Airbus А380 landed from Frankfurt at about 13:00 at Sofia Airport under the accompaniment of Bulgarian folklore music. Minister of Transport Ivaylo Moskovski, as well as Sofia Airport’s Board of Directors greeted Lufthansa airline and the guests to the event.
The pilot who landed the giant in Sofia is Bulgarian Mario Bakalov – Senior First Officer. He didn’t hide his excitement to be part of the crew and waved the Bulgarian flag from the cockpit. The first landing of Airbus A380 in Sofia coincided with the Bulgarian Aviation and Air Force Day.
The huge machine was escorted by two Bulgarian MIG-29 fighter jets that performed an “air policing” exercise.