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About Bulgaria Air
Bulgaria Air is Bulgaria’s flag carrier airline. It was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Sofia. He made his first flight from Sofia to London and Paris. The airline uses the Sofia airport as a hub. Today it is 99.9% owned by the Bulgarian airline Hemus Air, which has now combined all three Bulgarian airlines. Bulgaria Air emerged from the insolvent Balkan Bulgarian Airlines in 2002 and was declared a state carrier in Bulgaria in the same year. The flight connections of the previous airline could be taken over seamlessly. Bulgaria Air was privatized three years later. Hemus Air was only allowed to take over the airline in 2007 with the promise to pay a further 86 million euros for the expansion of the fleet.
Since November 2008, Bulgaria Air is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which has 230 airlines worldwide. The airline has scheduled flights and charter flights. In 2016, 1.2 million passengers were carried.
There are two on-board classes: Economy Class and Business Class. On board you can take the time e.g. with a purchase of duty free products. There is a large selection of perfumes, jewelry, tobacco and gifts. The Bulgaria Air on-board magazine provides information about the most beautiful travel destinations in Bulgaria. The airline attaches particular importance to good service, which is reflected in the typical Bulgarian hospitality. There is also the option to book private business flights in a small jet. This is luxuriously equipped and offers good working conditions for business people with an Internet connection. Bulgaria Air’s frequent flyer program is called Fly FB Bonus Points and offers rewards such as ticket upgrades and additional baggage allowance.
Bul Air is a subsidiary of the company that also arranges charter flights.
Bulgaria Air Hub Airport
Bulgaria Air Classes of Service
The Economy class offers a snack, depending on the time and duration of the flight, but also a choice of non-alcoholic drinks, tea and coffee.
In Business Class, passengers enjoy more comfort, with larger seats, a welcome drink offered before take-off, as well as a wide variety of meals served according to the flight time. All passengers also have access to the airline’s magazine.
In Bulgaria, the airline only flies to the cities of Burgas and Varna.
Countries flying abroad are Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
In addition to these countries, they fly to Lebanon, Portugal, Spain (Alicante), Russia (St.Petersburg) countries during the summer season.
The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.
|Aegean Airlines||Alitalia||LOT Polish Airlines|
In 2008, Bulgaria Air became a full member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
2006 – Privatisation of Bulgaria Air
Bulgaria Air Check-in
Passengers who want to avoid long waiting times can check in via the Internet. Online check-in is activated one day to 2 hours before the start of the trip. However, this service is only possible on flights from Sofia, Varna and Burgas, London, Zurich, Milan, Paris and Berlin.
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Bulgaria Air recommends that passengers check in at the counter at least two hours and no later than 45 minutes before departure. For both domestic and international flights, the check-in counters close 40 minutes before the start.
Bulgaria Air Baggage Allowance
The hand luggage that can be carried on board with Bulgaria Air must not contain any dangerous items. The handling of liquids is subject to the applicable EU regulations (not more than 100 ml per container, all containers packed in a transparent, resealable, 1 liter plastic bag). Only the essentials in the form of medicines and valuables are provided for on board. The hand luggage must not exceed the dimensions of 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm. The maximum weight is 10 kg, regardless of the booking class and the connections used via Bulgaria Air. In addition, only walking aids and books / magazines may be carried on board.
With regard to the baggage to be checked, it should be noted that on international connections in the tourist class a luggage up to 23 kg may be carried. The sum of the outer dimensions should not exceed 158 cm. For children up to two years of age, restrictions of 10 kg and 115 cm apply. Baby carriages and childrens seats can be taken free of charge.
In business class, a second piece of luggage may also be given free of charge, also up to a maximum weight of 23 kg. Baggage with an overweight of up to 32 kg is transported for a fee of 50 Euro, luggage with an oversize up to 203 cm is estimated at 70 Euro. A second piece of luggage costs 50 euros, a third 100 euros. (Prices for international flights)
In the case of other luggage, the airline is very clever. Sports equipment of all kinds up to 23 kg can be carried free of charge as part of the free parcel. Otherwise the fees, which have to be paid for additional luggage. Exception: for ski / snowboard luggage is generally charged a fee of 30 Euro (price for international flights). Consult your airline for musical instruments.
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Bulgaria Air Seat Selection
As part of the online check-in, passengers can reserve a seat. If you are not satisfied with your choice, you will not be able to change it again after check-in. The Bulgarian airline also reserves the right to reassign selected seats at any time. Bulgaria Air is currently not providing information on the availability of XL seats.
Bulgaria Air Knee Distance
Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.
FLY MORE Frequent Flyer Program
The frequent flyer program of Bulgaria Air, is now called Fly More. On flights with the Bulgarian airline as well as Sixt car hire, participants earn bonus points credited to their member account. Miles offers a number of privileges such as discounts on airline tickets, free baggage allowance. Membership in the frequent flyer program begins with a start-up phase in which no points can be collected. Only after five flights with Bulgaria Air is the silver member status reached. Gold status is awarded when 30,000 points have been collected within 18 months.
With the clear system of Fly More score points
Silver and Gold members are credited with uniform points for flights within Bulgaria, the Balkan Peninsula and for international Bulgaria Air flights, depending on the tariff class. On any international flight, between 2200 (first class) and 80 points (cheapest class) are booked. Gold members receive a bonus of 25%. The rules for bonus flights are simple: National, regional and international tours cost in Economy Class 6000, 18000 and 30000 points. Upgrades are available for 2000, 6000 and 10,000 points. Fly More Points expire after three years.
Bulgaria Air Food & Beverage
Bulgaria Air provides passengers on board with free on-board catering. In addition to water, soft drinks, coffee and tea, this also includes alcoholic beverages such as beer or wine. In economy, there is usually a sandwich and a chocolate dessert to eat. Vegetarians can choose to request a vegetarian sandwich when booking their ticket. The airline does not provide any further information on possible special meals on its website.
If you want special meals, the demand before departure is worthwhile, at least for business passengers. Bulgaria Air officially promises only a welcome drink for business, followed by a warm meal and a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. However, many customers are not satisfied with the quality of food.
Do not expect too much when it comes to catering for Bulgaria Air. The airline devotes only a few austere sentences to the topic on its own website and receives mostly poor marks for eating and drinking on board in the ratings of travelers. Especially if you fly with children or are dependent on special meals for medical, religious or ideological reasons, it is advisable to eat or pack provisions before departure.
Bulgaria Air Inflight Entertainment
Bulgaria Air provides full in-flight service, with to its clients on board.
During flight, passengers enjoy meals and beverages and on board Duty Free shopping from the “Sky Shop”.
Each passenger can get a free copy of the “Bulgaria On Air” in-flight Magazine as well.
So far, only Business Class has been equipped with in-flight internet service. It is not yet known whether the airline is also equipping Economy Class with WLAN. Customers can find up-to-date information on the airline’s website.
Bulgaria Air Pet Policy
Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Bulgaria Air.
Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.
Bulgaria Air Lounge
The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Bulgaria Air lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.
Owner: Balkan Hemus Group EAD
Frequent Flyer Program: FLY MORE
Company slogan: -
Number of Aircraft: 10
Average Age of Aircraft: 10.8
Type of Aircraft: Airbus, Embraer
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Embraer 190
Head Office: Boulevard Bruskel 1, Sofia Airport, 1540 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone Number: +359 2 402 04 00
Fax Number: +359 2 984 02 03