A low-cost airline has opened a third base in Bulgaria, starting flights to 10 new destinations

A Wizz Air plane will be based at Bourgas Airport until September

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Wizz Air opened its first base in Burgas and third in the country (after Sofia and Varna) yesterday afternoon. The base will be seasonal, with the airline basing one Airbus A320 at the city's airport, which will remain there between June and September 2021. With the creation of this new base, Wizz Air now offers a total of 16 routes from the seaside town, 10 of which are brand new, and will launch this month. The first flights (to Dortmund and Tel Aviv) were made yesterday. By the end of the week the flights to the other 8 new destinations will be realized. The seats are already on sale.

The expansion of Wizz Air's route network from Bourgas will support Bulgaria's economic development by contributing effectively to the development of local tourism by connecting the Black Sea city with new destinations and providing lucrative opportunities for passengers from all over Europe to fly directly to Bulgaria's coast. , and will lead to the creation of new jobs in the aviation industry and related sectors.

The history of Wizz Air in Bulgaria started in 2005, when the first flight took off from Sofia to Budapest. For the last 16 years the airline has transported over 19 million passengers to and from Bulgaria. The Airbus A320 aircraft, which Wizz Air will base at Bourgas Airport, will support the operation of some of the new 10 routes - to Dortmund, Eindhoven, Kiev, Liverpool, Poznan, Tel Aviv, Turku, Gdansk, Lublin and Doncaster / Sheffield. Other flights from the Burgas network of Wizz Air, which will be operated this summer, include London Luton, Vienna, Budapest, Katowice, Warsaw, Wroclaw with a total of 250,000 seats on sale from Bourgas in 2021.

Whenever passengers decide to travel to and from Bourgas, Wizz Air kindly reminds them to familiarize themselves with the strict health and hygiene measures introduced by the carrier to protect passengers and crew. While HEPA filters on all Wizz Air aircraft already filter out 99.97% of viruses and bacteria in the air, the company's new protocols contain physical distance measures, provide an ultra-clean environment on board and limit any unnecessary social contact so that WIZZ passengers can feel confident that they are traveling safely to the desired destination.

During the opening of the base, Juja Posse, Chief Marketing Officer of Wizz Air, said: "We are excited to open our third base in Bulgaria and first in Burgas, as we are convinced that whoever chooses to travel to the Bulgarian Black Sea coast will have a truly unforgettable summer. This news is another proof of our long-term commitment to the Bulgarian market. We are convinced that this new expansion of our Bulgarian network with 16 routes only from Bourgas will have a positive impact on the economic development of Bulgaria and will support the growth of the tourism industry. Our friendly crew looks forward to welcoming passengers aboard our modern fleet, while our enhanced safety measures will ensure the best possible conditions for all passengers. ”

Frank Quante, CEO of Fraport Bulgaria, who also participated in the event, commented: "The opening of Wizz Air is a big step forward in expanding the network of summer routes at Bourgas Airport. We are convinced that most of the 16 routes now offered by the airline will enjoy strong interest and will continue to be implemented even after the end of the summer season. This event is proof that the huge efforts of our airports to ensure safe and secure travel have been successful. In the face of Wizz Air, we are convinced that we have a strong partner for the further development of tourism and business on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast and for bringing the world closer again through travel! ”

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