Direct flights between Albania and Bulgaria will start in August, 2022, says the Embassy of the Republic of Albania in Sofia.
GullivAir will operate direct weekly flights Sofia-Tirana-Sofia from August 6 to September 28. The purpose of this initiative is to study the market for the resumption of the regular flights between Albania and Bulgaria. It will also test the performance of other international flights.
On August 1 is the first inaugural flight and on board the aircraft will be passengers, agents and tour operators. This trip is complimentary.
On August 6, it will be the first commercial flight. The ticket reservation and purchase system is on a testing phase right now.
During August 6-September 15, the company will operate once a week, on Friday; while in the period September 15-28, it will operate twice a week, on Friday and Sunday. Further details regarding flights, timetables and dates are available on the official website of Sofia Airport and the company.
GullivAir received its operational license from Bulgarian authorities in September 2020 and started operations with a single Airbus A330-200 inherited from Shaheen Air with ad hoc charter services in autumn 2020. They have started regular scheduled charters from Bulgaria and Romania to long-haul destinations in the Dominican Republic and the Maldives from December 2020 and also applied to start flights to New York. The airline also announced plans to phase in additional Airbus A330s and ATR 72 aircraft.
GullivAir’s first scheduled destination out of Sofia became Burgas. The inauguration flight took place on 15th of August 2021.