Traffic on these 2 routes is being held back by LOT’s high fare monopoly. LOT’s lowest fare on the Gdansk route is 167zl (€40), and on the Wroclaw route its 178zl (€42). Ryanair’s flights from Warsaw to Gdansk and Wroclaw will go on sale on 1 Nov next at fares which are nearly half of LOT’s lowest fares, thereby saving Polish passengers millions of PLN’s annually.
Ryanair will operate these 2 domestic routes to Gdansk and Wroclaw with its new Boeing 737 aircraft, which will provide more seats, better prices, better punctuality and better customer service than high-fare LOT.
In Warsaw Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said, “We have been pleased with the surge in bookings since we announced the return of Ryanair’s flights to Warsaw Modlin on Monday 30th Sept in just 5 day’s time. In 2014 Ryanair will operate more than 30 routes to/from Warsaw Modlin and we expect our traffic to grow to 1.5m passengers to/from Modlin in 2014.
We have no doubt that Warsaw Modlin’s location (just 38kms from the centre of Warsaw) allied to its low cost base, cheap car parking and easy bus transfers, will make it the airport of choice for passengers flying on Ryanair’s first two Polish domestic routes from Gdansk and Wroclaw to Warsaw.
In the last two years Ryanair has grown to be Poland’s No. 1 airline carrying more passengers than LOT. These first two domestic routes will deliver significantly lower air fares for Polish consumers, and finally free them from LOT’s high fares on domestic routes.”