Air Polonia low-cost airline and flight news

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March 8th, 2005

Air Polonia to fly once more?

The Warsaw Business Journal this morning revealed that a buy-out deal looks likely for Air Polonia, the Polish low-cost airline which was grounded at the end of last year due to lack of funds.

The rumoured deal is for an American investor to take a 100% stake in the company.

December 14th, 2004

centralwings – a new low cost carrier for Europe!

While the bankruptcy of Air Polonia is still unclear, today we learn that a new low-cost carrier – centralwings – will launch next year, backed by Polish state airline LOT.

centralwings will use 3 bases in Poland, Warsaw, Krakow and Katowice. They will commence flights to London (Gatwick) from Warsaw and Krakow on 01 February 2005.

They will then begin the roll-out of their summer timetable during March – May. This will include routes between Warsaw and Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi), Lisbon, Malta, Girona, Prague, Nuremberg, Catania, from Krakow to Rome (Ciampino) and from Katowice to Cologne-Bonn and Hanover.

December 6th, 2004

Air Polonia suspension confirmed

Air Polonia have confirmed that they did indeed suspend flights on Sunday and are not taking any further bookings. They remain hopeful of finding an injection of capital in order to keep the airline alive.

In the meantime, those stranded can rebook with either Sky Europe or Wizz Air (where the airlines cover the respective routes) for free, they just need to pay the taxes on the flights.

December 5th, 2004

Air Polonia ceases operation?

A press release on the Sky Europe web site suggests that Polish low-cost carrier Air Polonia will suspend flying today, Sunday 05 December. Sky Europe are offering to carry ‘stranded’ Air Polonia passengers for free (if they pay taxes and charges).

There has been no official announcement from Air Polonia about grounding flights, however their web site is currently generating errors if you try to book a flight.

September 19th, 2004

World Low Cost Airlines Congress

This week, on 21 and 22 September, we will be attending and reporting from World Low Cost Airlines Congress in London. Speakers include Michael O’Leary (Ryanair), Ray Webster (easyJet) and a number of other speakers and panelists from European budget airlines including bmibaby, Hapag-Lloyd Express, Air Polonia, Sky Europe, FlyMe, Wizz Air and Sterling.

We hope to be able to bring you some up-to-the-minute information from the conference. In the meantime, we’re getting very near to being able to launch the newly revamped cheap0.com, keep watching this space.

September 7th, 2004

Air Polonia Winter Season

For the Winter season 2004/05, it seems Air Polonia are moving some routes to cheaper airports. Flights from Warsaw will go to Paris (Beauvais), instead of Charles de Gaulles, and flights to Rome will go to Ciampino instead of Fiumicino.

In addition, Air Polonia will begin flying a new daily route between Warsaw and Stockholm (Skavsta) on 31 October 2004, as their winter season begins.

May 28th, 2004

Hapag-Lloyd Express and Air Polonia announce code share

Hapag-Lloyd Express and Air Polonia have announced a code share on the routes from Warsaw to Frankfurt (Hahn) and from Katowice to Cologne-Bonn.

This is further evidence of the growing trend towards route sharing and partnering amongst budget airlines in Europe. Both routes are currently operated by Air Polonia.

April 24th, 2004

New Volareweb routes to Poland

Volareweb have announced that they are to begin flying to Poland from June 2004. They will code-share their flights with Air Polonia. The routes include Warsaw to Milan (Malpensa), Venice and Rome (Fiumicino). In addition, they will fly from Rome (Fiumicino) to Krakow, adding Krakow to the budget airline map of Europe!

April 13th, 2004

New Warsaw – Rome route

Today, Air Polonia announced a new route (their first to Italy), beginning 1 June, from their base in Warsaw to Rome (Fiumicino).

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