Sofia Airport said on March 23 that the two flights linking Sofia and Brussels scheduled for the day had been cancelled. The cancellation comes a day after the terrorist attacks at Brussels’ Zaventem Airport, which also prompted the cancellation of the same flights on March 22.
The cancelled flights are FB407 from Sofia to Brussels, which had been scheduled for take-off at 5.40pm, and FB408 from Zaventem to Sofia, which had been scheduled for arrival at 11.55pm. Another flight operated by low-cost airline Wizz Air, W64328 arriving from Brussels’ Charleroi airport at 12.10pm, would go ahead as scheduled, the airport said.
Bulgaria’s Border Police confirmed on March 22 that security had been stepped up at all airports in Bulgaria, including the deployment of additional security staff and sniffer dogs.