An official ceremony was held at Sofia Airport to celebrate the launch of new Wizz Air’s year-round scheduled flights to Cologne, Bari, Naples, Geneva and Memmingen.
The takeoff of flight W6 4319 on Sofia – Geneva route was marked by a water salute. The crew was pleasantly surprised by the hosts with an impressive fruit bouquet, and the passengers – with branded souvenirs and candies.
Sofia Airport welcomed the 5th aircraft that Wizz Air based on its territory. Airbus А320-200 has a capacity of 180 seats. It will serve not only new flights, but also some of airline’s current flights.
A day earlier, on 26 July, Sofia Airport marked the departure of passengers to another new destination – Munich (Memmingen) with musical performance by saxophonist Stefan Bachvarov and alcohol-free cocktails, prepared by professional bartenders. The event was held with the support of the Bulgarian Association of Bartenders.
Since the beginning of the year, the market share of Wizz Air, by number of carried passengers from and to Sofia Airport, is 26,8 %. With the launch of the 5 new routes, an increase of about 50 000 passengers in one direction on annual basis is expected, and the new destinations will provide convenient connections to passengers.
Sofia Airport and Wizz Air have been partners for more than 10 years already, and together with the new routes, the serviced direct air routes become 22.