Bulgarian Air Charter

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Bulgarian Air Charter
Българиан Ер Чартер
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2000
Focus cities
Fleet size 17[1]
Destinations Charters
Headquarters Sofia, Bulgaria
Key people Evgeniy Muzika,[2] CEO
Revenue Increase 63.7 million (2016)[3]
Net income Decrease €7.7 million (2016)[4]
Website bgaircharter.com

Bulgarian Air Charter is a Bulgarian charter airline headquartered in Sofia and based at Sofia Airport.[5]


A former Bulgarian Air Charter Tupolev Tu-154

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.[6]

The airline has its own maintenance unit. The maintenance base have capabilities on MD 80 SERIES and B737 CLASSIC cover airframe, engines and landing gear services and overhaul of aircraft components.[7]

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.[8]


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 Plovdiv Airport and Sofia Airport during the winter. The airline also operates additional occasional charter flights to further destinations throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.


Current fleet[edit]

Bulgarian Air Charter McDonnell Douglas MD-82

As of February 2017, the Bulgarian Air Charter fleet consists of the following aircraft:[9]

Bulgarian Air Charter
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 7[10] 174
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 10 164
Total 17

As of November 2016, Bulgarian Air Charter is the largest remaining McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series operator in Europe.[11]

Former fleet[edit]

Bulgarian Air Charter also used to operate Tupolev Tu-154s which have been meanwhile phased out.[12] The airline also phased out its sole remaining McDonnell Douglas MD-83 during early 2016.[9]


External links[edit]

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