Fraport Twin Star Airport Management
Wizz Air, the fastest growing airline in Europe and the leading airline in Bulgaria, celebrated today the opening of its base in Bourgas, the third one in Bulgaria. The base will be seasonal one as the airline will base 1 Airbus A320 aircraft at Bourgas airport between June and September 2021. With the establishment of this new base, Wizz Air now offers a total of 16 exciting routes from the seaside city, as 10 of them are completely new ones to start in June 2021. Seats on all Bourgas routes are already on sale and can be booked on
Today’s establishment of Wizz Air’s 3rd base in the country further reinforces the airline’s commitment to Bulgaria and to providing passengers with more exciting, safe, and affordable travel opportunities. The Bourgas network expansion will also support Bulgaria’s economic development by effectively ramping up its tourism sector through connecting Bourgas with these destinations, allowing passengers to directly fly to Bulgaria’s seaside this summer, and creating new direct and indirect jobs.
Wizz Air’s history in Bulgaria dates back to 2005 when the first flight departed from Sofia to Budapest. Since then the airline has carried over 19 million passengers to and from Bulgaria. As part of WIZZ’s expansion, the airline continues to increase its operations in country and remains market leader. The Airbus A320 aircraft will support the operations of 7 of the new routes to Dortmund, Eindhoven, Kyiv, Liverpool, Poznan, Tel Aviv and Turku, totalling in more than 250,000 seats on sale from Bourgas in 2021. The other routes from Wizz Air’s Bourgas network to be performed this summer include London Luton, Vienna, Budapest, Katowice, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Lublin and Doncaster/Sheffield.
Whenever passengers decide to travel to and from Bourgas, Wizz Air kindly reminds them to get familiar with the stringent health and hygiene measures the airline has introduced to protect travelers and crew. Whilst the HEPA filters of all Wizz Air aircraft already filter out 99.97% of viruses and bacteria from the air, Wizz Air’s new protocols support physical distancing guidelines, ensure an ultra-clean environment on board and reduce any non-essential human interaction and physical contact, so that WIZZ passengers can feel confident that they are travelling to their destination safely.
For added peace of mind, Wizz Air also recommends that customers add WIZZ Flex to their booking. Thus, passengers can rest assured that if circumstances change, or they simply wish to travel on a different date, or to a different destination, they can rebook on any WIZZ flight of their choice. Providing that extra layer of protection for passenger bookings, is a peace of mind during these uncertain times.
Speaking at the Bourgas base opening event today, Zsuzsa Poos, Chief Marketing Officer of Wizz Air, said: “We are excited today to establish our 3rd base in Bulgaria and our 1st one in Bourgas, as we are convinced passengers are to enjoy an unforgettable summer holiday when choosing the Bulgarian seaside. Today’s announcement also underpins our dedication to the Bulgarian market. We are convinced that Wizz Air’s ever-expanding local network with 16 routes now from Burgas only will make a positive impact on Bulgaria’s economic development and support the ramp up of its tourism industry. Our friendly crew is looking forward to welcoming travellers on board of our state-of-the-art aircraft while our enhanced health protective measures will ensure the best possible sanitary conditions for everyone.”
Frank Quante, CEO of Fraport Bulgaria, who also participated in the event, commented: “The basing of a Wizz Air aircraft is one huge step towards expanding the summer route network at Burgas Airport. We are convinced that a great majority of the 16 routes now offered by the airline will enjoy a great popularity and continue past the end of the summer season. This proves that the massive efforts of our airports to ensure a safe and secure traveling are successful. With WIZZ Air we have a strong partner to further develop tourism and business at the Black Sea and bring the world closer!”