📩 09/04/2023 12:18
Istanbul New Airport will reduce the flight time to Bulgaria from 1 hour and 20 minutes to 45 minutes. Mehmet Gürkaynak, Bulgarian Country Manager of Turkish Airlines, which organizes 18 flights a week to Sofia, said, “As THY, we are carrying out the transportation phase in order to bring the two countries closer together and increase their tourism potential. We have 18 flights per week between Sofia and Istanbul. As of March 2019, there will be 3 flights a day and 21 flights a week. We also have 11 flights between Varna and Istanbul,” he said.
SKY TOURISM IN THE PRE-PLAN
Pointing out that one of the prominent places in Bulgaria is Bansko, famous for ski tourism, Gürkaynak also stated that it is possible to reach here by car in a short time via Sofia. Bulgaria's Consul General in Istanbul Angel Angelov, who stands out as an alternative to the holiday plans in the Austrian or Swiss Alps due to the fluctuation in the exchange rates, stated that around 30 thousand Turkish tourists came to Bansko last year. Indicating that they expect around 30-50 thousand Turkish tourists this year, Angelov said, “Despite the depreciation in Turkish Lira, we still expect an increase in the number of Turkish ski lovers.”
15 SKI RUNNING
Bansko, which is 150 kilometers away from Sofia and can be reached after a 2.5-hour journey, has 990 ski tracks between 2 and 600 meters. Natalia Kashirskaya, General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena, one of the Bansko hotels, said that they can host Turkish tourists for a third of the price of ski resorts in Europe. – morning