Wizz Air expands from Nis and Sofia

Wizz Air expands from Nis and Sofia

Nuremberg Airport welcomed the arrival of Wizz Air’s new service from Sofia on 1 August. Seen celebrating the arrival of the first flight along with the crew are the German airport’s: Stefanie Schmidts, Press Spokeswoman; Christian Kaeser, Head of Aviation Marketing & Business Development; and Jürgen Kohstall, VP Marketing & Sales.

Memmingen Airport celebrated with a traditional heart-shaped Bavarian cookie the arrival of its latest Wizz Air route. Seen welcoming the inaugural flight from Nis in Memmingen with the crew, dressed in Lederhosen, are Marcel Schütz Head of Aviation at Memmingen Airport and his colleague Karin Ettmüller. Flights will operate twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) facing no direct competition. Nis becomes Wizz Air’s ninth destination from Memmingen.

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Nis Airport celebrated with this cake the start of Wizz Air flights to Eindhoven. The ULCC also linked the Serbian city to Memmingen this week. Both routes will operate twice-weekly and face no competition.

Sofia celebrated the start of Wizz Air’s service to Nuremberg on 1 August. The airport had a display showcasing Albrecht Durer’s paintings and drawings in the departure lounge for passengers to view. The famous artist was born in Nuremberg in the 15th century.

  • Wizz Air commenced three routes on 1 August, two from Nis (INI) and one from Sofia (SOF). The Serbian city is now linked to Eindhoven (EIN) and Memmingen (FMM), while the capital of Bulgaria is connected to Nuremberg (NUE). All three routes will be served twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) on the carrier’s A320s, with none of them facing direct competition. The 1,212-kilometre link to Sofia becomes the fourth destination for Wizz Air from Nuremberg, with a fifth, Sibiu, launching on 19 August. Christian Kaeser, Head of Aviation Marketing & Business Development, Nuremberg Airport, tells anna.aero that in 2015, 80,000 passengers travelled on Wizz Air from the airport, with 130,000 expected this year. This will represent a growth in traffic for the carrier from Nuremberg of nearly 63% for the 12-month period. With the addition of Nis, it brings to 18 the number of destinations that Wizz Air serves from Eindhoven, while Memmingen is now connected to nine.

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