Varna Airport became Turkish Airlines’ second Bulgarian destination on 30 May with the launch of direct services on the short 264-kilometre route from Istanbul Atatürk. The celebrations featured a gift exchange, ribbon-cutting and a cake, as well as snack and gifts for passengers and crew. Prominent figures at the event included Aletta von Massenbach, CEO, Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD; Anton Ginev, Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications; Branimir Botev, Deputy Minister of Tourism; Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization; Ivan Portnih, Mayor of Varna; and Ahmet Bolat, Director of Investment and Technologies; Turkish Airlines.
- Turkish Airlines continues to expand the number of destinations served non-stop from its Istanbul Atatürk (IST) hub. On 30 May the airline began serving the 264-kilometre route to Varna (VAR), the Black Sea coastal resort in Bulgaria, with twice-weekly non-stop flights. In addition it will serve Varna with an additional two weekly flights via Constanta in Romania. A mix of the airline’s narrowbody fleet will be used to serve the route, the airline’s second in Bulgaria after Sofia. No other carrier serves the airport pair at this time. See how Varna Airport’s fire truck water arch compares to others from around the world.