Articles Tagged ‘Bulgaria’

Wizz Air and Ryanair are the biggest and fastest-growing airlines in Central Europe; Poland-UK remains biggest country pair

Wizz Air and Ryanair are the biggest and fastest-growing airlines in Central Europe; Poland-UK remains biggest country pair

We define a new region of 17 countries across Central and Eastern Europe and analyse which are the biggest and fastest-growing in 2016. Plus we reveal the top 15 airlines (and how fast they are growing) and busiest country pairs.

Airports in Bulgaria seeing fastest growth for over a decade; Bourgas and Varna up 20% in S16; Ryanair opened Sofia base in September

Airports in Bulgaria seeing fastest growth for over a decade; Bourgas and Varna up 20% in S16; Ryanair opened Sofia base in September

Bulgaria joined the EU almost 10 years ago but only now is the demand for air travel really showing signs of significant growth. We analyse the country’s three main airports and which are the busiest scheduled carriers serving the capital.

Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market

Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market

Coincidence? Ryanair’s four most recent base announcements are all airports at which Wizz Air also has a base. We examine in more detail the growing competition between the two ULCCs across Central and Eastern Europe.


Greek Grexit fears not impacting on growing summer demand for Greek destinations; volatility of non-European markets examined

Greek Grexit fears not impacting on growing summer demand for Greek destinations; volatility of non-European markets examined

We reveal which of 18 holiday airports around Europe can expect the most growth this summer. Plus we look at 15 years’ worth of data to various non-European destinations from the UK to highlight the volatility of some leisure markets.

Wizz Air still #1 LCC in most of its 'home' markets; fighting hard with Ryanair for leadership in Hungary and Poland

Wizz Air still #1 LCC in most of its ‘home’ markets; fighting hard with Ryanair for leadership in Hungary and Poland

Wizz Air’s fleet will reach 40 aircraft this summer but how are they distributed across the airline’s 15 bases? Which country markets are the most popular from the bases and how much competition does the airline face from easyJet and Ryanair in its ‘home’ markets?

Wizz Air celebrates 6th birthday with expansion in Sofia; Bulgarian base has three aircraft serving 14 destinations

Wizz Air celebrates 6th birthday with expansion in Sofia; Bulgarian base has three aircraft serving 14 destinations

Wizz Air has placed a third A320 in Sofia and has added four routes. But one of the aircraft is used to serve Luton destinations. See our unique aircraft rotation plan analysis to see how they do it. Where does Sofia now rank among Wizz Air airports?


Bulgaria’s airport traffic trebles in eight years; Sofia traffic down just 3% in 2009; Wizz Air still gaining on Bulgaria Air

Bulgaria’s airport traffic trebles in eight years; Sofia traffic down just 3% in 2009; Wizz Air still gaining on Bulgaria Air

Bulgaria has three main airports, but how seasonal is demand? Which are the leading airlines at the country’s main airport serving the capital Sofia and who, apart from Wizz Air, is adding new routes in 2010?

London Luton is Wizz Air’s busiest airport; 25 new routes already revealed for 2009

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisWizz Air has bases right across Central Europe but its busiest airport is in… the UK! It has added 12 but dropped eight airports in the last year. Which ones? And how big a presence does it have in various new EU member states? Where will it base new aircraft in 2009?

International traffic suffers downturn from UK; even Polish market stagnates in October

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsYes, it’s finally happened. UK-Poland traffic has stopped growing. But which mature and emerging country markets are still growing and which have seen the biggest drop in demand? Which Central European markets are still booming?


Bulgaria’s airports maintain double-digit growth; Wizz Air doubling Sofia-based fleet

Logo: country featurePassenger numbers at Bulgaria’s three main international airports have almost trebled since 2000. While Sofia has good year-round traffic Bourgas and Varna are extremely seasonal. What role are LCCs playing and what is Wizz Air doing with its second Sofia-based A320?

Sofia surges to record growth in 2007

Sofia surges to record growth in 2007Bulgaria joined the EU at the beginning of 2007 and celebrated by opening a new terminal at Sofia airport. Traffic grew by nearly 25% as LCCs started to make their presence felt. Legacy carriers still dominate, but which LCC will base aircraft at the airport later this year? Which are the leading country and city markets and how is Bulgaria Air faring?