The Irish low-cost airline, Ryanair, has registered its own charter airline called Ryanair Sun in in Poland. The charter airline will begin operating flights in summer 2018, the CFTS reports.
According to the Rynek Lotniczy publication, Ryanair Sun was registered on 13 July 2017 with a statutory capital of PLN 100,000 (UAH 720,000).
Ryanair Sun will have a fleet of five Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The carrier is currently recruiting staff. The airline has not yet announced the destinations to which it will operate flights.
As reported, Ryanair’s CEO Michael O'Leary said in February this year that the airline might enter the Polish market of charter flights. According to him, the number of passengers on charter flights will increase from 3 million to 6-7 million after Ryanair enters the market. "The number of seats will increase to 6-7 million passengers when we enter this market, but it will be twice or more than twice cheaper," said O'Leary.
Three companies currently control the market of charter flights in Poland: Enter Air (32.9%), Travel Service (28.3%), and Small Planet Airlines (24.8%). The Polish national carrier, LOT, also performs charter flights under the LOT Charters brand.