Wizzing past the million mark at Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster

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EASTERN European airline Wizz Air has passed the million passengers mark with its services from Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster.

Since starting at Doncaster Sheffield Airport in September 2006 with three weekly services to Katowice in Poland, Wizz Air now operates 18 flights a week to offer six destinations, including Vilnius in Lithuania, Gdansk, Warsaw, Poznan and Wroclaw as well as Katowice in Poland.

Football fans recently took advantage of the airline’s flights from the airport to host cities across Poland for Euro 2012.

Steve Gill, Doncaster Sheffield Airport director, said: “We are delighted more than a million people have travelled from the airport with Wizz Air.

“The popularity of services to Central and Eastern Europe have exceeded our expectations and are a real success story which is fantastic.

“There is a significant Central and Eastern European population in the Yorkshire and North Midlands region dating back to the 1940s and we’re always looking to broaden the choice of destinations to this part of the world.”

Wizz Air has also recently celebrated its eighth birthday. Daniel de Carvalho, Corporate Communications Manager of Wizz Air, said: “We are thrilled to have reached such a milestone of passenger numbers from Doncaster Sheffield airport. Our Yorkshire routes are increasingly popular with business travellers and tourists alike. We pride ourselves on delivering great customer service combined with very low fares.”