Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in central and eastern Europe, continues to add new routes from Bratislava. On March 10, when it celebrated the first year of its operation at Bratislava airport, it announced a new low-fare route from Bratislava to the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. Its service will commence on June 30 and will be operated four times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
“Sofia is a dynamic European capital and it is becoming a very attractive destination,” said Sorina Ratz, communications Manager at Wizz Air, at a press conference on March 10, as cited by the TASR newswire.
The route may be interesting to business passengers as well as tourists.
“We really wanted to launch this route and for us it is a completion of the southern-eastern sector on which Bratislava airport is focused in the development of its routes,” said Ivan Trhlík, general director of the Bratislava airport.
Last March Wizz Air started operations from Bratislava International Airport, launching its first flight to Skopje.
In just one year, the airliner expanded its low-fare network from Bratislava to six routes in six countries. On March 10 it launched the route from Bratislava to Cluj-Napoca in Romania. On March 27 it will commence the service on the route from Bratislava to Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina and on June 30 the route from Bratislava to Warsaw will start.
Wizz Air started its operations in Slovakia from Košice in 2013 and since then has continuously invested in its ever-growing network. In 2015, Košice airport became the 20th Wizz Air’s base with one based new Airbus A320 aircraft and 42 local crew employees. During 2016 Wizz Air had a 25 percent growth year over year, carrying over 300,000 passengers to and from the three Slovak airports: Bratislava, Košice and Poprad, which supported nearly 230 on-site jobs in the aviation and tourism industries. Wizz Air is currently offering a total of 10 low-fare services to nine destinations in seven countries from three Slovak airports.