BALKAN Bulgarian Airlines also had flights to Luanda during (first half of) the eighties. Equipment usually Tu-154. Routing SOF-MLA or TIP-LOS-LAD. Those flights were less than weekly and in later days this route was discontinued and passengers were transferred via SXF on Interflug.Jump to post
Bulgaria Air Embraers were wet-leased by Air Italy on certain routes. You could have seen them because they were indeed Bulgaria Air planes, but with IG flight numbers. So maybe now they have back their planes and do not need spare 737s anymore... Correct. 2x E190 and 2x A320 were working for Air I...Jump to post
Ryanair beat Wizz Air Sofia to Athens (Wizz came in after Ryanair). Ryanair beat Wizz Air Sofia to Cologne: Wizz Air operated the route for about two years before Ryanair flooded the market. Wizz Air have had a few victories in Romania. Ryanair had more wins at Sofia. SOF-FCO was operated for years...Jump to post
It is not maintenance. On Monday, 26th there was very strong snow, low temperatures and wind in Sofia.
There was something wrong with the deicing procedures of the particular ground operator, working for Wizzair...that is what I've heard.
In the video provided: Shot1: 737-200 and 707 TAAG?... several too distant + front of F27-TAAG Shot2: bus offloading passengers at the ramp Shot3: Il-62 Aeroflot, Il-62 TAAG, 4x An-12 Aeroflot and may be a Tupolev Shot4: Yak-40 and Tu-134 TAAG, tail of Il-62 Aeroflot same Yak-40 and Tu-134 appear at...Jump to post
When visiting Milan Linate last week I noticed a Meridiana MD-80 flying to and from Olbia, Sardinia. Does anyone know how many MD-80's Meridiana still have and on what routes they are deployed? Check the activity of following registrations in FR24: I-SMEN I-SMER I-SMES I-SMET you will get good idea...Jump to post
Flew this Thursday three rare models in one day:
NCL- IOM- BHD- IOM- GLA Eastern Airways Jetstream 41
GLA- MAN Logan Air/FlyBe SAAB 2000
MAN- NWI Logan Air/FlyBe Dornier 328
Very nice and friendly crews- happy to show and share.
That was FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
And what about this crazy model- Ilyushin IL-114 ... Uzbekistan Airways has six of them! Beside two more in Russia with Vyborg Airlines... as rare as it can be! So the uzbeks are operating this gem regularly on domestic routes and you can try IL-114 on almost 1,5-2h sectors for 70-80$ per direction....Jump to post
An absolute beauty and rarity Airbus 340-500 This days is active A6-EHD between AUH and CAS/RBA/CAI. Also add Azerbaijan Airlines with DXB-GYD and MOW-GYD (don't know which Moscow airport), from time to time. Azeri's Airbus A340-500 is operating flights J2 8852/51 Baku- Moscow/Domodedovo- Baku... b...Jump to post
Very few entries from the Balkans... at this moment there is Air Bucharest (capital city of Romania) with only one active B737-300. And two carriers that have ceased operations years ago: Air Sofia- a big operator of Antonov 12 Air Prishtina, which operated a A320 for few months in 2004 . Also there...Jump to post
An absolute beauty and rarity Airbus 340-500 This days is active A6-EHD between AUH and CAS/RBA/CAI. ************************************* Aircraft: An 24 and An 140 Airline: Motor Sich Destnations: OZH, IEV, LWO, ODS Possible retirement date:..... Notes: extremely low fares. Somtimes on this flight...Jump to post
Sorry to ruin this topic but the source of this "information" is absolutely and totally unreliable. No airbuses 330 and 350 for Bulgaria Air in near and more distant future! (I'll be so glad to spot BIG-buses over my home but reality @SOF is much different) Bulgaria Air has more urgent tas...Jump to post