Bulgarian Air Charter

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Bulgarian Air Charter
Bulgarian Air Charter (logo).png
IATA
H6
ICAO
BUC
Callsign
BULGARIAN CHARTER
Founded 2000
Hubs
Secondary hubs
Fleet size 10
Destinations Charters
Headquarters Sofia, Bulgaria
Key people Filip Mustakov (CEO)
Website www.bgaircharter.com
Bulgarian Air Charter McDonnell Douglas MD-82 landing at Frankfurt Airport.

Bulgarian Air Charter is a charter airline based in Sofia, Bulgaria. It operates charter services for tour operators between the two Bulgarian Black Sea airports Burgas Airport and Varna Airport; and in winter season from Plovdiv Airport and Sofia Airport to European countries. Its main base is Sofia Airport.[1]

History[edit]

Bulgarian Air Charter McDonnell Douglas MD-82 taxiing at Stuttgart Airport
Tupolev Tu-154M of Bulgarian Air Charter at Malta International Airport (2002)

The airline was established in 2000 and started operations on 14 December 2000. The company is wholly owned by the Aviation Service Group. Bulgarian Air Charter started operations with five Tupolev Tu-154s and operates flights for tour operators such as REWE Touristik, DUF Travel, Israir, Solvex, Travel booking, VVV Tour and A tour to destinations in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Israel and Poland.
In 2004 the airline retired the Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft and replaced them with seven McDonnell Douglas MD-80.
In 2011 the Bulgarian Air Charter fleet increased to 12 McDonnell Douglas MD-80. Since the period the airline was founded it has transported more than 3.5 million passengers. At present the company has 260 employees.[2]

Destinations[edit]

For the summer season Bulgarian Air Charter operates scheduled flights to 32 destinations in 14 countries from Bourgas Airport and Varna Airport.[2] The airline also operates unscheduled flights to other destinations throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Fleet[edit]

As of July 2014, the Bulgarian Air Charter fleet consists of the following aircraft:[3]

Bulgarian Air Charter
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 9 164 2 operated for Mistral Air and 3 are stored at Sofia Airport.
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 1 164
Total 10

Retired fleet[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flight International 27 March 2007
  2. ^ a b "Bulgarian Air Charter-About Us". Bulgarian Air Charter. 
  3. ^ "Bulgarian Air Charter Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. 

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