Bulgaria Air

  • Sofia
  • Varna

Bulgaria Air is a Bulgarian airline based in Sofia and based on the Sofia Airport.


The airline was founded in 2002 as the successor to the insolvent Balkan Bulgarian Airlines. By order of the Bulgarian Minister of Transport and Communications it was declared in November 2002 for Bulgaria's flag carrier. So she got to use some of the most profitable Bulgarian Flight connections the license.

The operation began in December 2002 with the acquisition of flights from the former state carrier Balkan Airlines, who had gone bankrupt.

From 2005 Bulgaria Air was privatized. In 2007, the Bulgarian airline Hemus Air to 99.9 % presided over the Bulgaria Air under a promise to pay another 86 million euros for the expansion of the fleet. As part of this investment Bulgaria Air to get 15 new aircraft to expand its route network and competitive.

Since 2007, the three Bulgarian Airlines Bulgaria Air, Hemus Air and Viaggio Air are now finally in possession of the Hemus Air and thus the Balkan Hemus Group with joint control. Since September 2007, all flight numbers of flights from Bulgaria Air, Hemus Air and Viaggio Air carried the IATA code of the FB Bulgaria Air Following the unification of the two brands, Hemus Air and Viaggio Air are completely gone since early 2009. The Bulgaria Air brand will continue as only one of the three will get what is reflected in the new website of the airline. Bulgaria Air, thus grouping together the flight destinations, aircraft and routes for all three airlines in itself.


Bulgaria Air flies from its home airport Sofia especially numerous cities and holiday destinations in Europe to. National will operate flights to Burgas and Varna. She has completed beyond codeshare agreement with KLM, Air France, LOT, Virgin Atlantic, Austrian Airlines, Alitalia, Aeroflot, El Al, Iberia, United Airlines, TAROM, Aerosvit and Czech Airlines.


As of July 2013, the fleet of 10 planes is Bulgaria Air with a mean age of 10.3 years:

  • 3 Airbus A319 -100
  • 3 Airbus A320 -200 ( 1 operated for Nasair )
  • 4 Embraer 190