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Wizz Air, the fastest growing and greenest airline in Europe, is basing another aircraft at its modern base in Varna.

From today, July 24, 8 new routes will start from Varna to Athens, Barcelona, Brussels, Salzburg, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden, Hanover, in addition to Prague, which was introduced on July 17.

In order to celebrate the festive occasion, the Varna Airport team and the Wizz Air cabin crew welcomed the first flight from Athens.


From Varna, an Airbus A320 will serve a total of 21 routes in 12 countries. The current 4 year-round routes from Varna to Germany will become 8 to include: Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Hamburg, Memmingen, Frankfurt, Hanover, and Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden.

Being the largest tourist market for the Varna region, Germany is also the country that is home to the largest Bulgarian population abroad. One of the advantages of the newly introduced 9 destinations is the connectivity they offer. Destination Frankfurt Hahn provides quick access not only to an array of cities in West Germany, but also to Belgium, Luxembourg, and France; Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden provides convenient connections to France and Switzerland, and Brussels Charleroi to France and Luxembourg.

 

Ulrich Heppe, Chief Executive Officer of Fraport Bulgaria: "The decision of the Wizz Air team to expand their presence in Varna is great news for the airport and the additional 9 new year-round destinations is a real accomplishment for us. The nice selection of 21 year-round routes from Varna Airport at attractive prices, presents many wonderful opportunities not only for travelers who wish to discover the beautiful, rich cultural heritage of these renowned European cities, but also for all Bulgarians who work, study or live abroad.“


Tickets for new destinations are already on sale at great prices on wizzair.com and on the mobile application of the airline. Wizz Air is actively engaged in the Bulgarian market and sea capital, offering even more attractive services at reasonable prices for its local passengers.


Varna Airport – Flying Start in July

As a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, from the beginning of the year to now, more than 277,000 passengers have passed through Varna Airport, which is a decline of over 70%. 

However, the arrival of summer is having a positive impact on traffic development at the seaside airport with passenger growth of more than 224% in the first half of July, compared same period in June.

Just under 12,500 passengers have passed through Varna airport in the first 15 days of June, while during the same period in July, the number of passengers has grown dramatically to over 40,000. 

The number of flights has also increased by 47% in the first two weeks of July – from 156 aircraft movements in the first week of the month to 230 the following week.

A sharp increase in passengers of 68% has also been noticed from week 27 to week 28 of the calendar year. Over 100 charter flights to 5 countries have been processed at Varna airport up to present, with another 500 planned until the end of the season.

Currently, Varna airport connects the city with 35 destinations in 16 countries.

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