New connections to Albania and Tirana, post-holiday promotions and a drop in prices in winter – these are the plans of Ryanair, one of the largest airlines. – In winter, there may be a reduction in ticket prices, which is to encourage passengers to travel in winter – confirms Alicja Wójcik-Gołębiowska, Ryanair’s Country Manager CEE & Baltics in an interview with “Wprost”. What else can Polish travelers count on after their holidays?
The holiday season is underway, but Polish tourists are postponing their trips due to high prices. They hope that after the holidays it may be cheaper. Will they be able to count on any promotional offers?
Alicja Wójcik-Gołębiowska, Country Manager CEE & Baltics, Ryanair: As Ryanair, we offer some of the lowest prices for air tickets. We are constantly trying to meet the expectations and needs of our passengers – our website regularly features sales and promotional offers for flights from Poland. For example, in July we joined the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of the city of Łódź and offered 600 tickets from Łódź with an additional 20% discount. Therefore, we encourage you to visit our website and application regularly so as not to miss any offer.
So you can expect a drop in prices in the autumn and winter season? Or will it be even more expensive due to inflation and persistently high fuel prices?
We want to keep our ticket prices as attractive as possible. The current economic situation, i.e. inflation, raw material prices or wage increases, translates into ticket prices, but we make every effort to ensure that this is as little as possible for passengers. We expect that in the second half of the year, rather in winter, there may be a reduction in ticket prices, which is to encourage passengers to travel in winter.
Can we also count on modern planes to appear at Polish airports?
We are intensively expanding our fleet – this year we signed a contract for the delivery of further Boeing 737 Max – it can be up to 300 machines that are to join our fleet by 2033. At the same time, Boeing is finalizing our previous “Gamechanger” order. Part of both orders will go to Poland, which is currently one of the key markets for Ryanair.
If there will be new planes, maybe there will also be new connections from Polish airports?
This winter, Ryanair will offer connections from all 13 Polish airports where we are present. The full network of winter connections is still being finalized, but several novelties have already appeared in our system, e.g. connection from Poznań and Wrocław to Lisbon, as well as from Łódź to Malaga.
One of the biggest novelties is the launch of connections to and from Albania. This is a completely new direction on the Ryanair map. From Poland in the winter season, you will also be able to go to Tirana from Warsaw-Modlin and Krakow-Balice airports. In the coming weeks, the entire network of winter connections will be finalized and we hope for a few more positive surprises for Polish travelers.