SOFIA (Bulgaria), October 24 (SeeNews) - Austrian low-cost air carrier Lauda will launch flights connecting Vienna to Bulgarian city of Varna, on the Black Sea coast, in April next year, the operator of Varna Airport, said on Thursday.
Lauda will operate three direct flights per week on the route, Fraport Twin Star Airport Management said in a statement.
Last month, Lauda said that it will launch a service connecting Vienna to Bulgaria's coastal city of Burgas, also starting from April 2020. The carrier will operate two flights per week on this route.
Fraport Twin Star Airport Management, a 60/40 joint venture of Germany's Fraport and Bulgarian company BM Star, is operating the airports in Varna and Burgas under a 35-year concession contract awarded in 2006.
Founded in March 2018, Lauda operates a fleet of 23 aircraft at four bases - Vienna, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf and Palma de Mallorca. The company expects to carry over 6.5 million passengers in financial year 2020. Lauda offers flights to over 90 destinations in 29 countries.