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Small Planet Airlines Sp. z o. o. became the number-one carrier in the charter market in Poland, according to the data of the Polish Civil Aviation Authority (ULC). The leisure charter carrier has outrun the previous market leader Enter Air by the number of passengers transferred from Polish airports on both domestic and international routes in 2017.
Last year Small Planet Airlines transported 1.22 million passengers, an increase of 39% compared to 2016 (877 524 passengers). The company’s share of the charter market in Poland increased from 24% to almost 30%.
- Small Planet Airlines – 1 222 709 passengers transferred, market share 29.97% *
- Enter Air – 1 122 112 passengers transferred, market share 27.50% *
- Travel Service – 1 067 064 passengers transferred, market share 26.15% *
“Small Planet Airlines commenced operations in 2008 with only two old Boeing B737s in its fleet. Today we carry 8 times more passengers per year with a fleet that is 10 times as big.
We are very glad to be announced as the leader in the Polish charter market, especially after being awarded as the best Charter Airline in Poland for two years in a row. The biggest ‘thank you’ goes to our passengers and partners for choosing us and showing trust”, says Jarosław Jeschke, CEO of Small Planet Airlines Poland.
Operating 4 AOCs (in Poland, Lithuania, Germany, and Cambodia), leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines transferred 2,7 million passengers in 2017. The airline is planning to fly 240 routes from 15 European bases in Summer 2018, growing its European fleet to 28 aircraft – 20 Airbus A320s and 8 Airbus A321s. The Polish subsidiary operates 11 aircraft.