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Polish no frills airline Centralwings cuts number of destinations

25 March 2008

Centralwings, the low-cost arm of the Polish national airline carrier LOT, which noted significant losses last year is now cancelling dozens of unprofitable flights, Gazeta Wyborcza writes.

Since April 1 Centralwings will serve only one route from the mid-western Polish city of Poznań to Rome. The connections to Paris and Edinburgh will be put on hold. New flights to Amsterdam and Manchester which were supposed to take off in April were cancelled.

source: Polish Market

Centralwings flies into troubles

5 March 2008

Centralwings, the low-cost airline owned by LOT flag carrier had PLN 73m of EBIT loss in 2007, up from PLN 65m a year earlier.

“‘This was supposed to be our last year in the red. We estimated that the losses would amount to PLN 35m. Unfortunately, market conditions deteriorated substantially and our costs grew by 13.4 percent’”, Waldemar Krolikowski, Centralwings CEO explained.

He pointed out that the market is consolidating. Irish Ryanair has acquired AirLingus. In Germany, the consolidation of Eurowings, Germanwings and TUI has already started. The CEO believes that Centralwings won’t be able to operate alone.


Shannon to Katowice

11 April 2007

The Polish low-cost airline, Centralwings, has commenced a new scheduled flight between Shannon and Katowice. It has also introduced a new, twice-weekly service from Cork to Warsaw.

Prices start from 4.99euro each way, excluding one single fixed passenger charge of 24euro,.89 cent which includes tax. There is a 20 per cent discount for children aged between 2 – 16 years old, and infants under the age of two, travel free.


Wizz Air rescues stranded Centralwings passengers again

16 October 2006

Wizz Air, the largest low fare – low cost airline in Poland offers free tickets to Centralwings passengers whose flights to and from Cologne were cancelled.

Passengers stranded as a consequence of Centralwings’ cancelling its Katowice-Cologne and Wroclaw-Cologne routes, can re-book on Wizz Air’s Katowice-Cologne or Wroclaw-Dortmund flights. On these routes Wizz Air increased the number of free seats offered (only taxes and charges equivalent to PLN 77 / EUR 19.98 to be paid) and extended the booking period until Oct 23, 2006. Wizz Air continues to be the leading carrier between South Poland and the Ruhr region with more than two flights daily.