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Qatar Airways Begins Codeshare Agreement with Bulgaria Air

A Qatar Airways A350-1000 at the gate at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Qatar Airways is nnouncing a codeshare agreement with Bulgaria Air that will allow the Bulgaria national carrier to offer a range of flights to Africa, the Middle East as well as in Asia. Qatar Airways, on the other hand, will be able to access new destinations in Bulgaria with the flights scheduled to commence operation starting on March 2.

Qatar Airways has been offering four weakly seamless services to Bulgaria since 2011 and the passenger demand has since increased also leading to an increase in services offered to 14 weekly flights.

The Qatari airline continues to show its flexibility in the industry through showcasing its technical and strategic abilities in recent times by investing its stakes in some of the major airlines as well as helping in curbing the deadly Coronavirus outbreak by helping in the supply of medical supplies to China.

Bulgaria Air was incorporated in December 2002 as the successor of Balkan Bulgarian Airlines and it offers its services to 22 cities in Europe and flies domestic routes including the main cities in Bulgaria’s Bourgas and Varna with its main operating base being in Sofia.

The airline recently introduced a new route to Valencia making it its fifth destination to Spain. The company also flew 1.2 million flyers in 2018 across 5,699 flights and offering both short and medium-haul flights with a fleet of 10 aircraft.

Recently, Bulgaria Air CEO Yanko Georgiev announced the airline’s plan to modernize its fleet and talks were underway with two aircraft manufacturers for a number of new aircraft to expand its growing network.

Victor Shalton

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  • Victor Shalton

    Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Victor’s love for aviation goes way back to when he was 11-years-old. Living close to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, he developed a love for planes and he even recalls aspiring to be a future airline executive for Kenya Airways. He also has a passion in the arts and loves writing and had his own aviation blog prior to joining AirlineGeeks. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration at DeKUT and aspiring to make a career in a more aviation-related course.

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