Wizz Air’s “ambassadors” were on hand last week to welcome passengers on the airline’s new services from Sofia to Malmö (from 16 May) and Tel Aviv (from 14 May). Passengers waiting to collect their bags were also able to share in the celebrations by joining some Bulgarian dancers. This summer, Wizz Air will have four A320s based in Sofia, operating 65 weekly departures across a network of 17 routes.
- Wizz Air, which this week celebrated the 10th anniversary of its first flight, added two more routes from its Bulgarian base in Sofia (SOF). On 14 May, it began thrice-weekly flights on the 1,560-kilometre route to Tel Aviv (TLV) in Israel, followed on 16 May by twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) flights on the 1,600-kilometre route to Malmö (MMX) in Sweden. Competition is only provided on the Tel Aviv route which is already served by El Al (thrice-weekly) and Bulgaria Air (twice-weekly). Wizz Air’s Sofia base opened in July 2008 and this summer there will be four A320s based at the airport operating 65 weekly departures to a total of 17 destinations. This summer Wizz Air will serve Malmö from nine of its airports in Central and Eastern Europe, while Tel Aviv will be served from eight airports. All of the Tel Aviv routes have been started in the last two years.