Airline Review: Sprint Air

Sprint Air is an airline you might not know at all. The airline operates freigth and a couple of passenger services in Poland and also a few international routes. I had the chance to give Sprint Air a try on my flight from Olsztyn to Wroclaw.

Sprint Air is one of the smaller airlines in Europe, just operating a couple of routes, mainly domestic. Yet, the Polish airline also operates services to Berlin in Germany.

  • Airplane: Saab 340
  • Cabin Class: Economy
  • Daytime: Afternoon
  • Food: Snack
  • Seat Pitch: 29 Inch /74 Centimeter)
  • Seat Width: 18 Inch (46 Centimeter)

All passenger flights are operated by Saab 340 airplanes. Thus, I also had the chance to fly with this special plane from Olsztyn (a very small airport in the North-East of Poland) to Wroclaw together with approximately 15 other passengers.

Seating in the Sprint Air Saab 340

First of all, the Saab 340 is an extremely small plane for just 33 to 37 passengers. Plus, the planes operated by Sprint Air are quite old.

Sprint Air Seating

The interior of the Sprint Air Saab 340 is not exactly modern

Thus, the interior is somewhat antique, something you’ll immediately recognize upon boarding. The leather seats are relatively comfortable though.

At the same time, the seat pitch is quite tight, making the airplane not the most comfortable one. Something I like about the Saab 340 is the seat configuration.

Sprint Air Seat Pitch

Seat Pitch in the Sprint Air Saab 340

As the airplane is 1-2 configured, you can always either have a single seat or a double seat depending on your preference. However, you should be aware that you need to check your medium-sized hand luggage when flying Sprint Air as only very small pieces are allowed in the airplane.

Sprint Air Lavatory

The Saab 340 also comes with a small lavatory

Another rather annoying thing is that there are no online boarding passes, which means that you also have to see a check-in agent.

Catering on board Sprint Air

Flying Sprint Air might not be expensive, but is definitely not low-cost. A small piece of luggage is already included in the fare. The same is true for catering.

Sprint Air Catering

Quite a good chocolate bar is served on board

The offerings are rather sparse with just water and a chocolate bar, but I appreciate that they even serve anything on the very short routes they are operating. The flight attendant (there is just one) was very friendly throughout the flight.

Entertainment flying Sprint Air

As you’d expect, entertainment options are quite limited when flying Sprint Air. Yet, I appreciated that there is at least a thin magazine covering some of the destinations of Sprint Air.

However, this one is only in Polish, so might not be helpful for you if you don’t speak the language.

Overall impression of Sprint Air

Sprint Air is a really fun airline flying some rather unusual routes. If you happen to have the chance to fly them, I’d definitely give it a try. I really enjoyed my short flight and would defintiely fly Sprint Air again given that their fares are very reasonable.


5 Comments on “Airline Review: Sprint Air”

    • It was indeed funny. I actually booked the ride just to give it a try. Trying small airlines is definitely something I like doing 🙂

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