Ryanair increases fleet, connections from Kraków Airport

Irish low-cost air carrier Ryanair has announced it is to add a sixth plane to its fleet at Kraków (southern Poland) Airport next summer and add six new connections from that location.

Among the new destinations announced from Kraków are: Bari, Berlin Tegel, Catania, Copenhagen, Rimini and Thessaloniki. They join earlier-announced new destinations: Amman, Bordeaux, Hamburg, Kiev, Lviv and Szczecin (northern Poland). The frequency of existing flights will also be increased to Alicante, Brussels Charleroi, Kiev and London Stansted.

Kraków Airport President Radosław Włoszek stated that the development of the connections network from the airport is confirmation of its tourist and business potential as well as a stimulus for further investment in work places in the southern Polish Małopolskie province.

Ryanair has been active in Kraków since 2005 and in 2013 established a base there. It currently has five aircraft at the airport. During the period the Irish airline has been used by over 20 million people.

Kraków Airport is Poland's second biggest in terms of the number of passengers serviced, after Warsaw's Chopin, and the biggest regional airport. Last year it serviced more than 5.8 million passengers and this year the figure is expected to exceed 6 million.