The first 6 months saw passenger numbers increase by 25% at Växjö Småland Airport (VXO) in the south of Sweden. Growth has been strong across all segments of the market but the largest increase has come from the new Ryanair route to Gdansk and the inaugural Wizzair route to Tuzla.
“We are delighted with the current growth at the airport and look forward to welcoming Czech Airlines back tomorrow on the summer route to Prague and then next Friday Wizzair will add their 2nd destination to the airport connecting Växjö with Skopje in Macedonia. We have adjusted the current forecast to around 230 000 passengers for calendar year 2017”, says Brett Weihart, GM Aviation Business.
The total number of passengers through the airport in the first 6 months was just over 90 000.
For further information, please contact Brett Weihart at the following:
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Before the first flight to Gdansk has even taken off, Ryanair has decided to extend the schedule making it a year-round destination.
We now have charging stations from CLEVER for passengers who drive electric cars to the airport. The stations feature European standard type 2 outlets but don’t have cables so be sure to bring your own (mode 3).
Wizz Air and Växjö Småland Airport are happy to announce that a second destination will soon be available from Växjö Småland Airport. The new flight will take you to Skopje, Macedonia from Växjö with two departures per week starting mid-July.
Due to a very successful summer 2016, Czech Airlines will once again fly between their home base in the beautiful city of Prague and Växjö in Småland, Sweden. This is 3rd year running Czech Airlines will fly between the two cities.
”We are delighted to once again welcome Czech Airlines back for next summer and their flights between Prague and Växjö. The combination of Thursday and Sunday flights allows for the perfect long weekend/city break destination or a little longer stay if flying out on the Sunday. To be able to offer a world class destination year after year such as Prague is something very special. ” , Ulf Axelsson CEO Växjö Småland Airport.
Flights depart from Växjö in the early afternoon on Thursdays and Sundays allowing for the perfect long weekend product. Tickets are on sale from approximately 2000 SEK for a return trip from Växjö to Prague. From Prague it is also possible to fly to other world class destinations such as Paris or Amsterdam with Czech Airlines or partners using the same ticket and with your baggage checked through to your final destination from Växjö.
Flights are now on sale and bookings can be made on , www.czechairlines.com, www.smalandairport.se or with any Travel Agency.
For more information contact:
Ulf Axelsson, CEO, Växjö Småland Airport
Ryanair announced today the opening of a new route between Växjö Småland Airport and Gdansk in Poland. The inaugural flight is on the 26th of March and the route will be flown twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays.
Växjö Småland Airport CEO Ulf Axelsson said:
“We are extremely happy to see Ryanair now add a 3rd destination from Växjö Småland Airport and this is no doubt a sign of the strong growth in our region. Gdansk and the surrounding areas are already today a popular destination for people from south-eastern Sweden and there are many companies that have considerable travel between our regions. We of course look forward to welcoming many new visitors from Poland to this corner of Sweden whether it be business, holidays or visiting friends and relatives.”
Ryanair’s Arune Jaraite said:
“Ryanair is pleased to announce a new twice weekly Växjö Småland summer service to Gdansk starting from March, which is now on sale on the Ryanair.com website.
Swedish customers can look forward to further improvements in the coming months, including new aircraft interiors, new uniforms and more new routes, under our “Always Getting Better” programme, as we continue to offer so much more than just the lowest fares.
To celebrate our new route we are releasing seats from Växjö Småland to Gdansk from just SEK 189 for travel from between March and May, which are available for booking until midnight Tuesday (20 Sep). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”
Fore more information contact:
Robin Kiely Arune Jaraite Ulf Axelsson, CEO
Ryanair Ltd Ryanair Ltd Växjö Småland Airport
Tel: +353-1-9451949 Tel: +353-1-9451547 +46-70-576 85 10
A flight connection between south-eastern Sweden and the city of Tuzla and surrounding regions has been requested over many years from residents here in the south east of the country. Wizz Air’s announcement to start flying from March 28th, 2017 is fantastic news for the region.
Tamara Vallois, Head of Communications at Wizz Air said: “We are thrilled to be adding a fourth Swedish airport to our low fare WIZZ network of more than 450 routes today. Växjö is becoming our 125th airport with WIZZ operations. From March 2017 people from south-eastern Sweden will have the opportunity to travel to Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina, offering great value for money city break opportunities in one of the most multicultural cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We look forward to a long and fruitful cooperation with Vaxjo Smaland Airport. With fares starting from only SEK 189 we hope that the new route will be welcomed by our travellers and our professional crew looks forward to welcoming the passengers on board of our young fleet with a WIZZ smile.”
Speaking at a press conference in Tuzla today, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “We started our operations in Tuzla in 2013 with the mission of making travel affordable for Bosnia and Herzegovina customers. Since then, we became the airline of choice in the country carrying more than half million passengers on our low fare routes. Basing a second aircraft at our Tuzla base will create more local jobs, stimulate tourism and aviation industry and bring even more low fares and opportunities to Bosnia and Herzegovina. We stay committed to the country and constantly aim at expanding our ever growing network to best meet the needs of the Bosnian traveling public.”
Ulf Axelsson, CEO at Växjö Småland Airport said: “We are delighted that Wizz Air have chosen Växjö Småland Airport as their 4th gateway into Sweden and this flight will offer excellent connections between the regions around Tuzla and the south eastern corner of Sweden. There is a large number of travellers today that make their way between the regions and with the starting up with this new connection if will make it even easier for leisure traffic based around visiting relatives on the one hand and on the other opening up new business and tourism opportunities for both destinations.”
The service will be flown twice weekly on Saturdays and Tuesdays with an early evening arrival into Växjö and then an immediate return to Tuzla arriving later in the evening. The service will be operated using an A320 aircraft with 180 seats onboard. Flight time is estimated to 2hrs and 20 minutes and prices start at an incredible low price of 189 SEK one-way.Tickets are already on sale and can be booked at www.wizzair.com.
For more information please contact:
Ulf Axelsson, CEO Växjö Småland Airport, +46 70-576 85 10
From us at Växjö Småland Airport, we wish you a Happy Easter with Family & Friends!
Beginning June 29, Czech Airlines will fly from Växjö Småland Airport to Prague