Articles Tagged ‘Sofia’

Wizz Air starts Abu Dhabi; the first of its big plans there

Wizz Air starts Abu Dhabi; the first of its big plans there

Wizz Air on 1 July began Abu Dhabi from both Budapest and Bucharest. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi became a national UAE airline last month, with 100 aircraft on the cards.

Wizz Air announces 26 new routes (and one restart); almost 200 new routes for this summer

Wizz Air announces 26 new routes (and one restart); almost 200 new routes for this summer

With another 27 routes revealed, including eight from Bucharest, eight from Varna, and three from Odesa, we look at the carrier’s summer plans.

Air Serbia announces Oslo, soon after Wizz Air; now, 3 airlines will operate Belgrade - Oslo-area

Air Serbia announces Oslo, soon after Wizz Air; now, 3 airlines will operate Belgrade – Oslo-area

Starting on 16 July, Air Serbia’s twice-weekly connection will be good for P2P demand and be timed for onward connectivity to eight destinations with 95,000.


Wizz Air takes C-19 new route crown as it reveals another 12 new routes (+ one resumption)

Wizz Air takes C-19 new route crown as it reveals another 12 new routes (+ one resumption)

As Wizz Air announces yet more routes, meaning nearly 100 in the past few weeks, we see where and what.

Wizz Air first routes from Abu Dhabi are Bucharest, Budapest, and Sofia?

Wizz Air first routes from Abu Dhabi are Bucharest, Budapest, and Sofia?

Wizz Air let slip its likely initial routes – as it said the scale of its Abu Dhabi ops will be bigger than previously mentioned, which was 50 aircraft.

Leak of the Week: Wizz Air to link Warsaw and Gdansk to Tel Aviv; Polish routes to Dubai World Central also planned

Leak of the Week: Wizz Air to link Warsaw and Gdansk to Tel Aviv; Polish routes to Dubai World Central also planned

Its back! anna.aero again brings you the latest route development rumours, and it is Wizz Air’s increasingly eastwards looking expansion plans that go back under the network planning microscope.


Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague

Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague

Central Europe’s three big airports at Budapest, Prague and Warsaw have all been in the news this year, but how do their growth rates compare if we look at the period 1998-2011? How have other capital city airports in Central Europe developed in recent years? Which airport has seen an eight-fold increase in traffic thanks […]

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?


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?