Ten years of serving Sofia
Qatar Airways marked a milestone in its history with Bulgaria, celebrating ten years since its first flight between Doha and Sofia on 14 September 2011. In October 2020, flights resumed post-Covid-19, as a tag on service with Bucharest, Romania. From 16 December 2021, flights are set to run non-stop again, four times a week.
Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways’ group chief executive: "We have witnessed the benefits of our services to Bulgaria that extend well beyond our mission of bringing people together. It is a testament to both strong demand and our deep commitment to the country, that we are set to recommence direct flights between Doha and Sofia, from December this year."
The flights have also helped boost Bulgarian trade connections and currently Qatar Airways Cargo offers more than 10 t cargo capacity each week, each way on flights operating on the route.
Don't miss the Balkan special in our next edition, ITJ 39-40/2021, published on 24 September! (ah)