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Bulgarian airline GullivAir has stopped selling tickets for the Sofia-Skopje flight since May 21, the specialized aeronautical portal Ex-Yu Aviation announcement.
According to Macedonian media, the flights are carried out with 7-8 passengers, and there were cases when there were only two or three people on board, less than the crew.
It is not yet clear whether the flights will definitely be canceled due to lack of explanation from the Bulgarian airline, which has stopped selling tickets to Tirana. Skopje and Tirana were Gulliver’s only foreign destinations.
The airline maintained the Sofia-Skopje route with an ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft with a capacity of 65 seats. the flights were Monday and Saturday. Price – from 128 to 300 BGN for a round trip.
The airline Skopje-Sofia was announced by Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov as the first measure of confidence between the two countries.
This is the fourth attempt to establish a regular airline between the capitals of North Macedonia and Bulgariaand the previous three failed again due to low passenger numbers.
The first one flights Between Skopje and Sofia started in the fall of 1992 with Hemus Air on an 18-passenger aircraft.
After Bulgariaaccession to the EU, the Sofia-Skopje connection was restored in December 2007. This time Bulgaria Air flew three times a week with an ATR-42, with a capacity of 40 passengers, at a cost of 49 euros.
The penultimate attempt to resurrect the line dates back to 2010.
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