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Bulgaria Air is the national carrier of Bulgaria. The airline is based at Sofia Airport (SOF) and flies to several destinations across Europe.

The airline launched flights in 2002 as a government-owned airline named Balkan Air Tour. In 2006, the airline was privatised but remained its status as the national carrier of Bulgaria.


Overall, the airline flies to more than 25 destinations, flying short-haul and medium-haul flights across the continent. Bulgaria Air had previously flown to destinations outside of Europe, including to Tirana, Cairo, Tripoli, Beirut, Skopje and Dubai. However, it recent years, it decided to stop flying intercontinental routes and focus solely on flights within Europe.

Domestic Destinations

Burgas Burgas Airport BOJ
Sofia Sofia Airport SOF
Varna Varna Airport VAR

International Destinations

Austria Vienna Vienna International Airport VIE
Belgium Brussels Brussels Airport BRU
Cyprus Larnaca Larnaca International Airport LCA
Czech Republic Prague Václav Havel Airport Prague PRG
France Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport CDG
Germany Berlin Berlin Tegel Airport TXL
Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Airport DUS
Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport FRA
Greece Athens Athens International Airport ATH
Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport TLV
Italy Milan Linate Airport LIN
Milan Milan–Malpensa Airport MXP
Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport FCO
Lebanon Beirut Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport BEY
Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam Airport Schiphol AMS
Norway Oslo Oslo Gardermoen Airport OSL
Portugal Lisbon Lisbon Portela Airport LIS
Romania Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport OTP
Russia Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport SVO
Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport LED
Spain Barcelona Barcelona–El Prat Airport BCN
Madrid Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport MAD
Málaga Málaga Airport AGP
Palma de Mallorca Palma de Mallorca Airport PMI
Switzerland Zürich Zürich Airport ZRH
Ukraine Odessa Odessa International Airport ODS
United Kingdom London Heathrow Airport LHR


Carry-on Baggage

Passengers in Economy Class are entitled to one free carry-on bag of up to 10 kg.

Passengers in Business Class are entitled to two items of free carry-on baggage with a combined total weight of 15 kg.

No one piece of baggage can exceed the dimensions of maximum dimensions of 55 cm x 40 cm x 20cm (21.6" x 15.7" x 7.8").

In addition to this, passengers can bring one personal item with them. The personal item can be a small backpack, handbag, purse, laptop and bag etc. and must be able to fit underneath the seat in front of the passenger.

Checked Baggage

Passengers in Business Class are entitled to two items of free checked baggage, with a maximum weight of 32 kg per piece.

Passengers in Economy Class are entitled to one item of free checked baggage, with a maximum weight of 23 kg.

No one piece of baggage can exceed the overall dimensions of 158 cm (l+h+w).


Online Check-In

Online check-in is available through the Bulgaria Air online check-in page. Passengers can check-in online by clicking the 'online check-in' tab and entering their e-ticket number and last name.

Online check-in is open from 24 hours before scheduled flight departure time up until two hours before.

Airport Check-In

Airport check-in can be completed by visiting one of the airline check-in agents at the check-in desk with the relevant travel documents. Check-in times differ depending on the airport of departure. However, it usually opens two hours before departure time and closes 45 minutes before.

Economy Class

Passengers in economy receive a full-service, with the airline's friendly cabin crew on-hand to help.

Economy Class Facilities

In-flight, passengers can enjoy a range of food and drink from the airline's in-flight menu and entertainment with the airline's in-flight magazine.

Economy Class Seats

Seats are set out in either a 2 x 2 or 3 x 3 configuration. Seats are designed to give ample width and legroom.

Business Class

Business Class is the airline's most premium cabin class with its best level of service. Passengers in Business Class have their own flight attendant, who is dedicated to serving Business Class passengers exclusively.

Business Class Facilities

Each passenger is given priority baggage drop, check-in and boarding.

Onboard, passengers can enjoy a welcome drink as soon as they're seated. Hot meals are served once the plane has taken off and passengers can order a range of drinks from the airline's extensive drinks menu.

Passengers are given a selection of in-flight magazines to choose from for entertainment.

What are Business Class Seats Like?

Business Class seats are set out in a 2 x 2 formation. Seats give greater width and pitch when compared to Economy Class, designed for a more relaxed journey.

In-Flight Entertainment

There's no in-flight entertainment system onboard Bulgaria Air flights. However, passengers can enjoy reading materials from the airline's business and lifestyle in-flight magazine.


There's no WIFI on any of Bulgaria Air's flights.


Economy Class passengers are offered food and drink during their flight. Passengers can choose from an alcoholic, non-alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, as well as a selection of sandwiches and a chocolate dessert.

Business Class passengers are treated to a welcome drink and are served a hot meal from the exclusive Business Class menu. Business Class passengers can order complimentary snacks and drinks throughout the flight.

Those looking to pre-order a special meal can contact Alternative Airlines or the airline beforehand to see which sandwiches it offers.

Frequent Flyer Program


Bulgaria Air offers a frequent flyer program called FLY MORE which rewards regular passengers for flying with the airline. Passengers can earn points and redeem them to buy future flights on Bulgaria Air.

The FLY MORE program offers thee levels of membership: Basic Level, Silver Card and Gold Card. The higher-level membership a passenger holds, the better rewards they receive.

Airline Alliance

Bulgaria Air isn't a member of any airline alliance. However, it does have codeshare and interline agreements with a number of different airlines.

Codeshare Agreement

Interline Agreement


Bulgaria Air's fleet consists of narrow body aircraft from manufacturers Airbus (A319 and A320) and Embraer (190). The airline has up to 10 planes within its fleet.

Hub Airport

Sofia Airport

Sofia Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF) is the main airport of Bulgaria and also the hub of Bulgaria Air. The airport has one runway, two terminals and a yearly passenger capacity of over seven million passengers. It facilitates flights from airlines flying across Europe and to the Middle East.

No other airline uses Sofia Airport has its primary hub. However, the airport is a secondary hub for Wizz Air and Ryanair. Other airlines that fly to/from the airport include Arkia, El Al, flydubai, Lauda, Transavia, GullivAir and UIA.

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