Sofia Airport’s “Winter 2015/16” Flight Schedule has come into force and will last until 26 March 2016.
During the season, 24 airlines operate direct flights from and to Sofia on 57 air routes, out of which 55 international and two domestic.
Daily air routes connect Sofia Airport to the capitals of European and Middle Eastern countries. In convenient time for passengers, aircraft land and take off to Athens, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow, Paris, Rome.
London, Vienna, Munich, and Frankfurt are the most desired destinations with the largest number of scheduled air services to them.
For the first time in winter, a larger number of flights operate to eastern destinations. More foreign tourists are expected to visit Bulgarian ski resorts.
Qatar Airways’ flights to Doha operated on a daily basis are already without transfer. They provide convenient transfer connections to popular destinations in Asia and the Pacific Ocean region. Turkish Airlines will add third flight to Istanbul during the midday hours of the schedule four days of the week since the end of December. This flight also provides convenient connections to the expanding airline’s network of destinations.
One year after the launch of the new Dubai International – Sofia flights, flydubai increases its flights from two to three flights a week.
The five new air routes that Wizz Air opened in July 2015 to Geneva, Cologne, Memmingen, Naples and Bari remain with unchanged schedule in winter. During that season the Milan/Bergamo air service has a daily operational frequency. Bulgaria Air also operates flights to Milan/Malpensa.
The tourist season begins in mid December with new airlines and routes. Two new seasonal scheduled air services will be added to Sofia Airport schedule. For another year, Thomas Cook UK will operate flights from London/Gatwick and Manchester every Saturday. During that winter season its flights can be booked by individual tourists as well.
With similar proposal since 11 January 2016 Wizz Air is launching scheduled flights from Sofia to Bristol. The route will be operated twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays.
Thomson Fly, the long-experienced air carrier, will transport tourists to Bulgarian winter resorts from London, Manchester and Birmingham.
For second successive year English airline Jet2 will operate flights to Sofia but with an extended programme of three routes – Manchester, East Midland and Newcastle.
The new seasonal air carriers are Norwegian and Enter Air operating tourist charter flights respectively to London/Gatwick and Bristol.
“Winter 2015/16” Schedule includes 16 domestic flights a week from Sofia to Varna and four flights a week to Burgas.