Wizz Air opens flights to Sofia
Friday, June 17, 2005, 06:00
Hungary's Wizz Air opens flights to Bulgarian capital, Sofia as of September 18, 2005, the company announced. Wizz Air is the first low-cost airline that will be officially admitted to Bulgaria's market. The airline will execute three Sofia-Budapest flights weekly and will work separately from the Hungarian Malév that is already working on Bulgaria's market. Wizz declared its interest in launching flights to Bulgaria and Romania after the two countries sign an "Open Sky" agreement. Bulgaria will launch talks for joining the common European air space in September. Wizz Air has already carried 1.4 million passengers since May, 2004 and thus became the leading low-cost airline on the markets of Central and Eastern Europe. The airline first took off from the southern Polish city of Katowice, initially flying to Budapest, London's Luton airport, Rome, Milan, Venice and Berlin.