Passengers left Yorkshire last week on the first Wizz Air flight from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Lublin.

The new route is the tenth destinations on offer from the ultra-low-cost carrier from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

The new three times weekly flights from Doncaster to Lublin will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with lead in fares £15.49 one way.

Chris Harcombe, head of aviation development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “We were delighted to welcome passengers flying on this inaugural flight to Lublin.

“Our relationship with Wizz continues to go from strength to strength and it is great to see them expanding their offering to Yorkshire passengers with this new route.”

Lublin is the largest Polish city east of the Vistula River and has been called the ‘Gate to the East’ and is referred to by some tourists as ‘little Krakow’.  Lublin has historic architecture and a unique ambiance, especially in the Old Town.

With many theatres and museums and a professional orchestra, the Lublin Philharmonic, the old buildings and ruins, create magic and unique atmosphere.  Lublin’s Old Town has cobbled streets and traditional architecture.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is Wizz Air’s second largest UK base and the only one in Yorkshire. The airport now operates a total of 33 Wizz Air flights per week to ten destinations including Bucharest in Romania, and Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw in Poland.

“With the new Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) on track to connect the M18 to the airport, we believe demand in European destinations will continue to increase,” added Chris.

Wizz Air recently announced that they have carried 18 million passengers in the rolling 12 month period to August 2015. This is a 20 percent increase year on year.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport offers flights to over 30 destinations. For more information, please visit www.robinhoodairport.com.

Flights and packages to European cities are now available at www.wizzair.com.