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Qatar Airways and Bulgaria Air Sign Codeshare Agreement

Qatar Airways has announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with Bulgaria Air. The airline said sales started on February 18, 2020 with the first codeshare flights to operate from 2 March.

The agreement will provide Bulgaria Air passengers with a seamless connection to destinations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Qatar Airways’ passengers will benefit from access to two new destinations in Bulgaria: Varna and Burgas.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “This agreement with Bulgaria Air follows other recent partnership announcements we have made with airlines across the world, demonstrating our commitment to working with our peers to provide passengers seamless connectivity and unrivalled service.”

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Bulgaria Air Chief Executive Officer, Hristo Todorov, said: “It is a great pleasure for Bulgaria Air to add Qatar Airways to its partnership network, which is undoubtedly one of the most respected and prestigious airlines in the world.”

“We are delighted that they have chosen us as a partner enabling our passengers to travel quickly and conveniently to over 170 destinations with Qatar Airways,” added Todorov.

Todorov said the cooperation is only a part of Bulgaria Air’s long-term development strategy. “We are happy to welcome the passengers of Qatar Airways onboard our aircraft,” concluded Todorov.

Qatar Airways first launched services to Sofia, Bulgaria on 22 September 2011 beginning with a four-times weekly service. In the years since, due to the strong demand by travellers, the service has grown to 14 weekly flights.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 170 destinations worldwide. The airline says it will add Osaka, Japan; Santorini, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Almaty and Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Accra, Ghana; Cebu, Philippines; Lyon, France; Trabzon, Turkey; Siem Reap, Cambodia and Luanda, Angola to its network in 2020.

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Bulgaria Air is the largest Bulgarian airline and national carrier of the Republic of Bulgaria. It performs direct flights to 25 cities in Europe, including domestic flights to Varna and Bourgas. In 2019, the airline won the “Most Preferred Airline in the Bulgarian Market” at the prestigious annual Sky Awards. The national carrier was also honored in two other categories – “Most Preferred Airline for Short and Medium flights to/from Bulgaria” and “Most Preferred Airline by the Professionals”.

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