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New air route to Poland unveiled

A direct flight from Belfast International to the Polish city of Katowice has been announced, bringing to nine the number of new routes secured by the airport this year.

Low-cost operator Wizz Air will start the twice-weekly service next March.

The airline recently announced plans for a flight between Belfast International and Vilnius in Lithuania - a service that will begin operating next April.

Since the start of the year, EasyJet, Jet2, Virgin Atlantic and Thomas Cook have also committed to forthcoming services out of Belfast International to destinations such as Reykjavik, Rome, Prague, Las Palmas, Zante, Orlando and Las Vegas.

Wizz announced the new Belfast to Katowice service as it unveiled wider plans for expanding its operations into Poland.

Chief executive of airline Jozsef Varadi said: "Wizz's ever-expanding network and increasing frequencies on existing routes will certainly attract more passengers travelling on leisure or business."

The airline, which is focused on central and eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 53 Airbus A320 aircraft on more than 300 routes from 18 bases, connecting 102 destinations across 36 countries.

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