Varna Airport this week celebrated its Route of the Week victory, with the Bulgarian airport receiving the award for the opening of Wizz Air’s 28th base, with the ULCC stationing one A320 and opening six new routes to Dortmund, Eindhoven, Larnaca, Memmingen, Milan Bergamo and Tel Aviv. The airline already served Varna from Sofia and London Luton. Seen celebrating with the award outside of Varna’s colourful terminal are the airport team, with Ulrich Heppe, CEO of Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD (Fraport Bulgaria) seen holding the certificate on the bench alongside Nikoleta Dimova, Marketing & Events Expert; Maria Vasileva, Aviation Marketing Specialist; and Denitsa Milosavljevic, Aviation Marketing & Development Expert. Also seen standing to the left are the airport’s Director Dimitar Kostadinov; CFO Rossen Philipov; and CCO Nikolay Sekalov. Holding the certificate behind the bench is Dimitar Bikov, the airport’s Head of Aviation Marketing, with Adriana Nikolova-Troanska, Head of PR & Corporate Communication hiding just behind.
Granada Airport in Spain has this week celebrated winning Cake of the Week, with the Spanish airport taking the crown for the culinary masterpiece it cooked up for easyJet’s inaugural service from Manchester. Seen celebrating with the award outside the carrier’s check-in area at Granada are the airport’s: Raquel Blanco, Head of Operations and Security Section; Marta Torres, Airport Director; and Marta Kozlowski, Head of Airport Services and Commercial Section.
This week London Stansted celebrated passing the milestone of 25 million annual passengers, the first time the UK’s fourth busiest airport has achieved this significant milestone in its history. To celebrate, the airport in partnership with Ryanair gave two lucky passengers free return flights to a destination of their choice. The lucky passengers were Millie Hughes from Braintree and Thea Towers from Chelmsford, seen pictured here with Ryanair crew and Stansted’s Head of External Affairs Chris Wiggan (centre). Commenting on the news, Andrew Cowan, CEO of Stansted Airport, said: “To welcome 25 million passengers to Stansted in the last year is a fantastic achievement and a clear reflection of the significant and sustained growth we have experienced at the airport in the four years under MAG’s ownership.”
On 24 July Air France commenced services between Bordeaux and Copenhagen. Seen at the opening of the route launch are: Jean-Luc Poiroux, Director of Commerical Development, Bordeaux Airport; Yann Schyler, Consul of Denmark in Bordeaux and for South-West France; and Frederic Allory, Air France Regional Manager, South-West France. The SkyTeam member will operate the 1,524-kilometre route four times weekly on a mixture of its short-haul Airbus aircraft until 3 September. The route will not face any direct competition when referring to OAG Schedules Analyser data.