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Wizz Air launches Košice-Bristol flights

LOW-cost airline Wizz Air announced the launch of a new air link between Košice and the western English city of Bristol on August 13, the TASR newswire reported on the same day. 

The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air opened a base at the Košice airport.(Source: TASR/Roman Hanc)

The new route will begin operating on October 10, and flights will take place twice a week - on Tuesdays and Saturdays. This will become the eighth regular connection from Košice Airport, adding to existing routes that include London Luton, Doncaster Sheffield and Milan Bergamo.

“We believe that the link with Bristol will give many of our customers from eastern Slovakia the opportunity to discover the southwest of England and will also attract visitors to Slovakia’s second largest city, stimulate tourism and improve business relations between the two countries,” said Wizz Air's communications manager Tamara Mshvenieradze, as quoted by TASR.

According to Karl Dandler, director of Košice Airport, the new air route is another important milestone towards the airport becoming the real gateway to eastern Slovakia.

“Košice Airport, the city of Košice and the whole region have confirmed this potential, so we can appreciate this eighth regular connection from Košice,” said Košice mayor Richard Raši, as quoted by TASR. “It will not only be local travellers and businessmen who will profit from it but also tourists and foreign investors and, in the end, the whole of eastern Slovakia.”

Zdenko Trebuľa, governor of the Košice Self-Governing Region (KSK), welcomes the new air link. He pointed out that the availability of air routes is a key factor for the long-term sustainable economic development of the region.

“We’re working intensively so that some of the large cities in Germany will be added to the list of destinations to which passengers can fly directly from Košice,” Trebuľa said, as quoted by TASR.

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