MANCHESTER, England, February 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Airport Strategy & Marketing (ASM), a UBM Aviation brand, revealed today its role in helping the new Warsaw Modlin Airport (Warsaw, Poland) land its second major scheduled airline, Ryanair. The announcement came just one week after Wizz Air had announced its intention to base four A320 aircraft at the new airport as part of their development plans in Poland and the region.
The commitments made by Ryanair and Wizz Air will deliver a combined 2 million passengers per year for Warsaw Modlin Airport. These agreements mark the largest ever route success for ASM on behalf of one of its airport clients and indeed for any consultancy in the area of air service development.
Earlier today, Ryanair announced at a press conference in Warsaw that it would open 8 routes from Warsaw to Brussels, Budapest, Dublin, London, Milan, Oslo, Rome and Stockholm as soon as Warsaw's new Modlin airport opens on 16 July 2012. The airline estimates that these eight new routes will deliver at least 700,000 passengers per year for the airport.
Wizz Air had announced on 1 February that it planned to handle more than 1.25 million passengers from Warsaw Modlin in the first year, serving 19 Destinations.
"Ryanair and Wizz Air are two key players in European aviation, and for the two of them to give such a strong commitment to Warsaw Modlin Airport underlines the potential for the Polish capital's new gateway" said Tony Griffin, Senior Vice President ASM. "ASM is delighted to have played its part in making these agreements happen. It really shows our team at its most effective, helping negotiate and deliver new routes on behalf of our airport clients".
Just 35km north of the centre of Warsaw Modlin Airport is due to open in July 2012. More information on ASM's services can be found at http://www.asm-global.com.
Notes to Editors:
Airport Strategy & Marketing (ASM), established in 1993, is the only dedicated specialist consultancy in the field of route development for airports.
ASM contracted with Warsaw Modlin Airport in April 2011 to bring to fruition the concept of a second Warsaw airport. Working with the airport management team to research and develop an ambitious route development strategy, ASM has been pivotal in the negotiations that will help establish Modlin Airport as a key European Low Cost Carrier hub.
For more information on ASM's global airport solutions visit http://www.asm-global.com.
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