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Bulgaria is a republic in south-eastern Europe, known from 1946 to 1990 as the People's Republic of Bulgaria. Situated in the Balkan Peninsula, Bulgaria is bounded on the north by Romania, on9 the east by the Black Sea, on the south by Turkey and Greece, and on the west by Serbia and Montenegro and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Once an independent kingdom, Bulgaria was dominated by the Communist Party from 1946 until 1990, when a multiparty system was adopted. During the Communist period, when Bulgaria was under the control of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), the once-dominant agricultural sector was overtaken by manufacturing. The capital and largest city is Sofia.

Airline Operating Dates IATA : ICAO Tree Status Update Reason

 Air Ban

1994* - 1997 -- : BAN   Inactive  

 Air Ban

1999* - 2009* -- : LZP   Status?  

 Air Bright

2011 - date     Active  

 Air Kona

**** - **** -- : KON   Status?  

 Air Lazur

1996 - date -- : LZR   Active  

 Air Mark Cargo*

2002* - 2006*     Status?  

 Air Max

1996 - 2007 -- : RMX   Inactive  

 Air Millic

2002* - 2004*     Status?  

 Air Nove

2002* - 2004 CR : NHA   Inactive  

 Air Scorpio

1996* - date -- : SCU Air Scorpio Active  

 Air Sofia

1992 - 2007 CT : SFB   Inactive  

 Air Syder Bulgarian Airways

1993* - 1995 B5 : SDR   Inactive  

 Air Varna

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Air VIA (Bulgarian Airways)

2000* - date VL : VIM Air Via Active  

 Air Zory

1993* - 1998 -- : MZA   Inactive  

 Airgo Airlines Bulgaria

2008 - date 4A : AGS   Active  

 Aviobroker

1998* - 1998*   >Cargo Air Renamed  

 Aviostart

1999 - date     Active  

 Balkan Air Tour

2002 - 2002   >Bulgaria Air Renamed  

 Balkan Bulgarian Airlines

1986 - 2002   Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Inactive  

 Balkanian Airways

2013* - date     Active  

 Bexx Air

2004* - 2004   >Imagine Air Renamed  

 Bexx Air Express

(2004)     Began?  

 BF Cargo (Bulgarian Flying Cargo)

1993* - 2001 FN : BFB BF Cargo Inactive  

 BH Air (Balkan Holidays)

2002 - date 1B : BGH   Active  

 Bright Aviation Services (BAS)

2001* - 2007 -- : BRW   Inactive  

 Bulair

1968* - 1973     Inactive  

 Bulgaria Air

2002 - date FB : LZB Bulgaria Air Active  

 Bulgarian Air Charter

2000 - date 1T : BUC   Active  

 Bulgarian Flying Company

1992* - 1993* -- : BFB >BF Cargo Renamed  

 Bull Air Service

(1990s)     Began?  

 Bunavad

1927 - 1928     Inactive  

 BVS

1947 - 1949   >Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Renamed  

 Cargo Air

2008 - date -- : VEA Cargo Air Active  

 Citrad Airlines

(2004*)     Began?  

 Dandy Airlines

2002* - 2004 ZD : DDD   Inactive  

 East-West European

1991* - 1991*     Inactive  

 European Airlines

1997* - 1997*     Status?  

 Flying Dandy

2002* - 2006*     Status?  

 Global Air

1991* - 1991*     Status?  

 Global Getra (Global International)

1991^ - 1995 -- : GLJ   Inactive  

 Heli Air (Heliair)

1990* - 2007 -- : HLR   Inactive  

 Hemus Air (Bulgarian Aviation Company)

1991 - date DU : HMS   Active  

 Ikar Air Cargo

1998* - 1998*   >Cargo Air Renamed  

 Imagine Air

(2005)   Imagine Air Began?  

 Inter Trans Air

1996* - 2001 -- : ITT   Inactive  

 JES Air

1991 - 1992 -- : JES   Inactive  

 Lucky Air (Bulgarian Lucky Flight)

1990* - 2000 DN : BLF   Inactive  

 Mithras Air

2007 - 2008     Inactive  

 Ocean Air

2004* - 2004*     Status?  

 Phoenix Air Cargo

1996* - 1996* -- : PXB   Status?  

 Rila Airlines

1999* - 2003 -- : RAB   Inactive  

 Scorpion Air (Skorpion Air)

1990^ - 2007 -- : SPN >Air Scorpio Renamed  

 Sigi Air Cargo

1991* - 1991*     Inactive  

 Sofia Air Cargo

Early 1990s     Inactive  

 Sofia Air Lines

(2003*)     Began?  

 Solis Aviation

2004* - 2004*     Inactive  

 TABSO

1949 - 1968   >Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Renamed  

 Transair International

2004* - 2006*     Status?  

 Varna International Airways

1990 - 1991*   >Air VIA Renamed  

 Vega Airlines

1998 - 2007 -- : VEA >Cargo Air Renamed  

 Viaggio Air

2003 - 2007 VM : VOA   Inactive  

 Vivant Air

2002* - 2006 -- : VVI   Inactive  

 Wizz Air Bulgaria

2005 - 2011 8Z : WVL   Inactive  

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