New airlines to perform flights from Varna, Burgas airports
Over 115 charter and 20 regular routes will be available this summer from the Varna airport, on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, said Andreas Helfer, executive director of Fraport Twin Star Management, the outfit operating the Varna and Burgas airports under a concession arrangement.
A total of 48 airlines have so far notified flights to and from the Varna airport. The new additions include Swiss International Airlines and Edelweiss Air with flights to Zurich, Lithuanian Airlines with flights to Vilnius and Air Italy Polska with flights to Katowice and Warsaw while Lvov Avia will be flying to Lvov in the Ukraine.
A host of low-cost carriers will be performing regular flights to and from Varna this summer.
In early April, Norwegian Air Shuttle will open a service to Oslo on Saturdays. Starting June 20, the company will fly Fridays from Varna to Warsaw.
Denmark's Sterling will rejoin the fray in mid-May with a regular route to Copenhagen. The first flight is scheduled for May 17. The company also plans to offer a regular service from Burgas to Stockholm and Gothenburg.
The Danish airline first started a Burgas-Copenhagen service a year ago.
In May, Germany's Air Berlin and Germanwings will resume budget flights from Varna and Burgas to Berlin, Duesseldorf and Cologne.
Wizz Air will be flying from Burgas to Luton, Katowice, Warsaw and Budapest.
In early July, the airline will offer Varna-Sofia and Varna-Budapest flights.
Tickets from Varna to Bratislava, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Kosice are available from SkyEurope.
Aer Lingus will launch June 11 the first direct regular service from Varna to Dublin. Flights will be performed once a week.
The list of airlines with a significant increase in the number of planned flights in comparison with 2007 are VIM Airlines, Aerosvit Airlines, Ural Airlines and Luxair. They will be flying to Moscow, Kiev, Ekateriniburg and Luxembourg