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Since the entry into the European Union, the skies over Bulgaria have continued to get busier and busier as more and more airlines look to either extend their operations to the country or else commence operations for the first time.

Not very long ago there was a big ‘wow’ when the first so called Low Cost carrier appeared in the form of Wizz Air.


Now, Low Cost airlines are common place with the latest addition being Aer Lingus, who by their own admission prefer nowadays to be referred to as a Low Cost airline as opposed to a traditional airline. Expect lots of Irish people in Sofia through winter taking short weekend breaks. Another new airline that has announced it will start to fly to Sofia in 2009 is Adria Airlines from Slovenia who will start flights to Ljubliana.

Adria have quite a niche network operation throughout Europe and may surprise the travelling public with their potential. Wizz Air as we mentioned are not new on the scene but they have announced that they will maintain year round operations to Bourgas this winter as opposed to using the airport as a summer destination.

All seems well on the aviation front then, though it would hardly be a failure if, for 2008, the footfall of passengers failed to reach the circa 20% increase the past few years have yielded. A rise of 10% on the 2+ million passengers that use the new Sofia Airport would still be a healthy increase and a also indicate a mark of confidence in the country and the economy.

Current special flight and travel offers from Jam Advice include:

LOT Polish Airlines has promotional fares of 89 Euro to Stockholm and 145 Euro to Warsaw.

BRITISH AIRWAYS has fares of 280 Euro to NYC, wash DC and Boston. Tickets to be issued by 1st December.

SWISS has Zurich on offer from 69 Euro. Tickets to be issued by 15th December.

MALEV Hungarian Airlines has Budapest on offer for 59 Euro as well as 16 other European destinations for just 79 Euro until 30th November.

CZECH Airlines has something different; fares without fuel surcharges with its offers to Barcelona, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, London, Madrid, Manchester, NYC, Oslo, Prague, Riga, Stockholm, Talinn and Vilnius.

KLM has Singapore offered from 298 Euro and Tokyo from 350 Euro.

All rates quoted for flights exclude airport taxes and fuel surcharges etc.

Mark Thomas, Jam Advice - for all travel to, from and within Bulgaria