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Air Polonia
Air Polonia-logo.PNG
IATA
4P
ICAO
APN
Callsign
AIR POLONIA
Founded 2001
Ceased operations 5 December 2004
Hubs Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport
Focus cities
Fleet size 6
Destinations 28
Headquarters Warsaw, Poland
Key people
Website www.airpolonia.com

Air Polonia was the first privately owned low-cost airline in Poland with its headquarters in Warsaw and its largest operations base at Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport. On 5 December 2004 Air Polonia ceased operations due to financial difficulties.

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History

Air Polonia was created in 2001 and quickly gained popularity. It started low-cost operations on 8 December 2003 using its Boeing 737-400s offering flights from Warsaw to Wrocław, London Stansted and Gdańsk, Katowice to London Stansted and Poznań to London Stansted.

Air Polonia's marketing campaigns targeted above all LOT but also non-Polish airlines flying to Poland such as British Airways or other no-frills airlines such as Germanwings. It is also speculated that Air Polonia's growing popularity altered Ryanair's expansion into Poland.

Revival of Air Polonia

In January 2005, it was announced that Air Polonia was planning to resume operations with three Boeing 737-400s, but as of May 2009 it has yet to do this.

Destinations

Two Air Polonia Boeing 737's at London Stansted Airport, England. (2004)
An Air Polonia Boeing 737-400 landing at Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport, Poland. (2004)

Air Polonia served 2 destinations in Africa and 26 in Europe during operations and operated various cargo routes on behalf of TNT Airways. The destinations served were as followed (not routes operated for TNT Airways):

List of Destinations
City Airport Notes
Africa
 Egypt
Sharm el-Sheikh Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport
 Tunisia
Monastir Monastir - Habib Bourguiba International Airport
Europe
 Belgium
Brussels Brussels South Charleroi Airport
 France
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport
 Germany
Cologne/Bonn Cologne Bonn Airport
Hahn Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn
 Greece
Athens Athens International Airport
 Italy
Rome Ciampino Airport
 Latvia
Riga Riga International Airport
 Malta
Luqa Malta International Airport
 Poland
Bydgoszcz Bydgoszcz Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport
Gdánsk Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport Focus City
Katowice Katowice International Airport Focus City
Poznań Poznań-Ławica Airport
Szczecin Szczecin-Goleniów "Solidarność" Airport
Warsaw Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport Hub
Wrocław Copernicus Airport Wrocław Focus City
 Spain
Málaga Malaga Airport
Madrid Barajas Airport
Palma de Mallorca Palma de Mallorca Airport
Seville San Pablo Airport
 Portugal
Faro Faro Airport
 Spain  Canary Islands
Tenerife Reina Sofia Airport
 Sweden
Stockholm Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
Stockholm-Skavsta Airport
 United Kingdom  England
London London Stansted Airport
Manchester Manchester Airport

Fleet

Air Polonia Fleet before closure
Aircraft Total Routes
Boeing 737-300 2 Short-Medium haul
Boeing 737-400 2 Short-Medium haul
Let L-410 UVP-E 2 Domestic
Total 6

Incidents and accidents

Air Polonia had a good safety record which never had any major incidents or accidents throughout their time of operation, from 8 December 2003 to 5 December 2004.

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