Starting on August 1st Wizz Air launches new direct flights from Nuremberg to Sofia. Further expanding the Hungarian airline’s existing offering from Nuremberg and complementing successful routes to Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Skopje Wizz Air is now operating direct flights to Bulgaria’s capital city. The launch is to be closely followed by the inauguration of a fifth route to Sibiu later in August.
The first Wizz Air flight from Nuremberg to Sofia took off on August 1st at 4 p.m. To highlight the occasion Albrecht Dürer Airport has invited the Erlangen-Nuremberg based Bulgarian folklore dance troupe "SamoDivi" to the airport. The dance troupe showcased classic folk dances, handed out Baniza, a typical Bulgarian pastry, and imbued the departures hall with a touch of Sofia’s multi-faceted flair.
"Since Wizz Air began operations from Albrecht Dürer Airport in October 2014 they have followed a course of continued expansion. The existing Wizz Air flights from Nuremberg are very popular and we envisage that this will also be the case with the new flights to Sofia. The majority of current passengers are travelling for leisure reasons although the numbers of business passengers taking advantage of the convenient non-stop flights to Eastern Europe are also increasing", says Dr. Michael Hupe, Managing Director of Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg.
Wizz Air is operating flights to Sofia twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Fares start at € 14,99 (including taxes and fees).
“We are thrilled to celebrate today the commencement of another attractive WIZZ route from Nuremberg. Wizz Air now offers five low fare services to 3 Central and Eastern European countries from Albrecht Dürer Airport and we are confident that our Bavarian customers will enjoy visiting Sofia, a dynamic Eastern European capital that preserves many valuable monuments to its long and storied past. Furthermore, Sofia is renowned for its beautiful scenery and a developed ski-resort in Vitosha mountain close to the city. Seats on our new Nuremberg service can be booked from just €14.99 on wizzair.com. Our friendly crew looks forward to welcoming you on board a WIZZ flight with a smile”, says Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager of Wizz Air.
On August 19th the Hungarian airline will increase their network by offering a further non stop route by offering three flights a week from Nuremberg to Sibiu/Hermannstadt in Romania. This boosts the Wizz Air network to five routes out of Nuremberg.
About Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg
Nearby and with a direct underground connection for easy access, short paths into the terminal and to more than 9,000 parking spaces and an excellent personal service – that’s what makes Airport Nürnberg the most popular airport in Germany. (Business Traveller Award winner 2008-2016). With roughly 3.4 million passengers per year, about 50 non-stop connections to many destinations in Europe and northern Africa and connecting flights to more than 300 other destinations worldwide, this airport has been the gate to the world for the Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg for 60 years. The airport bears the name of Nuremberg’s most famous prodigy: Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was a traveller, a pioneer, visionary and trendsetter. He was very attached to his home region and at the same time cosmopolitan. Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg is the international airport of the Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg and is one of the top 10 large German commercial airports.
About Wizz Air
Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 71 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 450 routes from 25 bases, connecting 124 destinations across 38 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 2,800 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 20 million passengers in the financial year ended 31 March 2016. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines.