Balkan154m
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Air Sofia 737-800! Guard Air?

Sat Dec 14, 2002 7:40 am

HI EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!
I HAVE JUST FOUND THAT AIR SOFIA HAVE RECIEVED A BOEING 737-800 WITH WINGLETS, WHICH IS BASED AT SOFIA, BULGARIA AND IS STARTING WEEKLY FLIGHTS TO DUBAI!!!!! PHOTOS AND MORE INFO@ http://sofiaholidays.com/gallery/
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THE AIRLINE IS TO START OTHER PASSENGER ROUTES, OR EXPAND THIS PASSENGER FLLET??

I HAVE ALSO NOTICED THAT A NORWEGIAN AIRLINE GUARD AIR HAS STARTED FLIGHTS FROM ALL OVER EUROPE TO SOFIA. I CANT FIND PICTURES OR INFO ON THEM AT ALL. R THEY LOW COST AIRLINE? WHAT FLEET DO THEY HAVE. WHY HAVE THEY COMENCED SO MANY SERVICES TO SOFIA?? IS THE FLIGHT FROM LONDON-SOFIA AN ONWARD EXTENSION?????
FILL ME WITH KNOWLEDGE.....!!

RGRDS
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connector4you
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RE: Air Sofia 737-800! Guard Air?

Sat Dec 14, 2002 5:29 pm

The aircraft is or was one of Pegasus Airlines (Turkey Charter Operator based in Istanbul) initially leased through GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).


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My best bet is that the aircraft it's on a wet sub-lease to Air Sofia which clearly decided to have their own shot at the Bulgarian charter market.

Otherwise Air Sofia it's a Bulgarian cargo operator, still flying Russian An-12, AN-12, IL-76, AN-26, AN-124

http://www.bird.ch/Russians/An12/AN12P15.html




 
AApilot2b
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RE: Air Sofia 737-800! Guard Air?

Sat Dec 14, 2002 5:31 pm

Talk about ugly color scemes!!  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Air Sofia 737-800! Guard Air?

Sat Dec 14, 2002 5:31 pm

wow those Pegsaus' planes are everywhere. How many planes does Pegasus lease all over the world? Must be a ton.

TNNH
 
Thomas_Jaeger
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RE: Air Sofia 737-800! Guard Air?

Sat Dec 14, 2002 7:42 pm

From what I know they are operating on behalf of Air Algérie, Air Sofia, Khalifa Airways and Oman Air at the moment.
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