Irish low-cost air carrier to expand in Poland

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Last year, the Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair serviced 13.2 million passengers in Poland. This year's plans provide for a growth to 14.2 million, the Puls Biznesu daily reported on Friday.

The daily compared this number with the count from Poland's national air carrier LOT and noted that last year the national airline had 10 million passengers. This year LOT wants to increase its total by 15 percent, Puls Biznesu added.

Ryanair has been the biggest airline in Poland since 2013.

According to Ryanair's board member Juliusz Komorek, quoted by the daily, this year the low-cost airline will service an additional one million passengers. The planned 8-percent growth will concern mainly airports in Katowice (southern Poland), Gdansk (northern Poland) and Poznan (western Poland).

Komorek added that in Katowice, Ryanair will service 50 percent more passengers than in 2019, and that their number will reach 1.3 million. The increase in Gdansk is planned to reach ca. 15 percent, and the number of passengers will grow to 1.65 million, and in Poznan - passenger traffic serviced by Ryanair will go up by 10 percent to 1.1 million.