Airport News

New Bulgaria service to be launched from Blackpool Airport

Thu, 30 Jul, 2009

A new service from Blackpool Airport to Bulgaria is to be launched next summer, it has been confirmed.

Reacting to the growing interest in the Eastern European country among British holidaymakers, Balkan Holidays has confirmed that it is to operate a new route between the Lancashire travel hub and the town of Bourgas starting from August 9th 2010.

Passengers will be able to take advantage of the relative affordability of Bulgaria, acknowledged as a key reason behind the country's emergence as a top holiday destination over recent years.

Announcing the news of the new flights, Sue Kendrick, customer relations and communications manager at Blackpool Airport, said: "Bulgaria is attracting a lot of interest from holidaymakers not only because of its fantastic sandy beaches and great weather but also because it's a euro-free zone.

"A holiday in Bulgaria can be great value for money with a three course meal costing under £10 per person and a large beer only £1.30."

At present, passengers have the option of flying from Blackpool Airport to more than a dozen European destinations, including Rome, Geneva, Palma, Venice and Malaga.

Joe Evans

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