Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and the leading airline of Bulgaria today announced further capacity expansion to its Varna network, allocating an additional Airbus A320 aircraft, adding 6 new routes and updating the frequencies of some of the airline’s existing routes.

The new Airbus A320 will be joining Wizz Air's Varna fleet in July 2019, representing a further investment of over USD 100 million* by WIZZ in Bulgaria, and will create 35 additional direct local jobs with the airline. With the arrival of the new aircraft in Varna Wizz Air's Bulgarian fleet will grow to a total of 9 aircraft, with 2 based in Varna and 7 in Sofia. The fleet growth will increase Wizz Air's capacity in Bulgaria further by 14% year on year, manifesting in both new routes and frequency updates.

Starting in July 2019, the newest Wizz Air routes will connect Varna with three exciting German cities. The beautiful port town of Hamburg, Cologne the gothic gem and the remarkable cultural hub Berlin are all among the airline’s newest direct routes from Varna. The romantic vibes of Paris, the exciting Mersey-side in Liverpool and the historical harbors and the colorful creativity in Copenhagen are now available for passengers travelling from Varna at Wizz Air’s genuinely low fares.

Wizz Air’s first Varna flight took off in 2007 and since then, the airline has become the leading carrier at Varna Airport. In the first eleven months of 2018, WIZZ carried over 400,000 passengers on its low fare routes to and from Varna representing 48% year on year growth, while more than 2.8 million passengers to and from Bulgaria, which represents 17% increase compared to 2017. Throughout the country, Wizz Air’s operations this year will support more than 2,000 jobs** in associated industries. With this announcement WIZZ now offers more than 500,000 seats on its 14 routes from Varna, while in total more than 3 million seats on 49 services to and from Bulgaria in 2019, as it aims to create more opportunities for Bulgarian travellers and their visitors to enjoy low fares and outstanding travel experience.

WIZZ now offers 49 routes from three Bulgarian airports to 18 countries. Tickets for the new routes are already on sale and can be booked from as low as BGN 19.99*** on wizzair.com.

Andras Rado, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: “We are delighted to celebrate yet another important milestone at Varna Airport. Today’s announcement underlines our commitment to Bulgaria, a market we have been devoted to for more than twelve years. Wizz Air’s new aircraft arrives on 1 July 2019 to Varna, creating 35 additional jobs directly with Wizz Air. Starting next year we will offer six new and exciting direct connections to some of the most exciting European cities. We are sure that our Bulgarian customers will love the convenient schedule of our flights, the easy online booking system at wizzair.com and the wide selection of options to tailor-make the travel experience to each traveller’s needs. Our continuous growth in Bulgaria strengthens Wizz Air’s commitment to the country, the city and the airport of Varna, as well as stimulate the tourism and hospitality industries in Bulgaria.”