the very popular domestic route to Warsaw, operated by LOT Polish Airlines, passengers will have 6 flights a day at their disposal.
52 low-cost destinations
The new timetable includes four new products in the offer of low-cost carriers: Stockholm-Arlanda, Venice-Treviso, Turin and Oslo-Gardermoen. The first three destinations are introduced by Ryanair, and the last – by Norwegian. Turin and Stockholm-Arlanda are full-size debuts – they appear in the Wrocław airport flight schedule for the first time in history. Although flights to Stockholm Skavsta airport have been in the network of connections from Wrocław for a long time, Arlanda is the main port of the capital of Sweden, one of the largest airports in Europe and an important transfer port for transcontinental travel.
Travelers waiting for southern directions have a large choice. The new timetable shows as many as 9 connections to Italy, 5 to Spain (including Alicante, Barcelona Girona and Lanzarote in the Canary Islands archipelago) and three to Greece (including Athens, Crete Chania and Corfu). Other typical holiday destinations include:.in. Malta, two cities in Croatia – Zadar and Split, as well as Podgorica (Montenegro), Burgas (Bulgaria), Paphos and Larnaca (both in Cyprus) and Georgian Kutaisi.
The new grid includes:.in. also 13 connections to Great Britain and two to Ireland, as well as Paris-Beauvais, Brussels-Charleroi, Oslo Torp (both Ryanair and Wizz Air fly there from Wrocław), Reykjavik, Dortmund and Eindhoven (Netherlands).
The network of international connections of low-cost airlines from Wrocław covers a total of 20 countries. In the summer season, passengers of the Wrocław airport will also have at their disposal domestic routes operated by the low-cost carrier (Ryanair) – Olsztyn-Mazury and Gdańsk.
Przemysław Myszakowski, vice president of Wrocław Airport, emphasized: “We are pleased with both of these directions. They are very attractive for people planning a holiday in Poland in spring and summer. And the Tri-City is an interesting destination for both tourists and people traveling to this metropolis for other purposes.”
25 charter destinations
8 Greek destinations, 4 Spanish, 3 Italian, 3 Turkish, 2 each in Egypt, Tunisia and Bulgaria, and Tirana in Albania – this is the offer of charter connections from Wrocław for the summer of 2022.
Cezary Pacamaj noted: “We have a wide range of courses that are traditionally very popular. Travel agencies‘ offers are diverse, which also favors the interest of travelers. All this shows that charter connections are rebuilding very quickly. Travelers are waiting for this offer and are happy to use it. It was already visible in last year’s statistics.”
In the last months of 2021, only 30-35% fewer travelers used the offer of travel agencies than in the same period of 2019, i.e. before the pandemic. Let us recall that throughout the previous year, the Wrocław airport handled a total of over 1.4 million passengers, despite the fact that air traffic for four months was practically suspended.
10 years of the terminal
This year, a full decade has passed since the opening of a modern terminal at the Wrocław airport. Work on its construction started in 2009. A year later, we watched how the structure of the building is growing and the first interior finishing works begin. The terminal was put into operation in the spring of 2012, before the European football championship, which Poland organized together with Ukraine.
Dariusz Kuś recalled: “The opening of the new terminal was one of the most important milestones in the history of Wrocław Airport. It opened up completely new opportunities for us and attracted carriers. We have successfully established and developed cooperation with the largest airlines in Europe, both network and low-cost. From year to year, passengers gained more connections. The effects are clearly visible in the statistics of this decade. Almost every year we broke the record attendance, until the pandemic.”
In 2014, the airport handled over 2 million passengers a year for the first time, four years later the number of travelers exceeded 3 million, and in 2019 it already reached 3.5 million.
Dariusz Kuś added: “Everything indicates that we will serve more passengers than last year. We have more connections and cruises, and besides, there should be no longer any pandemic-induced interruptions in air traffic. The growth dynamics, calculated year-on-year, will therefore probably be significant, but the correct point of reference is, however, 2019, the last full year before the pandemic. I believe that the return to traffic at a similar level, i.e. over 3 million passengers a year, will take another 2-3 years. Of course, if the aviation industry can operate under relatively stable and predictable conditions, also in the context of macroeconomic factors.”