Plovdiv Airport to Service 14 Flights per Week as of March - Executive Director

Plovdiv Airport to Service 14 Flights per Week as of March - Executive Director

February 11 (Dima Shopova of BTA) - Plovdiv Airport will be servicing 14 flights a week as of March, Plovdiv Airport Executive Director Plamen Spasov said in an interview for BTA on Friday. The regular flights to and from the airport are currently 13 per week, while prior to November 2021 they were only three.

The flights are operated by low-cost carriers Ryanair and Wizz Air.

There were no charter flights this winter, because not a single flight was planned from Moscow and those planned from Israel got cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Spasov said.

Statistics show that Plovdiv Airport serviced 4,903 passengers in November 2019 and 16,821 passengers in January 2022.

The most popular destination is London (Luton and Stansted airports), with the flights between it and Plovdiv Airport always being fully booked. There are two flights per week to Germany's Memmingen Airport and Dortmund Airport. Lately there have been flights to Dublin as well, which turned out to be quite a popular destination, Spasov said.

He is not concerned about a drop in passengers, as he believes the pandemic is going away and people are beginning to travel more.

He told BTA he has set himself the very important task to convince an airline, including Bulgaria's, to launch a flight service to Varna Airport. The flights should be available year-round, transporting tourists to the seaside in summer and to ski resorts in winter.


Source: Kroumovo, South Central Bulgaria