Links with Poland could boost North East business

Links with Poland could boost North East business

Three new routes to Poland could provide a range of exporting opportunities for North East businesses.

Ryanair has further expanded its Newcastle winter 2016 schedule, adding new routes to Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw. 

Poland has become one of Europe’s most dynamic economies in recent years, with a strong demand for UK goods and services, as well as being the 19th largest export market for the UK with exports work £3.83bn each year.

Located at the crossroads of European trade and transport routes, Poland offers an entry point to other central and Eastern European countries, as well as emerging markets further east.

With a huge domestic market of over 38 million consumers and English becoming increasingly spoken, Poland is a strong contender when it comes to UK trade.

Main UK exports to the country include electromechanically products, chemicals and mechanical devices.

David Laws, chief executive at Newcastle International Airport, said: “Poland is a vibrant country with a host of attractions on offer and we expect these flights to Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw to be extremely popular, offering our passengers even more choice and availability from Newcastle Airport.”

The three new routes bring the total number winter 2016 of routes from Ryanair up to eight, including Lanzarote and Tenerife, which will bring in 400,000 customers p.a. and support 300 jobs at Newcastle Airport.