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Nov 04, 2016

Low-cost airline unveils new routes from Budapest

Hungary's Wizz Air has launched new flights to Bulgaria and the Canary Islands

Low-cost airline Wizz Air has launched three new flights connecting Budapest with Fuerteventura and Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, and Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

The Budapest Business Journal reveals that the two new Canary Island destinations come in addition to the already existing service from Budapest to Tenerife.

Sofia is the third connection by Wizz Air between Hungary and Bulgaria. In the summer season, the airline operates flights to two destinations on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, Bourgas and Varna, while the Sofia service will operate all year round with two weekly flights.

“During the long weekend in Hungary, we have started operating three new flights to great destinations,” said Tamara Vallois, Wizz Air’s head of communications.

“Fuerteventura and Lanzarote extend our Canary offer and are a perfect choice for families and individual travelers looking to catch some rays of sun, while Sofia is a popular and important connection that will further strengthen business relations between Hungary and Bulgaria, stimulating the tourism and hospitality sectors in the country with more visitors traveling to Budapest on Wizz Air’s low fares.”

In 2015, Wizz Air carried 2.9 million passengers on its low-fare routes from Budapest, supporting over 2,000 local indirect jobs, according to a press statement.