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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
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27May15

updateBright Aviation Services: status changed as airline ceased operations in 2007
AirlineOperating DatesStatusCommentsTree

 Air Ban

1994* - 1997Inactive  

 Air Ban

1999* - 2009*Status?  

 Air Bright

2011 - 2014Renamedformed on 28Mar2006 as a successor to Bright Aviation ServicesAir Bright >Bright Flight > Rose Air

 Air Kona

**** - ****Status?  

 Air Lazur

1996 - dateActive  

 Air Mark Cargo*

2002* - 2006*Status?  

 Air Max

1996 - 2007Inactive  

 Air Millic

2002* - 2004*Status?  

 Air Nove

2002* - 2004Inactive  

 Air Scorpio

1996* - dateActive Air Scorpio

 Air Sofia

1992 - 2007Renamedceased operations and relocates to Serbia on 05Mar2007>United International Airlines

 Air Syder Bulgarian Airways

1993* - 1995Inactive  

 Air VIA (Bulgarian Airways)

2000* - dateActive Air Via

 Air Zory

1993* - 1998Inactive  

 Airgo Airlines Bulgaria

2008 - dateActive  

 Aviobroker

1998* - 1998*Renamed >Cargo Air

 Aviostart

1999 - dateActive  

 Balkan Air Tour

2002 - 2002Renamed >Bulgaria Air

 Balkan Bulgarian Airlines

1986 - 2002InactiveBalkan Bulgarian Airlines was founded as BVS on 29Jun1947BVS >TABSO >Balkan Bulgarian Airlines

 Balkanian Airways

2013* - dateActive  

 Bexx Air

2004* - 2004Renamed >Imagine Air

 Bexx Air Express

(2004)Began?  

 BF Cargo (Bulgarian Flying Cargo)

1993* - 2001Inactive BF Cargo

 BH Air (Balkan Holidays)

2002 - dateActive  

 Bright Aviation Services (BAS)

2001* - 2007Inactivestatus changed as airline ceased operations in 2007 

 Bright Flight

2014 - 2015Renamed Air Bright >Bright Flight > Rose Air

 Bulair

1968* - 1973Inactive  

 Bulgaria Air

2002 - dateActive Bulgaria Air

 Bulgarian Air Charter

2000 - dateActiveestablished in 2000 and started operations 14Dec2000 

 Bulgarian Flying Company

1992* - 1993*Renamed >BF Cargo

 Bull Air Service

(1990s)Began?  

 Bunavad

1927 - 1928Inactive  

 BVS (Bulgarske Vazdusne Sobsternic)

1947 - 1949RenamedBVS was founded on 29Jun1947BVS >TABSO >Balkan Bulgarian Airlines

 Cargo Air

2008 - dateActiveCargo Air was formed as Vega Airlines in Plovdiv on 04Jul1997Cargo Air

 Citrad Airlines

(2004*)Began?  

 Dandy Airlines

2002* - 2004Inactive  

 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* - 1995Inactiveairline was founded in 1991 

 Heli Air (Heliair)

1990* - 2007Inactive  

 Hemus Air (Bulgarian Aviation Company)

1991 - dateActive  

 Ikar Air Cargo

1998* - 1998*Renamed >Cargo Air

 Imagine Air

(2005)Began? Imagine Air

 Inter Trans Air

1996* - 2001Inactive  

 JES Air

1991 - 1992Inactive  

 Lucky Air (Bulgarian Lucky Flight)

1990* - 2000Inactive  

 Mithras Air

2007 - 2008Inactive  

 Ocean Air

2004* - 2004*Status?  

 Phoenix Air Cargo

1996* - 1996*Status?  

 Rila Airlines

1999* - 2003Inactive  

 Rose Air

2015 - dateActive Air Bright >Bright Flight > Rose Air

 Scorpion Air (Skorpion Air)

1990^ - 2007Renamed >Air Scorpio

 Sigi Air Cargo

1991* - 1991*Inactive  

 Sofia Air Cargo

Early 1990sInactive  

 Sofia Air Lines

(2003*)Began?  

 Solis Aviation

2004* - 2004*Inactive  

 TABSO

1949 - 1968RenamedBalkan Bulgarian Airlines was founded as BVS on 29Jun1947BVS >TABSO >Balkan Bulgarian Airlines

 Transair International

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Varna International Airways

1990 - 1991*Renamed >Air VIA

 Vega Airlines

1998 - 2007RenamedCargo Air was formed as Vega Airlines in Plovdiv on 04Jul1997Vega Airlines >>Cargo Air

 Viaggio Air

2003 - 2007Inactive  

 Vivant Air

2002* - 2006Inactive  

 Wizz Air Bulgaria

2005 - 2011Inactive  

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