Wizz Air to open route from Copenhagen to Sofia

Only a few days before opening its new route between Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, and Copenhagen on 22 March, Europe’s fourth-largest low-cost carrier announces a new route, this one from Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.   

18.03.2016

Bulgaria is mostly known to Danish travellers for trips to the sun and going to beach cities like Varna or Sunny Beach, but Hungarian carrier Wizz Air intends to change that.

Starting on 13. June, Wizz Air will have three direct weekly flights to Sofia, Bulgaria’s exciting capital.

"We are thrilled to announce another exciting route from Denmark. Along with Skopje, Sofia is the second city we fly on low fares from Copenhagen and we are confident that Danish consumers will appreciate visiting this dynamic Eastern European capital that preserves many valuable monuments to its long and storied past,” said Gabor Vasarhelyi, communications manager at Wizz Air.

One of Europes oldest capitals
Sofia is located in the western part of Bulgaria, close to the Vitosha Mountains. The city was founded some 2,700 years ago, in 8th century BC, and its 1.2 million people can boast of living in one of Europe’s oldest capital cities.

Bulgaria’s capital is known for more than its history, its culture and its status as one of the cheapest destinations in Europe.

“Furthermore, Sofia is renowned for its beautiful scenery and a developed ski-resort in Vitosha mountain close to the city,” explains Mr Vasarhelyi.

Big potential in eastern Europe
Chief Commercial Officer Peter Krogsgaard of Copenhagen Airport sees a big potential in Wizz Air’s extensive network in eastern Europe.

“Wizz Air’s two new routes to eastern Europe can help us open an entirely new and very exciting market, and not only for Danish travellers. It will also be easier for people from eastern Europe to go to Denmark on vacation or on a business trip ,” said Mr Krogsgaard.

Wizz Air will fly from Sofia to Copenhagen on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at 6.00 pm local time, arriving at 7:45. Departures from Copenhagen to Sofia is at 8:15 pm. Tickets are already on sale, starting at EUR 39.99.

Facts about Wizz Air

  • Founded in 2003, Wizz Air is a Hungarian airline headquartered at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport.
  • Carrying 16.5 million people last year, Wizz Air is eastern Europe’s largest low-cost carrier.
  • Its fleet of 64 Airbus 320 and 321 aircraft serve about 120 destinations in 38 countries.
  • While previously flying mainly from minor airports in eastern Europe, Wizz Air currently has routes from Gatwick and Luton near London, several minor airports in Sweden and Norway, and now also Copenhagen Airport.