Bulgaria Air and Air Italy have signed a large partnership to offer their customers a better and more convenient connection between Bulgaria, Italy, the United States, Canada, Asia and Africa. Under a new codeshare agreement between the two airlines, Bulgaria Air’s FB code will be placed on Air Italy’s air tickets between Milan Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino, Naples, Olbia and Cagliari (Sardinia), Palermo and Catania (Sicily) and Lamedia Terme (Calabria).
Starting with the new summer season of IATA, Air Italy will place its IG code on the tickets of the national carrier between Milan Malpensa and Sofia, Varna and Burgas. At the same time, thanks to a new commercial interline agreement, Bulgaria Air passengers will be able to travel with Air Italy flights between Milan Malpensa and Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Toronto and dozens of other destinations of the Italian carrier in Asia and Africa. These include Cairo, Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria, as well as the Egyptian seaside resort town of Sharm El Sheikh. For greater convenience and choice, the national carrier doubles the number of flights to Milan – they will run every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Today’s first available flights from the partnership are also marketed starting March 31st.
“It is a great pleasure to announce officially the new agreement with Air Italy, which is just a step towards Bulgaria Air’s long-term goal of offering passengers over-the-ocean flights, and our desire is to continuously expand our portfolio of destinations and we are very happy to have found a partner such as Air Italy, which has already proven itself as a responsible, innovative and progressive airline, thanks to this partnership, everyone can benefit from the same high quality and convenient flights already between Bulgaria, Italy, USA, Canada, Asia and Africa We are happy to welcome all Air Italy passengers on board and create another transport link between Bulgaria and three other continents, “said Hristo Todorov, Executive Director of Bulgaria Air.
“The start of our partnership with Bulgaria Air is a great news for the passengers of the two airlines, and our customers can now take advantage of the new travel choices from our seven key Italian destinations to Bulgaria via Milan Malpensa. Bulgaria Air passengers can take advantage from our new flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Cagliari and Olbia, “said Rossen Dimitrov, Chief Operating Officer of Air Italy.
“We are also very proud to have the opportunity to welcome Bulgaria Air passengers from Sofia, Varna and Burgas on board our new intercontinental flights from Milano Malpensa to the US and Canada because they will be able to travel in our extremely comfortable and wide aircrafts Airbus A330-200 and test our new business and economy classes, “he added. Airline tickets for the Italy / Bulgaria routes under the new codeshare agreement are available for purchase from travel agents via the websites of both airlines and the customer service centers of Bulgaria Air and Air Italy as of March 31st.