New Route of the Day (25 October 2021): Transavia between Paris ORY and Krakow
Transavia launched another new service from Paris ORY when it began 2-weekly service to Krakow on Monday 25 October. This follows the recent introduction of flights to Berlin, Rome FCO, Santiago de Compostela and Stockholm ARN. Flights on the new 1,270-kilometre Polish service will normally operate on Thursdays and Sundays, initially slightly erratically. The route will operate until 14 November and then again from 16 December until 2 January, before finally becoming a regular service from 10 February.
Indirect competition from Air France, easyJet and Ryanair
This new Transavia service, which uses 189-seat 737-800s, will complement Air France’s existing service between Paris CDG and Krakow, which resumed on 3 July 2020 and will operate this winter with between three and four weekly flights using a mix of 76-seat Embraer E170s and 137-seat A319s. This airport-pair is also served by easyJet (since February 2008) with up to two daily flights in November and December. Finally, Ryanair connects Paris BVA with Krakow and is offering 5-weekly flights this winter. The Irish ULCC began operating the route in December 2010. Despite opening a base at Krakow in May 2019, Wizz Air has not yet launched a route to the French capital, although it does serve Nice during the summer with 2-weekly flights.