Bulgaria is already preparing to meet Russian tourists in the 2021 season. Thus, flight programs of Aeroflot, Nordwind and S7 airlines are planned to Burgas airport from Moscow. Also, Rossiya and Nordwind airlines will fly from St. Petersburg, Kazan and Ufa. Moreover, there are requests for flights from Samara and Yekaterinburg.
On the Moscow-Varna route Nordwind, NordStar and S7 announced start of flights for the 2021 season, and Rossiya Airlines intends to fly from St. Petersburg to Varna.
At the end of 2019, Russia entered the TOP-10 of source markets in terms of passenger traffic to the resorts’ airports: in Burgas Russians were in the 2-nd place (18% of the market), in Varna - in the 5-th place (8%). In total, flights from 15 Russian regions flew to Burgas and Varna.
“As soon as all restrictions are lifted, we are ready to accept all planned and additional flights from Russia,” stressed Mr. Ivo Barzov from Fraport Twin Star (the management company of Varna and Burgas international airports), adding that anticovid protocols have been introduced at the resort airports.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.