Bulgaria’s Varna, Bourgas airports announce details of summer season 2023 flights

From May 1, flag Bulgaria Air is increasing the frequency of its flights from Sofia to Varna, and on weekdays it will operate three flights a day, while on Saturdays and Sundays, it will operate two flights a day, Varna Airport said in a statement about its summer 2023 schedule.

All 16 routes that Wizz Air operated in the winter at Varna Airport will continue to be served in the summer season as well, the airport said.

Eight of them are connections to airports in Germany: Baden Baden, Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Frankfurt Hahn, Hamburg, Memmingen, Nuremberg,

The others are Vienna (Austria), London Luton and Liverpool (UK), Prague (Czech Republic), Larnaca (Cyprus), Charleroi (Belgium), Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Tel Aviv (Israel).

Ryanair will continue to operate flights from Vienna to Varna during the summer season without interruption, and on March 26, the airline restarts its flights from Sofia to Varna twice a week.

In addition, this season the airline is adding  three new routes to Varna – Vilnius (Lithuania) and Katowice (Poland), starting at the beginning of June, as well as Krakow (Poland) from the beginning of July, and for the first time this season, there will be regular flights on this route.

From March 27, Turkish Airlines is increasing the frequencies on the Istanbul-Varna route, from five flights a week to nine flights a week.

From the same date, Austrian Airlines will operate flights connecting Varna with Vienna six times a week, and from April 10, the flights will be daily.

EasyJet also restarts its flights from Berlin to Varna on March 30, and during the summer season, it will also operate regular flights from London Gatwick to Varna.

Volotea, is adding another French route to the one it opened last year from the city of Lille, this time it will also operate flights from the city of Nantes.

Eurowings Discover will once again operate flights on the route Frankfurt – Varna from the end of April, which will give passengers at Varna Airport another opportunity to make connections with other destinations to Lufthansa group operated flights, the airport said.

On June 5, Air Serbia launches direct flights from Belgrade to Varna, four times a week, and in this way will enable connections with many other destinations to which the airline operates regular flights in Europe, America, and Russia. The Serbian national carrier last operated these flights in 2016.

This year, Varna Airport will have new routes and airlines – for the first time Azur Air Ukraine will fly to Varna from two Polish cities – Warsaw and Katowice. Another new airline, Arkia, will operate flights from Tel Aviv.

In 2023 also flights are operated to and from the new Radom Airport in Warsaw, in addition to the Polish capital’s main airport. For the first time this summer, Varna Aiport will have a combined route of charter flights from Karlovy Vary and Pardubice, Czech Republic.

In this summer season, we also restart several routes from the Scandinavian countries – Bergen (Norway), Helsinki (Finland), and Aalborg (Denmark).

The first charters from Germany start in the first half of May.

Bourgas Airport opened summer season 2023 on March 28, when the first regular flight from Poland for this year arrived.

This is just one of the ten routes that Ryanair will operate this summer season to/from Bourgas Airport, three more than the last year, the airport said.

This year, there will be flights to and from Kaunas (Lithuania), Poznan (Poland) and Dublin (Ireland).

From the end of March, Ryanair starts operating flights from seven European cities: Warsaw Modlin, Poznan and Krakow (Poland), Kaunas (Lithuania), Bratislava (Slovakia), London Luton (UK), and Vienna (Austria).

In May, flights from Dublin will start, and from the beginning of June, flights from Budapest (Hungary) and Gdansk (Poland) will start.

This year, Wizz Air will operate flights connecting Bourgas Airport with a total of 11 destinations in five countries: Vienna (Austria), Budapest and Debrecen (Hungary), Tel Aviv (Israel), Gdansk, Katowice, Krakow, Lublin, Warsaw and Wroclaw (Poland) and London Luton (UK), which is a year-round route.

For the first time, there will be charter flights from Szczecin in Poland, and for the first time the Azur Air Ukraine airline will operate flights to Bourgas from three Polish cities – Warsaw, Poznan, and Katowice. 

The national air carrier of Latvia, Air Baltic, for the first time this year will operate regular flights from Riga to Bourgas, twice a week, starting on May 2.

Charter flights for summer 2023 are expected to start in the first half of May, with the first organized tourists expected to arrive from Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK and Germany.

In comparison with 2022, growth in passengers from the Baltic and Scandinavian markets is expected this year. For the first time since 2019, charter flights from Bergen (Norway) and Gothenburg (Sweden) will be restarted.

Growth is also expected in the Netherlands market, with charter flights from the city of Groningen for the first time, Bourgas Airport said.

(Photo: varna.bg)

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