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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.

Latestupdates 
30Jan15updateAir Sofia status changed to 'Renamed' as airline relocated to Serbia & rebranded as United International Airlines
22Jan15updateBright Aviation Services (BAS) has restarted operations after receiving an AOC again
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 Air Ban

1994* - 1997-- : BANInactive  

 Air Ban

1999* - 2009*-- : LZPStatus?  

 Air Bright

2011 - date Active  

 Air Kona

**** - ****-- : KONStatus?  

 Air Lazur

1996 - date-- : LZRActive  

 Air Mark Cargo*

2002* - 2006* Status?  

 Air Max

1996 - 2007-- : RMXInactive  

 Air Millic

2002* - 2004* Status?  

 Air Nove

2002* - 2004CR : NHAInactive  

 Air Scorpio

1996* - date-- : SCUActiveAir Scorpio 

 Air Sofia

1992 - 2007CT : SFBRenamed>United International Airlines05 March 2007 - ceases operations and relocates to Serbia

 Air Syder Bulgarian Airways

1993* - 1995B5 : SDRInactive  

 Air VIA (Bulgarian Airways)

2000* - dateVL : VIMActiveAir Via 

 Air Zory

1993* - 1998-- : MZAInactive  

 Airgo Airlines Bulgaria

2008 - date4A : AGSActive  

 Aviobroker

1998* - 1998* Renamed>Cargo Air 

 Aviostart

1999 - date Active  

 Balkan Air Tour

2002 - 2002 Renamed>Bulgaria Air 

 Balkan Bulgarian Airlines

1986 - 2002 InactiveBalkan Bulgarian Airlines 

 Balkanian Airways

2013* - date Active  

 Bexx Air

2004* - 2004 Renamed>Imagine Air 

 Bexx Air Express

(2004) Began?  

 BF Cargo (Bulgarian Flying Cargo)

1993* - 2001FN : BFBInactiveBF Cargo 

 BH Air (Balkan Holidays)

2002 - date1B : BGHActive  

 Bright Aviation Services (BAS)

2001* - date-- : BRWActive restarted operations after receiving an AOC again

 Bulair

1968* - 1973 Inactive  

 Bulgaria Air

2002 - dateFB : LZBActiveBulgaria Air 

 Bulgarian Air Charter

2000 - date1T : BUCActive  

 Bulgarian Flying Company

1992* - 1993*-- : BFBRenamed>BF Cargo 

 Bull Air Service

(1990s) Began?  

 Bunavad

1927 - 1928 Inactive  

 BVS

1947 - 1949 Renamed>Balkan Bulgarian Airlines 

 Cargo Air

2008 - date-- : VEAActiveCargo Air 

 Citrad Airlines

(2004*) Began?  

 Dandy Airlines

2002* - 2004ZD : DDDInactive  

 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-- : GLJInactive  

 Heli Air (Heliair)

1990* - 2007-- : HLRInactive  

 Hemus Air (Bulgarian Aviation Company)

1991 - dateDU : HMSActive  

 Ikar Air Cargo

1998* - 1998* Renamed>Cargo Air 

 Imagine Air

(2005) Began?Imagine Air 

 Inter Trans Air

1996* - 2001-- : ITTInactive  

 JES Air

1991 - 1992-- : JESInactive  

 Lucky Air (Bulgarian Lucky Flight)

1990* - 2000DN : BLFInactive  

 Mithras Air

2007 - 2008 Inactive  

 Ocean Air

2004* - 2004* Status?  

 Phoenix Air Cargo

1996* - 1996*-- : PXBStatus?  

 Rila Airlines

1999* - 2003-- : RABInactive  

 Scorpion Air (Skorpion Air)

1990^ - 2007-- : SPNRenamed>Air Scorpio 

 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 Renamed>Balkan Bulgarian Airlines 

 Transair International

2004* - 2006* Status?  

 Varna International Airways

1990 - 1991* Renamed>Air VIA 

 Vega Airlines

1998 - 2007-- : VEARenamed>Cargo Air 

 Viaggio Air

2003 - 2007VM : VOAInactive  

 Vivant Air

2002* - 2006-- : VVIInactive  

 Wizz Air Bulgaria

2005 - 20118Z : WVLInactive  

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