Wizz Air will begin operating flights between Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Sofia.
The carrier will be operating Yorkshire’s only flights to the Bulgarian capital, running twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.
The north-east can now reach the enchanting Bulgarian capital to enjoy a modern city with history stretching back several millennia, from ancient Thracian and Celtic tribes through the Romans, Slavs and Ottomans to the present day.
For an exciting city break, tourists can experience wide, cobblestone boulevards, charming boutiques and truly electrifying nightlife.
Surrounded by extensive parkland, Sofia also lies at the foot of a popular ski mountain, Vitosha.
And in the warmer months, the city is near to some of the region’s finest beaches.
Wizz Air operates flights to 12 destinations from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, including some of Central and Eastern Europe’s most popular destinations: Bucharest, Cluj, Gdansk, Katowice, Kosice, Lublin, Poznan, Riga, Sofia, Vilnius, Warsaw and Wroclaw.
The airline’s first flight from Doncaster Sheffield Airport took off in 2006, and since then more than 2.8 million passengers have chosen WIZZ for their travels to and from the South Yorkshire region.
More than 450,000 passengers flew with WIZZ from Doncaster Sheffield Airport in 2015, increasing by over 26 per cent to 570,000 passengers in 2016.