Central and Eastern Europe’s leading low-cost carrier and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, Wizz Air, will begin operations at Scotland’s Edinburgh Airport from December.

Wizz has confirmed four routes to popular European city break destinations including Warsaw and Gdansk in Poland, Budapest in Hungary and Bucharest in Romania.

With flights already offered between Aberdeen and Gdansk, as well as Glasgow to Budapest and Katowice, the Hungarian carrier now operates seven routes from Scotland to Eastern European cities. It now has 360,000 seats on sale on its Scottish routes, representing 240% year-on-year growth.

“We are delighted to be welcoming Wizz air to Edinburgh and adding four new routes to the destinations map at Scotland’s busiest airport,” said Gordon Dewar, CEO of Edinburgh Airport. “We know there is a large Polish diaspora within our neighbouring communities in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, but we also know people in Scotland have a thirst for travel so having Wizz onboard at Edinburgh is very exciting for us. Offering choice to our passengers is what we aim to do as it is that choice which enriches our knowledge of other countries and cultures while also taking Scotland to the world. Tourism plays such a crucial role in Scotland’s economy and it’s important that we look to broaden our horizons in the most sustainable way possible and demonstrate the fantastic offering that our country has.”

Owain Jones, MD, Wizz Air UK said: “We’re delighted to announce more opportunities for our Scottish customers to experience Wizz Air’s low-fares on new routes connecting Edinburgh with some of Central and Eastern Europe’s most dynamic cities, flying on-board one of Europe’s youngest, most efficient aircraft fleets.

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