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Wizz Air marks first flight from Sofia to Bristol

Created: 14th Jan 2016

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, this week started operating its new service from Sofia to Bristol, U.K. The twice-weekly service will be operated on Mondays and Thursdays.


Together with the recently announced Sofia – Birmingham route commencing on 28 March, there is a total of three low-fare WIZZ services between Sofia and the United Kingdom.

Bristol is one of the U.K.'s most popular tourist destinations, with two universities and a variety of artistic and sporting organizations and venues.

With the new route, Wizz Air offers 32 routes to 16 countries from three Bulgarian airports: Sofia, Bourgas and Varna. 

Seats on the recently launched route are available from wizzair.com.

Tamara Mshvenieradze, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air said:
“We are thrilled to be celebrating the launch of our Sofia route from Bristol Airport. Bristol, one of our eight UK airports, is now connected with four WIZZ destinations in three countries: Bulgaria, Slovakia and Poland and we look forward to a fruitful partnership with Bristol Airport as well as to seeing many happy passengers on board.”

Pete Downes, Head of Aviation, Bristol Airport said:
“We’re delighted to welcome the arrival of another new route with Wizz Air at Bristol Airport – the fourth to be launched in just seven months. Initially scheduled to commence from March 2016, the route launch was brought forward to January due to the strength of demand and the opportunity to better serve the thriving ski market from the South West & Wales.
”The launch of the twice-weekly service to Sofia is the first ever scheduled link to the Bulgarian capital from Bristol. Previously, over 40,000 passengers a year travelling between the two cities have had to use London airports to make this journey, and so the addition of Sofia to our network will not only save time and money for customers, it will also enable the airport to continue its objective to reduce surface leakage and make it even easier for passengers to choose to use their local airport first.”