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Wizz Air announces new Sofia route from Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport has this month announced that it will be launching a brand new route between Birmingham and Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria. The route, which will be operated by Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, will commence operations on 27 March 2016.

There will be two weekly flights to the Bulgarian capital, one on a Sunday and again on a Wednesday. This new route will mark Wizz Air’s sixth low-cost route from Birmingham Airport, where it also operates flights to Bucharest, Budapest, Poznan, Warsaw and Wroclaw.

Tickets for the new route have already gone on sale on the airline’s website and prices start from £28.49 one way, which includes all taxes and non-optional charges.

William Pearson, Birmingham Airport’s aviation development director, said:

“This news has really got 2016 off to a great start. We’re very excited about Wizz Air’s growth at Birmingham and delighted to see Sofia being added to the growing route network available from Birmingham. Having launched only in September with flights to Warsaw and Budapest, the carrier has since launched flights to Poznan and will be operating to Wroclaw, Bucharest and Sofia from the summer, as well as increasing services to the popular city of Budapest from two to three times weekly.

“WIZZ is recognising the opportunities available from the Midlands region and opening up many brand new destinations, which are proving to be very popular with those visiting relatives and enjoying short leisure breaks.”

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