Ryanair today announced its first two Polish domestic routes from March 2014, with daily flights from Warsaw Modlin to Gdansk and Wroclaw. Traffic on these 2 routes is being held back by LOT’s high fare monopoly.

LOT’s lowest fare on the Gdansk route is 167zl (€40), and on the Wroclaw route its 178zl (€42). Ryanair’s flights from Warsaw to Gdansk and Wroclaw will go on sale on 1 Nov next at fares which are nearly half of LOT’s lowest fares, thereby saving Polish passengers millions of PLN’s annually.

Ryanair will operate these 2 domestic routes to Gdansk and Wroclaw with its new Boeing 737 aircraft, which will provide more seats, better prices, better punctuality and better customer service than high-fare LOT.

“We have no doubt that Warsaw Modlin’s location (just 38kms from the centre of Warsaw) allied to its low cost base, cheap car parking and easy bus transfers, will make it the airport of choice for passengers flying on Ryanair’s first two Polish domestic routes from Gdansk and Wroclaw to Warsaw.

In the last two years Ryanair has grown to be Poland’s No. 1 airline carrying more passengers than LOT. These first two domestic routes will deliver significantly lower air fares for Polish consumers, and finally free them from LOT’s high fares on domestic routes.” – said Michael O’Leary.