The low cost carrier Ryanair takes off from Plovdiv to Barcelona
Anita Valentinova, source: okolosveta.com, 23.12.2010
The world's largest low-cost airline, the Irish company Ryanair, is expected to announce a new regular line from the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv to Barcelona, Spain. The new line will be launched at the end of March 2011 and will be served twice a week.
The General Manager of Plovdiv airport Doychin Angelov confirmed that a new regular flight is about to be launched, however, he refused to provide any details. Currently, the Irish carrier Ryanair services flights from Plovdiv Airport to Stansted Airport in London twice a week/Tuesday and Saturday/. One-way fares start from GBP 32.99, including taxes. The flights are convenient for British tourists who visit Bansko and Pamporovo for their winter vacation.
Ryanair has announced earlier this year that it may launch new flights to Plovdiv city in the near future and it will also consider the opening of lines from Bulgaria to Spain and Italy. Ryanair has been planning to launch flights to Plovdiv airport for several years. Britons expected new flights, because in this way an easy access will be directly provided to ski slopes of Pamporovo and Bansko ski resort. Additionally, Plovdiv city will become even more attractive for air companies, because it is planned that as 1st of April 2010, the fees will be sharply reduced. In this sense, the fees at the airport will be three times lower that the fees at Sofia Airport. However, the low fees will become effective in two years. Bulgaria has recently attracted a great number of low-cost carriers due to Bulgaria’s inclusion in the European Union and rapid economic growth in the years after its entry. Also, it is expected that low-cost carriers will expand their market share.
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- Leipzig Hotel
- Noviz Hotel
- Park Hotel Imperial
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- Avion Hotel
- Belle Ville Hotel
- Bright House
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- Ego hotel
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Places to go in Plovdiv
- Ancient Roman amphitheatre
- Assumption of the Holy Virgin churh
- Ethnographic Museum - Kuyumdzhioglu house
- St Marina Church
- Hissar Kapia
- Bulgarian Revival Museum - Georgiadi house
- Forum-odeon complex
- Ancient Roman stadium
- Round tower
- The church of St. Petka
- The city garden (garden of Tsar Simeon)
- St. St. Constantine and Helena Church
- St Nedelya Church
- Plovdiv old town
- Balabanov house
- St Demetrius Church
- Sahat hill (Sahat tepe)
- Plovdiv synagogue Zion
- The house of Stepan Hindliyan
- Yellow school
- Plovdiv Zoo
- International Plovdiv fair
- Lamartine museum - Mavridi house
- Danov house
- Culture and Relax park near Maritsa
- Centre for modern art Banya Starinna
- Bunardzhika hill (Bunardzhika tepe)
- Armenian church St. Kevork
- Dzhendem hill (Dzhendem tepe)
- Dzhumaya mosque (djumaya mosque)
- Icon gallery
- Catholic Cathedral St. Ludwig
- Nedkovich house
- Nebet Tepe hill Roman fortress
- Natural Science Museum
- Museum of Aviation
- Maritsa river
- Late antiquity Eirene roman mosaics
- Imare mosque
- Archaelogical Museum