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Bulgarian Air Charter is a Bulgarian charter airline headquartered in Sofia and based at Sofia Airport.[3]

History

A former Bulgarian Air Charter Tupolev Tu-154
Bulgarian Air Charter McDonnell Douglas MD-82

Bulgarian Air Charter was established in 2000 and started operations on 14 December 2000 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Aviation Service Group. It operates flights for several tour operators to destinations mostly in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Israel and Poland. Since the period the airline was founded, it has transported more than 3.5 million passengers. The company has 330 employees.[4] The airline has its own maintenance unit which has capabilities on McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series and Boeing 737 Classic series aircraft covering airframe, engines and landing gear services and overhaul of aircraft components.[5] The airline started operations with five Tupolev Tu-154s. In 2004, the airline retired these aircraft and replaced them with seven McDonnell Douglas MD-80. By 2011, the Bulgarian Air Charter fleet had grown to 12 MD-80s. In September 2015, Bulgarian Air Charter added its first Airbus A320-200 to its fleet.[6]

Destinations

Bulgarian Air Charter operates charter services on behalf of tour operators from European destinations to the Bulgarian Black Sea airports Burgas Airport and Varna Airport during the summer season and from Sofia Airport during the winter. The airline also operates additional occasional charter flights to further destinations throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Fleet

Current fleet

As of June 2020, the Bulgarian Air Charter fleet consists of the following aircraft:[1][7]

Bulgarian Air Charter fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 6 180
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 9 164
Total 15

Former fleet

Bulgarian Air Charter also used to operate Tupolev Tu-154s which have since been phased out.[8]

See also

Bulgarian Air Charter was established in 2000 and started operations on 14 December 2000 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Aviation Service Group. It operates flights for several tour operators to destinations mostly in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Israel and Poland. Since the period the airline was founded, it has transported more than 3.5 million passengers. The company has 330 employees.[4] The airline has its own maintenance unit which has capabilities on McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series and Boeing 737 Classic series aircraft covering airframe, engines and landing gear services and overhaul of aircraft components.[5] The airline started operations with five Tupolev Tu-154s. In 2004, the airline retired these aircraft and replaced them with seven McDonnell Douglas MD-80. By 2011, the Bulgarian Air Charter fleet had grown to 12 MD-80s. In September 2015, Bulgarian Air Charter added its first Airbus A320-200 to its fleet.[6]

Destinations

Bulgarian Air Charter operates charter services on behalf of tour operators from European destinations to the Bulgarian Black Sea airports Burgas Airport and Varna Airport during the summer season and from Sofia Airport during the winter. The airline also operates additional occasional charter flights to further destinations throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Fleet

Current fleet

As of June 2020, the Bulgarian Air Charter fleet consists of the following aircraft:[1][7]

Bulgarian Air Charter fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 6 180
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 9 164
Total 15

Former fleet

Bulgarian Air Charter also used to operate Tupolev Tu-154s which have since been phased out.[8]

See also

[1][7]

Bulgarian Air Charter fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 6 Bulgarian Air Charter also used to operate Tupolev Tu-154s which have since been phased out.[8]

See also

References