Wizz Air announced today a new route from Varna to Tel Aviv.
The newest Wizz Air service will commence on 21 July and operate with three weekly flights.
Establishing base operations, the company will hire 36 people to be based in Varna as crewmembers for the new aircraft. The recruitment of local crew has already started.
In 2016, Wizz Air became Bulgaria’s leading airline and carried over 1.7 million passengers on its low-fare Bulgarian routes, which represents a 25% growth year over year and supports more than 1300 local jobs in associated industries. This year Wizz Air will have eight aircraft based in Bulgaria, seven in Sofia and one in Varna, employing over 300 customer-oriented crew. Wizz Air now offers 43 Bulgarian routes to 18 countries.
Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said:
“Following the announcement of the 27th Wizz Air base at Varna Airport, we are thrilled to deliver more great news to our Bulgarian customers. Tel Aviv is now available on our low fares from Varna and we are sure customers will enjoy visiting the “city that never sleeps”, which is known for its rich cultural heritage, beautiful beaches, excellent cuisine and bubbling nightlife.”
Yariv Levin, Minister of Tourism of Israel said:
“I welcome the decision of Wizz Air to expand its operations in Israel. The opening of an air route is a further proof of the success of our marketing efforts and that airlines view Israel as a sough-after tourist destination with economic potential. We view Wizz Air as a partner that will help increase the numbers of tourists arriving in Israel and we hope to see additional routes opening soon.”
Ulrich Heppe, Fraport Twin Star’s CEO said:
“Wizz Air already announced five new routes at Varna airport and we are really happy that we receive one more to Tel Aviv. The connection by air is really important for the development of the economy and tourism. This is a great opportunity to travel between Varna and Tel Aviv more convenient and we wish the airline every success!”