Ural Airlines launches Yekaterinburg-Sofia flight

Starting October 1, 2010, Ural Airlines is to operate flights to Sofia. This is, in fact, the first scheduled flight ever that will take the passengers from the Urals to Bulgaria’s capital. The agreement on the launch of the flight was made possible thanks to the joint efforts on the part of the air carrier and the Bulgarian consulate.

‘The number of Bulgarian visas we offer has increased by over five times over the last five years. The figure went up by 60% in the year 2010 alone, that is, compared with the year 2009,’ says Bulgaria’s Consul in Yekaterinburg Plamen Petkov.

‘Prior to the introduction of this new destination, we only used to operate flights to Varna and Burgas. Bulgaria is traditionally a favorite vacation place for Russian families; this is a place where one can feel at home, a country inhabited by people who share our views of life and have similar customs, traditions, and cuisine. Besides, Russians have been investing their savings in realty abroad increasingly more often lately,’ says Ural Airlines’ Commercial Director Kirill Skuratov.

The flight will be operated every Friday.

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