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Wizz Air opens 28th Base in Varna

wizzair welcomeWizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Bulgaria’s leading carrier, on July 21 celebrates the major milestone of opening its 28 base in Varna, Bulgaria.

The airline has based one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at Varna Airport, starting six additional low-fare routes from its second Bulgarian base to Dortmund and Munich Memmingen in Germany, Eindhoven in The Netherlands, Larnaca in Cyprus, Milan Bergamo in Italy and Tel Aviv in Israel. With the long-time popular London Luton and recently launched domestic Sofia services, Wizz Air now connects Varna with eight destinations in seven countries with fares starting from as low as BGN 29.99.

The base establishment represents an investment of $99 million by WIZZ in Varna, creating 36 direct jobs with the airline. The base operations and the expanded network will contribute to the local economy, supporting jobs in aviation, transportation, hospitality and tourism industries. In 2017, Wizz Air has 333,000 seats on sale on its Varna routes, which represents a 218% growth year over year.

Wizz Air’s first Bulgarian flight took off from Sofia in September 2005. Since then, the airline has become the market leader in the country and carried over 9.5 million passengers from and to its three Bulgarian airports: Sofia, Varna and Bourgas, while constantly expanding its low-fare route network.

Wizz Air has now eight aircraft based in Bulgaria, seven at Sofia and one at Varna Airport, employing 300 customer-oriented crew. In the first six months of 2017, more than one million passengers traveled with WIZZ to and from Bulgaria, 39% more than in the same period of the previous year.


Destination Days Starts Fares From*
Dortmund Monday, Wednesday, Friday 21 July BGN 58.99
Eindhoven Thursday, Sunday 23 July BGN 39.99
Larnaca Thursday, Sunday 23 July BGN 29.99
Milan Bergamo Tuesday, Saturday 22 July BGN 39.99
Munich Memmingen Tuesday, Saturday 22 July BGN 43.99
Tel-Aviv Monday, Wednesday, Friday 21 July BGN 48.99


Destination Frequency Fares From*
Sofia 7 flights a week BGN 34.99
London Luton 10 flights a week BGN 39.99