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Formed in 2000. Also operates air taxi and general aviation services. Domestic, regional, and international, scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo, jet airplane services.
Al Krakowka 110/114
PL-02-256 Warsaw, Poland
Poland (Republic of Poland) was established in 1918. It covers an area of 312,683 km. Its official language is Polish. The population is 40M. The capital is Warsaw. The acting political head is Aleksander Kwasnievski, President.
(T: 48 22 650-1138; 48 22 650-1371). (FAX: 48 22 650-1139).
August 2002: AN-28 (1AJ006-11, SP-FHR) delivery.
December 2002: 2 orders (3/03) 737-4Q8 (2653-26306; 3009-28202), 170 PAX, ex-Pegasus(PGS)/Oman Air (OMR), (ILF) 5 year leased.
March 2003: (http://www.airpolonia.com.pl).
737-4Q8 (2653-26306, SP-KPI), (ILF) leased.
April 2003: Started operations.
July 2003: (http://www.airpolonia.com.pl). SITA: WAWAPXH.
October 2003: Is considering operating low-fare scheduled services, possibly under a new brand name, "Wizz Air" (WZZ) from Rzeszow to Germany and the UK (737-400's).
November 2003: Will start low-fare operations in 12/03, using its 737-400's under its own name. Until then has only operated charter & cargo services.
December 2003: Launches 1st low-cost passenger service in the Polish market with Warsaw to Gdansk (9/week) and Wroclaw (2/weekday). Initial cross-border service starts with Warsaw-London Stansted (6/week). Plans include Katowice to London (3/week) and Poznan to London (2/week). In 2004, plans to add service to Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Rome, and Madrid.
February 2004: In 3/04, Katawice/Warsaw-Charleroi. Gdansk-London (STN) (2/week).
March 2004: Warsaw-Paris (CDG) (4/week). In 4/04, Warsaw-Hahn (2/week). Katowice-Cologne/Bonn (2/week). In 6/04, Katowice-Wroclaw (2/week). Adds service to Madrid and Rome.
In 5/04, code share with VolareWeb.com (VLR), Warsaw to Venice and Rome, with Milan-Warsaw and Krakow-Rome, at a later date.
In 5/04, Poland and 9 other Eastern European and Baltic states will become members of the (EU), and thus will have to adopt the (EU)'s 3rd package of deregulation.
(FAA) Safety Oversight upgrades Poland to Category 1.
April 2004: Brussels South Charleroi to Katowice (3/week). Code share with VolareWeb (VLR), Warsaw-Paris (CDG).
(T: +48 22 3320 80-803). (FAX: +48 22 3320960-61).
737-322 (CFM56-3C1) (1836-24659), GOAL leased.
May 2004: Code share with Hapag Lloyd Express (HAP), Hahn-Warsaw and Cologne/Bonn-Katowice.
June 2004: Katowice-Poznan-Charleroi (2/week).
July 2004: In 10/04, Bydgoszcz-London (Stansted) (weekly). In 11/04, Szczecin-London Stansted (2/week).
August 2004: 737-300, Fischer Air (FIH) wet-leased to cover for an airplane in for a maintenance check.
September 2004: In 10/04, Warsaw-Stockholm Skavsta (737, daily).
October 2004: Becomes 12th member of European Low Fares Airlines Association.
Warsaw-Beauvais, Rome (CIA) (daily).
L-410UVP (892319, SP-TXA), delivery.
December 2004: Suspends operations.
737-322 (24659, SP-KPL), returned to GOAL leasing.