Wizz Air announced the launch of new flights from the capital Sofia to the coastal town of Varna, becoming the first low-cost airline to operate domestic flights in Bulgaria. The maiden flight will take off on 12 July 2008 and will be initially operated four times a week. Regular one-way fares start from EUR 9.99, including all taxes and charges. Wizz Air would expand its Sofia base by deploying an additional new A320 aircraft starting from July 2008. This will enable it to add four international routes to its schedule, flying from Sofia to Milan-Bergamo, Valencia, Barcelona and Turkey's Izmir, the first low-fare route from Bulgaria to a country outside the European Union. One-way tickets for the new international routes with all inclusive fares start from EUR 24.99. The company also plans to increase the frequencies on existing services to London, Rome and Dortmund. "This wave of expansion will triple Wizz Air's current capacity in Sofia and will further strengthen its market leadership in the Bulgarian low-cost airline sector," said Jozsef Varadi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air. Wizz Air is also launching its recruitment for pilots and cabin crew to be based in Sofia for staffing the new aircraft.