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Ryanair Opening Sofia Base

by Matt Falcus


Ryanair will open a new base operation at Sofia Airport in Bulgaria.

This will commence on 31 October 2016 and see three Boeing 737-800s based at the airport and the introduction of 21 new routes. These are:

Sofia – Athens
Sofia – Barcelona
Sofia – Berlin Schoenefeld
Sofia – Birmingham
Sofia – Brussels Charleroi
Sofia – Castellon
Sofia – Cologne
Sofia – Dublin
Sofia – Eindhoven
Sofia – Glasgow
Sofia – Hamburg
Sofia – Karlsruhe-Baden
Sofia – Liverpool
Sofia – Madrid
Sofia – Memmingen
Sofia – Milan Malpensa
Sofia – Rome Ciampino
Sofia – Stockholm Skavsta
Sofia – Venice Treviso

The airline also operates from Sofia to London Stansted and Pisa, which will see increased frequencies.

Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer, David O’Brien said:

“We are pleased to announce our first Bulgarian base at Sofia (No 83) from 30th October with 3 based aircraft, (an investment of $300m) and 21 international routes in total, which will deliver over 1.5 million customers p.a. and support 1,100 “on-site” jobs.

This significant growth is an integral part of our continued expansion plans for both Bulgaria and Eastern Europe, as we connect Sofia with Europe’s key centres of business with high frequency business-friendly services, including Berlin, Brussels, Dublin, London, Madrid and Milan, making Ryanair the ideal choice for both business and leisure customers.”

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