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19 June, 2023

Bulgaria Air gets its first Airbus A220 jet

Bulgaria Air has taken delivery of its first super-efficient Airbus A220 aircraft which is on a long-term lease basis from Air Lease Corporation.

The A220 will be flying on both regional and international routes across Europe for the flag carrier of Bulgaria and in total, Bulgaria Air will lease a total of five A220-300s and two A220-100 - all of which are from ALC.

The A220 is the latest-generation aircraft type from Airbus to join Bulgaria Air’s fleet. The airline already operates seven A320 aircraft demonstrating the fleet complementarity between the A220 and the A320 Family. With a range of up to 3,450 nm (6,390 km), the A220 provides airlines such as Bulgaria Air with increased operational flexibility.

Bulgaria Air’s first A220 configuration will comprise a total of 143 seats in dual-class, including eight Business class seats. The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market and brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation engines. The aircraft offers unbeatable comfort in a small single-aisle with the widest windows, largest seats and overhead stowage, as well as the widest and quietest cabin in its category.

as it delivers up to 25% lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat compared to previous generation aircraft, and 50% lower NOx emissions than industry standards. In addition, the aircraft noise footprint is reduced by 50% compared to previous-generation aircraft.

As of the end of May 2023, Airbus has received close to 800 orders from 30 customers for the A220, of which 265 have been delivered. The A220 is already in successful service with 16 airlines worldwide. To date, more than 90 million passengers have enjoyed the A220. The fleet is currently flying on over 1,100 routes and over 375 destinations worldwide.

The Bulgarian airline has also just recently launched a summer route from Sofia to the city of Heraklion on the island of Crete.  

The capital city of the island of Crete, Heraklion is known for its crystal clear beaches, rich and mystical history, impressive nature and delicious cuisine. The passengers of Bulgaria Air will be able to get acquainted with the magical island atmosphere, try the exclusive Greek specialities, as well as enjoy the traditional Cretan hospitality.

With the launch of seasonal flights to Heraklion, the national carrier provides its passengers with many entertainment options and diverse tourist routes for unforgettable journeys.

22 February, 2020

Qatar Airways and Bulgaria Air Sign Codeshare Agreement

Qatar Airways and Bulgaria Air Sign Codeshare Agreement

Bulgaria Air is the national carrier of Bulgaria, operating to 25 destinations in Europe and the Middle East

Two new destinations in Bulgaria will be available to Qatar Airways’ passengers for the first time for booking from 18 February 2020

Qatar Airways confirmed earlier this week that it had embarked on a codeshare deal with Bulgaria Air, with the first codeshare flights operating from 2 March.

The agreement will provide Bulgaria Air passengers with a seamless connection to destinations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Qatar Airways’ passengers will benefit from access to two new destinations in Bulgaria: Varna and Burgas.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “This agreement with Bulgaria Air follows other recent partnership announcements we have made with airlines across the world, demonstrating our commitment to working with our peers to provide passengers seamless connectivity and unrivalled service.”

11 March, 2019

Air Italy signs codeshare deal with Bulgaria Air

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Last month, Air Italy and Bulgaria Air confirmed that had agreed on a codeshare deal that was designed to offer their respective customers much better connectivity over their networks.

Under the agreement, Air Italy’s “IG” code will be placed on Bulgaria Air flights between Milan Malpensa and Sofia, Varna and Burgas, with the first flights due to operate from March 31st. At the same time, Bulgaria Air will put its “FB” code on Air Italy flights between Milan Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino, Naples, Olbia and Cagliari (Sardinia), Palermo and Catania (Sicily), and Lamezia Terme (Calabria).

An interline commercial agreement between the two carriers means Bulgaria Air’s passengers will benefit from single tickets for travel between Bulgaria and Air Italy’s US, Canada and Africa destinations operated from Malpensa: Miami, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco (both from April), Toronto (from May), Cairo, Dakar, Accra and Lagos.