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Wizz Air Launches Three New Routes From Athens, Two New Routes From Sofia

Wizz Air has launched three new routes from Athens International Airport with service to Bucharest, Tel Aviv and Tirana. The carrier has also added a seventh based airport in Sofia and launched new service from Sofia to Stockholm and Hamburg.

Wiz Air Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Airbus

On Tuesday (December 20, 2022), Wizz Air announced the launch of three new routes from Athens International Airport with service to Bucharest (Romania), Tel Aviv (Israel) and Tirana (Albania), with all three routes starting earlier this month. With the new routes, Wizz Air now offers service on 12 routes to 11 countries from Athens. The Athens-Bucharest route operates four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, while flights to Tel Aviv operate three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Service between Athens and Tirana is available three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Wizz Air’s Head of Network Development, Adria Rabassa, said,

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of three new routes from Athens International Airport, which give our passengers an even greater variety of exciting city break and holiday options for Winter and beyond. We constantly strive to expand our route network, creating more low-fare connections whilst stimulating the local economies. We look forward to welcoming customers onboard our young, efficient, and sustainable aircraft as they travel over this festive period and into the New Year and we thank Athens International Airport for our fruitful cooperation that allowed our expansion.”

Also commenting on Wizz Air’s Athens expansion, Athens International Airport’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Ioanna Papadopoulou, said,

“We are indeed excited with Wizz Air’s further expansion of its Athens network, having added this December three dynamic destinations to their network to/from Athens, Bucharest, Tel Aviv, and Tirana! I n 2022 Wizz Air has already carried more passengers than ever in the Greek capital, and it is certain that passengers will continue to enjoy Wizz Air’s excellent airline product, offering in total 12 routes in 11 countries out of Athens International Airport. We wholeheartedly wish all the best to our airline partner and we are firmly committed to substantially support its developmental plans out of our airport!”

In a separate press release on Tuesday (December 20, 2022), Wizz Air announced the addition of their seventh based aircraft in Sofia Airport in Bulgaria, along with new service to Hamburg and Stockholm. Flights to Hamburg operate three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while service between Sofia and Stockholm-Skavsta operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Saturdays. The carrier has also increased frequencies on 11 popular routes to/from Sofia including Basel, Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Paris, Valencia, Eindhoven, Geneva, Nice, Memmingen (Munich-West), Barcelona and Tel Aviv.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Wizz Air’s Acting Network Officer, Evelin Jeckel, said,

“This is a significant moment for us, as the expansion of our Sofia base with the 7th aircraft, the launch of two new routes and increased frequency on 11 existing routes brings numerous benefits for Bulgarian passengers, local economy and tourism industry. Bulgaria is the focus market for Wizz Air, and we are constantly striving to both diversify and expand our network and pleased to offer Bulgarian passengers even more affordable travel options. We are grateful to Sofia Airport for our successful cooperation during all these years, which is undoubtedly a key factor for us to be the favourite airline of Bulgarians today. Wizz Air now operates 30 routes from Sofia to 16 countries in Europe and the Middle East, including recently announced flights to the unique Arabian city of Riyadh. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board our young and efficient fleet travelling from the Bulgaria’s capital city to new and existing destinations in Europe and beyond.”

Budapest, Hungary-based Wizz Air is the fastest growing European low-cost carrier (LCC) and operates an all Airbus A320 and A321 fleet of over 150 aircraft. Wizz Air is the largest LCC in Central and Eastern Europe and offering over 1,100 routes to/from 51 countries. During FY 22 (ending March 31, 2022) the airline served approximately 27.1 million guests. Wizz Air offers superior guest service at exceptionally low fares. Shares in the company trade on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WIZZ.

Source: Wizz Air


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