Wizz Air today announced new service from Budapest to Sofia, beginning 1 November.
With the new routes, Wizz Air now offers low fare flights from Budapest to 48 destinations in 23 countries and flights from Sofia to 29 destinations in 15 countries. Wizz Air is also expanding its base fleet in both cities to continue to serve growing passenger numbers. Sofia will get its sixth base aircraft in March, while the fleet in Budapest will grow to 10 aircraft by this summer.
Networkwide, Wizz Air saw a 22 percent increase in the number of passengers carried in 2015, up to 19.2 million from 15.8 million in 2014. The number of passengers in Bulgaria topped 1.36 million in 2015 while 2.9 million passengers passed through Hungary’s two base airports in Budapest and Debrecen.
Other new routes announced recently from Sofia include Cologne, Naples, Bari, Geneva, Munich Memmingen, Alicante, Hamburg/Lubeck, Bristol, Oslo, and Birmingham. From Budapest, recently announced new routes include Reykjavik, Glasgow, Liverpool, Ibiza, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Baku and Nice.
Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air said: “We are very excited to be offering this new route between Sofia and Budapest to serve customers looking for low-cost, direct access for business or leisure travel, or to visit families in the community. In both Hungary and Bulgaria, in fact across Europe, more and more people are looking to WIZZ as their airline of choice due our very low fares, expanding route network and friendly, professional onboard service.”