Varna Airport

Letters to the Editor | February 3, 2014, Monday // 14:22| Views: | Comments: 12

Thousands of Irish and UK people own holiday homes in the Varna district and out at the Golf courses, but the only way to get to their homes is to fly into Burgas or Sofia.

Even BALKAN HOLIDAYS now fly to Burgas and bus the holiday makers up to Varna and the flights only start from May some even as late as June. They have paid a lot of money to buy property here but are not coming to use them due to the travel costs are now to expensive or the travel time is to long (Dublin to Varna on one site was taking 22 hours ). Some have even found it cheaper to travel to Bucharest and taxi down.

Surely Varna Airport should be doing more to attract flight companies and their business it seems the Russians can have direct flights with S7 Airline, but if you live in IRELAND / UK forget it.

Owners want to fly all year round or at least from March Easter to use properties. Varna is the second largest city in Bulgaria but no services why is this ?


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Seedy - 15 Feb 2014 // 17:40:53

Mr Rooney, when most Brits come here it's because they're losers who are fed up with the country they've helped to go down the pan and because they can't afford to buy a pot to p*ss in in their dump of a homeland. They like to come here and pretend to be Somebody, instead of the pathetic and illiterate no-hopers they actually are. Far from a pocket-full of cash, they have just enough to ensure that they price locals out of the market by stupidly paying way over the odds for their tumble-down "dream homes". Anything left over they will soon booze away while whinging about the lack of Dole forms in English (which most of them can't read or write properly anyway) and back-stabbing their compatriots. Their gimcrack possessions will be looted by local "ethnics" attracted by the booze-fuelled bragging in the local mehana. After a few years, they will run back "home", having conveniently "forgotten" to tell the authorities they ever left, and claim as much as they can from the State they abandoned in their search for somewhere where they could pretend to be a latter-day Sanders of the River.

There is a small minority of decent Brits here - the rest would make even the cavorting animals in Sunny Beach ashamed to carry the same passport.....

Terry Rooney - 15 Feb 2014 // 15:31:12

Hi Seedy
I don't think you should be to worried about anymore Brits coming over to Bulgaria as the UK press and TV have put a stop to that for the foreseeable future. When Brits decide to emigrate to places like Bulgaria they usually come with a pocket load of money because they have sold there UK property and investment, unlike most people who decide to emigrate to England who usually come with empty pockets. People in all walks of life should in my opinion be given a chance of a brighter future regardless of nationality and subject to abiding by the rules in that country.
Kind Regards
Terry Rooney

Seedy - 15 Feb 2014 // 14:52:36

Mr Rooney, sadly the population figures are NOT declining in ALL social strata here; why would we want any more dregs when we have no shortage of our own delightful home-grown variety?

Terry Rooney - 15 Feb 2014 // 13:43:57

Hi Seedy
Whats wrong with more Brits coming to Bulgaria, most of the drunks that arrive in Sunny Beach only stay two weeks and go home feeling worse than when they arrived and don't venture out. I would like to see more family s who come for a relaxing holiday and abide by the rules. Everyone is entitled to move around the EU which includes Brits. I think Bulgaria would benefit for immigration as there population is diminishing and not growing like in the UK. So bring it on because it can only benefit everyone including the low cost flight operators
Kind Regards
Terry Rooney

Seedy - 15 Feb 2014 // 08:14:17

And you feel the awful prospect of more Brits coming to Bulgaria is something we should welcome, Mr Rooney?

je suis anglais - 15 Feb 2014 // 01:55:45

hit the nail on the head - there are no problems at all throughout the EU that can't be solved by having lots more cheap flights.

Terry Rooney - 14 Feb 2014 // 19:50:07

Hi Everyone
It’s in everyone s interest to pull together and to stop bitching at each other like most Brits love to do all the time. I say good look to anyone who has purchased a property in Bulgaria, and if they make money in years to come good look to them, as they put there own hard eared money into the country in the first place. I think lots more Brits would go to Bulgaria if the flights became cheeper and if Bulgaria or the EU put a stop to the cartel implemented by the only two airlines going from the UK to Varna.
Stop that, and open up the skies, and Bulgaria will take off just like Turkey did years ago. It could be that lots of Bulgarians come to the UK to work and live, so more people will mean more flights all year round. Please remember it’s us against the flight operators and not us against each other so look at the bigger picture.
Kind Regards
Terry Rooney

Chushki - 5 Feb 2014 // 16:03:31

No doubt the likes of Seedy will be performing yet another "dirty protest" as his benefits funded lifestyle comes to an abrupt halt and he is forced to drink chemically enhanced cider rather than his preferred lager, and poundland fags rather than his favored lambert and butler. Could the unemployable finally be forced to get a job, helping his gypsy pals sweep the streets?

Seedy - 5 Feb 2014 // 14:23:43

My poor, stunted Capsicum! The enjoyment of my lavish, taxpayer-funded lifestyle is marred only by the sure and certain knowledge that you, with your lamentable lack of education and earning-power, are doing nothing to make it even more pleasurable for me than it already is.... ;)

Chushki - 5 Feb 2014 // 13:28:25

Beer sodden untermensch like Seedy should be banned from travelling anywhere in the world except directly between their benefits paid for hovel and sunny beach, where they can enjoy a rakia fuelled vacation with like minded intellectuals.

Seedy - 5 Feb 2014 // 12:38:50

Oh dear me! So some Brit & Irish "investors" bought vastly-overpriced properties in the only country they could afford and now want the airlines to operate as a charity for them? If the demand is there, the supply will be there also - the fact that flights are full shows that they can sell some seats but do you seriously expect a business to operate on the off-chance that some whingers might want to use its services when it suits them? The time to check flight availability is before you buy, not afterwards, and even then the market may change in ways that don't happen to suit about about a nice flight with a stop-over in Murmansk? ;)

je suis anglais - 4 Feb 2014 // 14:09:03

I'd suggest nothing more sinister than market forces. If there's big enough demand, there will be flights. whilst it may be very inconvenient for the few brits who want to fly to varna in the off-season, clearly there's not enough demand for an airline to take it seriously.

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