After the successful summer in 2014 that ended with a record-breaking growth in passengers, the largest Bulgarian airport enters the new winter season with confidence.
Sofia Airport winter schedule 2014/15 came into effect on 26 October 2014 and will last until 28 March 2015.
During the current season 43 direct scheduled passenger flights are offered, out of which 41 international and 2 domestic flights.
Flights to 28 airports are operated from Terminal 2, those airports offering connections to destinations all over the world. Low-cost carriers operating from Terminal 1 offer 21 scheduled flights.
Traditionally, the most attractive destinations, with the highest flight frequency per week, are again Vienna, London, Frankfurt, Munich, and Bucharest.
Aircraft of Austrian Airlines and Bulgaria Air fly to Vienna every day, the number of flights totalling to 35 per week.
Passengers travelling to London can choose between 4 airlines and 4 airports out of 32 flights in total per week.
From Terminal 1 Wizz Air offers 9 week frequencies to London/Luton, and еasyJet offers seven flights per week to London/Gatwick (9 flights during high season) and every Tuesday and Saturday to London/Stansted.
From Terminal 2 Bulgaria Air and British Airways operate 12 flights in total per week to the largest European airport – Heathrow. The convenient departing hours from Sofia provide an opportunity for a quick connection to flights to all continents.
The third destination according to the number of week frequencies in Sofia Airport winter schedule is Munich with 21 flights. The flights are operated by airline Lufthansa that plans to offer soon a new Premium Economy class for its transcontinental flights.
The schedule to Frankfurt also includes 21 flights per week, with 14 flights operated by Lufthansa and 5 flights operated by Bulgaria Air from Terminal 2.
Wizz Air’s flights to Hahn Airport (at about 120 km to Frankfurt) are on Mondays and Fridays from Terminal 1.
This winter Sofia Airport will again provide the opportunity for a choice between attractive offers to Berlin. Airlines Аir Berlin (daily flights) and Bulgaria Air (4 flights per week) land at Tegel Airport, and easyJet operates flights three days a week to Schoenefeld Airport.
The winter schedule includes 18 flights per week on the Sofia – Bucharest route operated by two airlines. Romanian air carrier TAROM operates flights twice a day on week days and once on Sundays (11 flights a week).
During the new winter season Qatar Airways already operates daily flights on Sofia – Bucharest – Doha route with convenient connections to the warm South Seas.
Three airlines fly to Athenes – Bulgaria Air, Aegean Airlines and Air Malta, offering a total of 15 flights from Monday to Sunday.
The two daily flights from Sofia to Istanbul in the winter season also provide convenient transfer connections to the constantly developing flight network of Turkish Airlines
Candidates to fly directly to the romantic city of Paris can do it every day with Bulgaria Air’s flights to Charles de Gaulle Airport or on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with Wizz Air’s flights to Beauvais Airport
There are no changes in the schedule on the Sofia – Moscow route operated in partnership by Aeroflot and Bulgaria Air. The daily flights of the Russian air carrier remain the same, while the Bulgarian airline will increase its week frequencies from 4 to 6 in the peak of the ski season.
The opportunity of flying to Brussels with 11 flights per week is offered by two airlines. Bulgaria Air operates daily flights to the international Belgian airport from Terminal 2, and Wizz Air – four times a week to Charleroi (at 70 km from Brussels).
During the winter season eleven flights per week will be operated to Rome and 11 to Milan as well. The choice to the Eternal City is between three airlines – Bulgaria Air, Alitalia and Wizz Air, while passengers can fly to the Fashion Capital with Wizz Air to Bergamo Airport or with Bulgaria Air to Malpensa Airport.
Due to the increasing interest towards the Sofia – Warsaw route, the flights offered additionally in the summer of 2014 of Polish airline LOT on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays remain valid during the winter schedule. These flights start from Sofia in the late afternoon, while the daily frequency keeps its traditional hour – 14:50.
In the winter schedule 2014/15 the daily direct connections to Amsterdam, Belgrade, Madrid and Tel Aviv remain active. The two weekly flights on the newly launched in May this year direct route – Malmo/Copenhagen are preserved.
After the successful start of the scheduled flights to Dubai that Wizz Air launched a year ago, on 14 December Sofia Airport will welcome a second airline on the route. The air carrier from the United Arab Emirates – flydubai will operate flights from Terminal 2 to Dubai International (DXB) on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Two flights per day to Varna and three times a week to Burgas are included in Sofia Airport winter schedule.