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Qatar Airways Celebrates 10 Years of Flying to Sofia

Qatar Airways marked a milestone in its history with Bulgaria, celebrating 10 successful years since its first flight between Doha and Sofia Airport (SOF) on  September 14, 2011.

The service is currently operated by Qatar Airways’ modern Airbus A320 featuring 12 seats in business class offering the luxurious 79-inch long, 21-inch wide 180° lie-flat bed, and 120 seats in economy class. All benefit from the famous Oryx One on-demand in-flight entertainment system.

H.E. Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO, Qatar Airways, said, “We have long been proud to serve Bulgaria and connect this beautiful country with our global route network. I knew when we first began flying to Sofia that this was the start of a strong and enduring relationship. Over the years we have witnessed the benefits of our services to Bulgaria that extend well beyond our mission of bringing people together. Our flights have enabled travellers from around the world to experience Bulgaria’s hospitality and cultural history while supporting the export of Bulgarian products to overseas markets. It is a testament to both strong demand and our deep commitment to the country, that we are set to recommence direct flights between Doha and Sofia, from December this year.”

The flights have also helped boost Bulgarian trade connections over the past decade and currently Qatar Airways Cargo offers more than 10 tonnes cargo capacity each week, each way on flights operating on the route.