Bulgaria in Talks for Direct Flights to Georgia, Armenia
Transport Minister Danail Papazov told Frank Brenner, Director General of Eurocontrol, on Tuesday that Bulgaria had achieved an increase by nearly 50% in the number of serviced aircraft in 10 years, at the same time decreasing air navigation service fees.
Papazov, as cited by Darik radio, noted that Bulgaria belonged in the top three by implementation of aviation funds management plans as of 2012.
He informed that a total of 563 063 airplanes had flown over Bulgaria in 2012.
Papazov estimated the work of the State Enterprise "Air Traffic Services Authority" (BULATSA) as efficient.
He said that Bulgaria was in talks with airline companies based in Armenia and Georgia which were considering setting foot on the domestic market.
"Bulgaria sustainably reduced air navigation service fees, achieving a 35% decrease in a 10-year period. Meanwhile, the number of serviced aircraft increased by almost 50%" the Transport Minister said.
He also made clear that Bulgaria was to launch free flight planning in November 2013.
Angel Rachev, Angel Rachev, BULATSA Deputy Director General, explained that these flights would mostly be conducted during nighttime.
Papazov also said that an inspection at BULATSA would be completed in end-September and vowed that the results would be made public.
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