Bulgarian Air Charter

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Bulgarian Air Charter
Българиан Ер Чартър
BAClogo.PNG
IATA ICAO Callsign
H6 BUC BULGARIAN CHARTER
Founded2000
Focus cities
Fleet size15[1]
DestinationsCharters
HeadquartersSofia, Bulgaria
Key peopleApik Garabedian
RevenueIncrease 82 million (201)[2]
Net incomeIncrease €8.4 million (2017)[3]
Websitebgaircharter.com

Bulgarian Air Charter is a Bulgarian charter airline headquartered in Sofia and based at Sofia Airport.[4]

History[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

Destinations[edit]

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[edit]

Current fleet[edit]

As of July 2019, the Bulgarian Air Charter fleet consists of the following aircraft:[1][8]

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

Former fleet[edit]

Bulgarian Air Charter also used to operate Tupolev Tu-154s which have been meanwhile phased out.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b planespotters.net - Bulgarian Air Charter Fleet Details and History retrieved 20 July 2019
  2. ^ https://www.capital.bg/biznes/kompanii/2018/09/17/3209928_nai-golemite_transportni_kompanii_novi_barieri_ot_es/
  3. ^ https://www.capital.bg/biznes/kompanii/2018/09/17/3209928_nai-golemite_transportni_kompanii_novi_barieri_ot_es/
  4. ^ Flight International 27 March 2007
  5. ^ "Bulgarian Air Charter-About Us". Bulgarian Air Charter.
  6. ^ http://mro.bgaircharter.com/
  7. ^ "Bulgarian Air Charter". Airliner World: 7. November 2015.
  8. ^ http://www.bgaircharter.com/index.php?page=22
  9. ^ md-80.com - Bulgarian Air Charter retrieved 21 May 2016

External links[edit]

Media related to Bulgarian Air Charter at Wikimedia Commons