The Bulgarian Black Sea resort of Varna is to be served from Liverpool John Lennon airport next summer.

Budget carrier Wizz Air will start flying the route from July 1.

Three flights a week have been scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Varna will be the airline’s eighth route from the Merseyside airport, complementing existing services to Warsaw, Gdansk, Katowice, Budapest, Bucharest, Cluj and Iasi.

Airport aviaition development director Paul Winfield said: “We are delighted to see the addition of this new route to Varna which becomes the airport’s 70th destination and Wizz Air’s fourth new route from Liverpool for summer 2019, taking the airline’s number of frequencies to over 20 a week.

“We have seen a host of destinations added to the airport’s network of flights over the past year and annual passenger numbers rise to over five million, with 2019 looking like another busy year.”