motif1
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Bulgaria Air News

Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:50 am

I'd like to share some news regarding Bulgaria and ask some questions.

First, it looks like Bulgarian airlines might be able to return to the US skies in a few months. A little detail here:
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=53182

Has anyone heard anything about Bulgaria Air's (or other BG carriers') long haul fleets' plans? Bulgaria Air only has 8 or 9 B737's. I don't see how they'd be able to fly to the US direct with them.

One historical question. I know that Balkan Airline used to fly to New York with a fuel stop along the way. Could anyone tell me details about their flights? What did use to fly (Russian or Boeing)? Where did they stop for fuel? I found only one Balkan picture on a.net (approaching JFK). It was a B767. I didn’t know that Balkan operated B767. I would guess they did for a very short period of time.



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Other somewhat unrelated Bulgaria Air news:


Sofia-Paris Plane Returns over Tech Failure
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=53172


and

Bulgaria Air opens their 14th destination in the UK (Manchester)!!!
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=53195

Best regards,


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ScottishLaddie
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RE: Bulgaria Air News

Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:49 am

Quoting Motif1 (Thread starter):
Bulgaria Air opens their 14th destination in the UK (Manchester)!!!

14th?! Really?! I need a list!  boggled 
 
motif1
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RE: Bulgaria Air News

Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:35 am

Quoting ScottishLaddie (Reply 1):
14th?! Really?! I need a list!

I think the list goes like this:

London Manchester
London Manchester
London Manchester
London Manchester
London Manchester
London Manchester
London Manchester

There you have it: 14 destinations.

I am sorry I posted without thinking. The airline has a total of a little over 20 destination.

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JoKeR
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RE: Bulgaria Air News

Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:59 am

Quoting Motif1 (Thread starter):
I know that Balkan Airline used to fly to New York with a fuel stop along the way

Perhaps our Bulgarian neighbors could correct me here but I don't think MLA was a technical stop, rather this routing was performed to collect pax, in code share with Air Malta.

I know that a similar plan was made to go via BEG with JU (late '90s) but the US carriers objected and it never happened.
 
flanker
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RE: Bulgaria Air News

Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:31 pm

they are not going anywhere any time soon.

the only airline that might have a chance i think is Hemus Air/Balkan Holidays
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motif1
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RE: Bulgaria Air News

Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:35 pm

Quoting Flanker (Reply 4):
they are not going anywhere any time soon.

the only airline that might have a chance i think is Hemus Air/Balkan Holidays

Why is that?
What would Hemus fly?

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