Wizz Air, known for being both Europe’s fastest-growing airline and the world’s most environmentally sustainable airline, has announced a 77% increase in passenger traffic in 2022 compared to 2021. The Hungarian budget-friendly airline recording over 2.6 million passengers in Bulgaria, surpassing pre-pandemic numbers.
The most popular flight by Wizz air in Bulgaria was Sofia-Tel Aviv route. On an international level, a total of 45 million passengers booked with Wizz Air in 2022, which is a significant increase from 27.1 million passengers in 2021 and 10% more than in 2019.
On Thursday, Wizz Air, a Hungarian low-cost carrier, announced that it will launch twice-weekly direct flights between Sofia, Bulgaria, and Yerevan, Armenia, starting April 29th. The flights will be initially operated on Wednesdays and Sundays, and will shift to Tuesdays and Saturdays starting June 12th, according to a press release from the airline. With the addition of this new route, Wizz Air will now offer 61 services to and from Sofia in 21 countries.
In December 2022, Wizz Air announced the addition of two new routes connecting Sofia, Bulgaria to Hamburg, Germany, and Stockholm, Sweden, as well as an additional aircraft to its base in Sofia, bringing the total number of aircrafts to seven.
In 2023, Wizz Air is expanding its operations and continuing its dedication to providing low-cost travel options. The airline has two bases in Bulgaria, with 400 crew members operating 10 aircraft on 60 routes. The company reported 48% growth in its network to, from, and within Bulgaria in 2022, leading to an additional 400,000 seats available for sale in the market.
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