Buta Airways: Direct flights between Baku and Sofia planned

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Buta Airways will soon offer direct flights between Baku and Sofia. The Bulgarian capital city will be the first EU destination the new airline will offer, Vestnik Kavkaza reports.

According to Vestnik Kavkaza, the opening of this route was the result of negotiations between the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and his Bulgarian counterpart Roumen Radev.

Azerbaijan Airlines is the parent company of Buta Airways. Its CEO Jahangir Askerov told abc.az that the flights “will make Europe and Baku even more accessible for tourists. The national low-cost airline will continue to expand and optimize its route network “.

According to Buta Airways, the minimum fare on the new route is 29 euro. These flights between Baku and Sofia will commence on January 16 2018. They will reportedly be once a week, on Tuesdays.

Buta Airways, which owns a total of two Embraer E-190 aircraft, will also start flight routes from Baku to Istanbul and to St. Petersburg on October 29 2017.

(Picture: Buta Airways)

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