Wizz Air, one of Europe’s leading low-cost airlines, has announced the introduction of a new route from Birmingham to Sofia, Birmingham Airport said in a release.
The new route to the capital city of Bulgaria will commence on March 27 and operate twice a week on Sundays and Wednesdays. The new service is Wizz Air’s sixth route from Birmingham, along with Bucharest, Budapest, Poznan, Warsaw and Wroclaw.
Tickets on Wizz Air’s new Sofia service are on sale and can be booked at wizzair.com from £28.49 one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges.
Tamara Mshvenieradze, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: ‘We are thrilled to announce a sixth route from Birmingham Airport, one of our eight UK airports, today. Birmingham is now connected with four countries on WIZZ’s low-fares: Hungary, Romania, Poland and Bulgaria we look forward to a fruitful partnership with Birmingham Airport as well as to seeing many happy passengers on board.’
William Pearson, Birmingham Airport’s Aviation Development director, said: ‘This news has really got 2016 off to a great start. We’re very excited about Wizz Air’s growth at Birmingham and delighted to see Sofia being added to the growing route network available from Birmingham. Having launched only in September with flights to Warsaw and Budapest, the carrier has since launched flights to Poznan and will be operating to Wroclaw, Bucharest and Sofia from the summer, as well as increasing services to the popular city of Budapest from two to three times weekly.
‘WIZZ is recognising the opportunities available from the Midlands region and opening up many brand new destinations, which are proving to be very popular with those visiting relatives and enjoying short leisure breaks.’
Separately, Birmingham Airport said that it has celebrated its most successful year to date, handling 10.2 million passengers during the 2015 calendar year – nearly five percent more than the previous year. On the whole, 10,188,889 passengers travelled through the airport in 2015 – the first time the airport has crossed the 10 million passenger mark in a calendar year in its 75 year history.