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05.07.2018 11:37
Wizz Air opened its first Balkan hangar in Bulgaria

  • Airbus A321
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Wizz Air opened its first hangar in Sofia. This is the fourth centre for airplane servicing of the company in Europe and it is the first on the Balkan peninsula, Wizz Air stated.

The hangar was built in partnership with the Bulgarian airplane company “Rose Air” Ltd. in the North region of Sofia Airport, with the capacity of over 300 maintenance checks yearly. Thanks to the highly qualified personnel stationed, it is possible to also realise major metal repairs.

Recently the Wizz Air’s fleet surpassed 100 airplanes, only after 14 years of the company’s founding. Each year Wizz Airs expands its activity in Europe by around 20%. Currently Wizz Air’s fleet is composed by 71 Airbus A320 and 31 Airbus A321, being one of the youngest fleets in Europe with an average airplane life of 4,6 years.

Wizz Air’s plan for the future comprise the delivery of an additional 266 new generation Airbus airplanes, by the end of 2026.

In Bulgaria, Wizz Air started operating 12 years ago. The company has 8 airplanes based in Bulgaria: one in Varna and seven in Sofia, four of which are the ultra-effective Airbus A321. From its maiden flight in Bulgaria until today, more than 12 million passengers have travelled over the 45 flights which the company offers.

TAGS: Wizz Air | Bulgaria | hangar | infrastructure | airport | Sofia airport | Sofia | investment 

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