Wizz Air expands base fleets in Sofia and Belgrade

A Wizz Air aircraft passes overhead in a blue sky.
David Precious, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – Hungarian ultra-low-cost carrier Wizz Air has announced fleet expansions in both its Sofia and Belgrade bases. The airline has added a seventh fleet aircraft at Sofia Airport and a fourth aircraft at its Belgrade base.

Sofia base fleet and network expansion

On December 20, Wizz Air celebrated the arrival of its 7th aircraft to its base at Sofia Airport. The airline also launched 2 new routes from Sofia to Stockholm and to Hamburg and increased the frequency on 11 of its most attractive routes. 

With the new aircraft, Wizz Air’s fleet in Bulgaria now totals 10 aircraft. Wizz Air welcomed the new aircraft at the departure of the newest Sofia-Hamburg flight.

The announcement also coincided with the launch of the two new routes from Sofia: to the German city of Hamburg and to the capital of Sweden, Stockholm.

This perhaps highlights the airline’s ambitions to develop the Bulgarian market by expanding its network and adding more travel options.

At the joint press conference with Sofia Airport, Wizz Air also announced the increase in the frequency of its flights to 11 Sofia routes.

Passengers now have more choice for travel from the Bulgarian capital to the following exciting destinations: Basel, Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Paris, Valencia, Eindhoven, Geneva, Nice, Memmingen (Munich – West), Barcelona, Tel Aviv.

Wizz Air’s new routes from Sofia are charming European cities worth visiting. With its maritime charm, Hamburg is one of the most beautiful and well-developed large cities in Europe, which impresses with sights with a 1,200-year history.

Stockholm is one of the most beautiful, clean, green and inspiring capitals in the world, offering countless scenic views.

Wizz Air management statement

Commenting of the Sofia base expansion, Evelin Jeckel, Acting Network Officer at Wizz Air, said: 

“This is a significant moment for us, as the expansion of our Sofia base with the 7th aircraft, the launch of two new routes and increased frequency on 11 existing routes brings numerous benefits for Bulgarian passengers, local economy and tourism industry.”

“Bulgaria is the focus market for Wizz Air, and we are constantly striving to both diversify and expand our network and pleased to offer Bulgarian passengers even more affordable travel options.”

“We are grateful to Sofia Airport for our successful cooperation during all these years, which is undoubtedly a key factor for us to be the favourite airline of Bulgarians today.”

“Wizz Air now operates 30 routes from Sofia to 16 countries in Europe and the Middle East, including recently announced flights to the unique Arabian city of Riyadh.”

“We look forward to welcoming passengers on board our young and efficient fleet travelling from the Bulgaria’s capital city to new and existing destinations in Europe and beyond”.

Belgrade fleet expansion

The allocation of one more aircraft to Wizz Air’s Belgrade base has grown the base fleet to four aircraft. The move brings the number of routes from the base to 23, including the launch of flights to from the Serbia’s capital city.

Furthermore, the additional capacity allows Wizz Air to increase the frequency of its flights from the base to Barcelona, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Paris Beauvaris and Rome Fiumicino.

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