After authorities of Warsaw's airport announced they will close and demolish Etiuda ramshackle terminal early next spring, suddenly a low-cost carrier appeared as the one intending to save it.
At a conference few months ago, CEO of Wizz Air Jozsef Varadi, complained about the poor passengers service conditions at the Etiuda terminal. However, the decision about closing of low-cost Etiuda, means all low-cost carriers will be moved to Warsaw airport's terminal 1 & 2, meaning that the service fee will rise from 30 to 60 zl. But the arrivals of low-cost carriers were operated also in the regular terminals.
Anyway, the fees will have to affect the ticket prices. And Wizz Air CEO, even proclaims an end to the era of low-cost flying from Warsaw. The final line is to withdraw the operations from Warsaw. Wizz Air underscores that no alternative was given to the LCCs, when announcing Etiuda's closing. For five years nothing has been done to construct an airport in Modlin, which could serve as Warsaw's secondary airport and could prove perfect for LCCs.
On its website Wizz Air even posted a petition for the passengers, who can sign a letter to the Minister of Infrastructure.
In Mr. Varadi's opinion, by closing Etiuda Polish Airports State Enterprise (which owns Warsaw's airport) is trying to support financially troubled Polish Airlines LOT, which lost several million in its low-cost subsidiary Centralwings, which finally moved to charter flights.