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Wizz Air has operated its first flights between Glasgow Airport and the Polish cities of Warsaw and Gdansk.

Central and Eastern Europe’s largest low-cost, low-fare airline announced in January that it would be moving its Scottish operation to Glasgow Airport after operating at Prestwick Airport since 2006.

Passengers on the inaugural service to the capital city Warsaw were treated to a spread of Polish delicacies at the departure gate.

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Wizz Air now offers twice-weekly flights from Scotland to Warsaw on Fridays and Mondays, and the Baltic Sea resort of Gdansk on Thursdays and Sundays.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, added: “We are thrilled to welcome Wizz Air on board which is yet more good news for Glasgow Airport. Not only will it provide our customers with greater choice, it will further strengthen our connectivity with some of Europe’s major cities and it means we can add Poland to our long list of destinations after an absence of more than 15 years.”

Stijn Vandermoere, Head of Network Development & Scheduling, said: “Our popular low fares have strongly grown our business in 4 UK airports and we’re already the number two airline at one of London’s main airports. We believe there is also significant growth potential in Scotland and our move to Glasgow International Airport is a step towards future passenger and route growth.”

Wizz Air commenced its pan-European low-cost operations in 2004 and has since grown to offer over 250 low-fare routes across 30 countries connecting 84 destinations.

In the UK, Wizz Air offers 37 routes at very low fares.The company’s aim is to make flying on the West-East axis more affordable, as well as to provide a new travel experience to all travellers in Europe.

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