The service to the Bulgarian capital is making a post-Covid return at a lower capacity
Qatar Airways continues to restore its pre-pandemic network with the latest resumption of its non-stop service between Doha and Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.
As a result of the cutbacks that the airline made due to the pandemic, flights between Doha and Sofia had been running via Bucharest’s Henri Coandă Airport (OTP) in Romania. The route made a stop in Bucharest in both directions, enabling Qatar Airways to run a daily service while splitting capacity between Bulgaria and Romania.
Although the direct flights have now resumed, the capacity is much lower. Prior to the pandemic, the service ran twice daily. Now, the flights, operated by Airbus A320 aircraft, are scheduled four times weekly, on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Flight QR227 departs from Doha (DOH) at 09:15 and arrives at 13:20 at Sofia (SOF). For the return leg, flight QR228 leaves Sofia (SOF) at16:05 and lands at Doha (DOH) at 21:45.
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Commenting on the announcement, Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “These non-stop flights provide Bulgarians with a superior choice to experience the more than 140 destinations that we fly to around the world via Hamad International Airport. Whether visiting the Middle East for business or enjoying a vacation in the Maldives, Seychelles or Tanzania, our valued Bulgarian passengers can rely on Qatar Airways to deliver an unforgettable five-star travel experience with the highest possible level of health and safety standards.
“At the same time, Qatar Airways’ reinstated non-stop flights will make it even easier for travellers from around the world to visit Bulgaria, a truly unique country. With Qatar Airways’ seamless connectivity, our passengers can experience Bulgaria’s breathtaking nature, ancient culture, healing mineral water springs, stunning ski slopes and the magnificent Black Sea shore.”
For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com