Wizz Air opens Varna base

Wizz Air’s new Varna base

On 21 July Wizz Air opened its 28th base in Varna, the Bulgarian city on the Black Sea coast. The opening ceremony included flash mob dancers and a cake cutting ceremony which was conducted by Owen Jones, Chief Corporate Officer, Wizz Air, and Ulrich Heppe, CEO of Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD (Fraport Bulgaria). With the stationing of one A320 in Varna, Wizz Air has been able to open new routes to Dortmund, Eindhoven, Larnaca, Memmingen, Milan Bergamo and Tel Aviv. The carrier already serves Varna from London Luton and Sofia.

Wizz Air Varna

Seen celebrating the opening of Wizz Air’s new route from Varna in Dortmund on 21 July are Annika Neumann, Press Officer, Dortmund Airport and the captain of the first flight. The 1,770-kilometre route will be served by Wizz Air twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays). Wizz Air now serves 18 destinations from Dortmund on 75 weekly flights.

Wizz Air Varna

Memmingen Airport welcomed the arrival of Wizz Air’s new route from Varna on 22 July. Seen chilling out with the first flight crew in Germany are the airport’s Marcel Schütz, Director of Aviation, and Alica Ulrich, Aviation Marketing & Sales Manager. Wizz Air will operate twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) between Varna and Memmingen.

Wizz Air Varna

On 22 July Milan Bergamo’s Aviation Sales Director, Giacomo Cattaneo, welcomed the airport’s newest Wizz Air route – Varna. With this launch, Wizz Air now serves a total of 16 destinations from Milan Bergamo.

  • Wizz Air on 21 July opened its 28th base in the Black Sea city of Varna (VAR). Stationing one A320 at the airport, the carrier has opened six new routes to Dortmund (DTM), Eindhoven (EIN), Larnaca (LCA), Memmingen (FMM), Milan Bergamo (BGY) and Tel Aviv (TLV). Commenting on the base opening, Ulrich Heppe, CEO of Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD, said: “The 21 July, the most pink, blue and brightest day, is very emotional for us, as it marks the opening of the 28th Wizz Air base here at Varna Airport. As well as the launch of six year-round destinations, meaning eight now served in total, the day also marks the successful end of a three-year negotiation and meeting schedule with our Wizz Air partner and friends, and our whole team will work hard to help make the base a success and give a good reason for the airline to base even more aircraft here and open new destinations.” The carrier currently serves Varna from London Luton daily, soon increasing to 10 times weekly, and Sofia, also flown daily. Of the six routes launched by Wizz Air this week, only the 1,390-kilometre link to Tel Aviv will face direct competition, with Bulgaria Air already serving the city pair three times weekly according to OAG schedules, the same frequency that Wizz Air will operate on the route. Wizz Air’s remaining new routes will operate twice-weekly. See how Varna and Milan Bergamo airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world.  
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
21-Jul Varna (VAR) Dortmund (DTM) A320 (2)  
Tel Aviv (TLV) A320 (3) Bulgaria Air (3)
22-Jul Memmingen (FMM) A320 (2)  
Milan Bergamo (BGY)  
23-Jul Eindhoven (EIN)  
Larnaca (LCA)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 25 July 2017. WF = Weekly Frequency.

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