Polish charter airline Silesian Air is to relaunch as a low-cost carrier under the name GetJet.

Operating from Silesian's Katowice base in southern Poland, GetJet plans to start operations in October with daily services to London (either Stansted or Luton), Paris (Orly or Beauvais) and Rome.

It aims to launch with two 174-seat Airbus A320s, and hopes eventually to operate eight A320s.

Expansion plans include services to Brussels and Milan, as well as points in Scandinavia and Germany from Katowice, Gdansk and Poznan in Poland.

GetJet, which amassed debts as Silesian, will face competition from other Polish low-cost operators. These include Air Polonia, which plans to start scheduled services from Rzeszow in Poland to London and Germany with two Boeing 737s, and Wroclaw-based Dream Air, which is planning European operations.

Source: Flight International