Vietnam Airlines Planning to Launch Sofia Flight - Report

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Vietnam Airlines is reportedly interested in opening a direct line from Hanoi to Sofia.

The idea will be officially proposed during the visit of Bulgaria's Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski and Transport Minister Danail Papazov to Vietnam from April 5-9, Standartnews reports.

If the idea is realized, it would be the first direct flight from Bulgaria to the Far East in 15 years, since the privatization of "Balkan" and the closure of lines to Colombo and Bangkok.

Currently, Vietnam Airlines has flights to 11 European cities, among which Vienna, Prague and Rome.

Recent revival of Bulgaria-Vietnam relations has prompted the Asian country to look for new investments and business opportunities, and the once-per-week flight is meant to build a closer bridge between the two nations.

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Seedy - 13 Apr 2014 // 11:49:51

Why Plovdiv? There are so many tsigani there that the aircraft would be stripped before it had stopped moving....

MoreChushki - 13 Apr 2014 // 11:25:00

Yes, more air traffic to Plovdiv is the way to go!

Gook - 2 Apr 2014 // 11:29:10

Yeah right, sure, Sofia Airport attracting flights to Vietnam.....if the gooks are so stupid as to launch an unprofitable route like Sofia-Saigon then it will be discontinued in a month's time.

George (aka HEMC: Hamilton Emerging Market Cocksucker) is probably having orgasms thinking that Bulgaria will be having a direct flight with a Communist emerging market...

greenleader - 2 Apr 2014 // 10:43:56

Really wish the govt would encourage airlines to use Plovdiv with cheap landing and handling fees.

Vladimir K. - 2 Apr 2014 // 00:55:31

Is the Pyongyang route also gonna open?

Seriously though, it's a good thing direct flights to Asia are finally available.

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