Bulgaria Air (effectively Balkan's replacement for scheduled services) is due to start services here in Manchester imminently. The TU154Ms which used to operate many Balkan charters into the UK, passed to Hemus Air and are now operated on behalf of Balkan Holidays in an amazing colour scheme!
As a big fan of 154s (my favourite aircraft) I'd love to know what happened to Balkan's early model 154Bs. These were regular visitors to MAN
in the '80s. If they were scrapped, where and when were they scrapped?
Give me Tupolevs and Ilyushins over Boeings and Airbuses any day!