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Ryanair Launches Summer 2024 Schedule with over 1.7 Million Seats for Bulgaria

Ryanair, Europe's No.1 airline, has today (29 Nov) launched its highly anticipated summer 2024 schedule with over 1.7 million seats for Bulgarian holidaymakers looking to get away this summer to soak up some sun with friends and family and recharge with somewell-deserved rest and relaxation.

Great Britain is among the Most Popular Destinations for Bulgarians this Summer

This summer, most Bulgarians using Ryanair traveled to three main destinations, according to the company's data sent to the media. This applies to both families and solo travelers.

The company reports 16% growth in trips to Great Britain, 15% to Italy and 12% to Poland.

Especially for families, the first place in popularity is Poland, followed by Great Britain and Italy.

Istanbul Europe’s busiest airport in March

Türkiye's mega airport Istanbul was the busiest one in Europe, with an average of 1,263 daily flights in March, according to EUROCONTROL.

Sabiha Gökçen, also in Istanbul, ranked 17th on the list with an average of 549 daily flights.

Istanbul Airport was followed by Heathrow with 1,190 flights and Charles de Gaulle in Paris with 1,135 flights.

No bomb found on plane at Athens airport

A thorough inspection of a passenger plane that landed at Athens airport earlier Sunday has turned up no explosives, Greek media report.

The plane, a Boeing 737, was on a scheduled route from Katowince, Poland to Athens and reportedly carried more than 150 passenger. It is operated by Buzz Air, a Polish subsidiary of Ryanair's.

Plane lands safely at Athens airport after bomb warning

A Ryanair flight from Katowice, Poland has landed safely in Athens, after a call warning there was a bomb on board.

The flight, FR 6385, landed at 5.40 pm local time (1540 GMT) at Athens International Airport, more than two hours after its scheduled arrival time of 3.25 pm. It departed Katowice at 2.14 pm local (1314 GMT) instead of its original departure time of 12.05 pm (1105 GMT).

Turkish Airlines carried some 72 million passengers last year

Turkish Airlines carried a total of 71.8 million passengers in 2022, with the international passenger tally rising nearly 6 percent.

Last year, the carrier served 46.3 million international passengers, and the load factor on the international routes was 80.2 percent, Turkish Airlines said in a filing with Borsa Istanbul.

Istanbul Airport busiest in Europe last year

Istanbul's mega airport was the busiest in Europe last year, according to the latest data from Eurocontrol.

It was again a very close race for the top spot, with İGA Istanbul narrowly finishing the year on top with 1,156 daily movements. Amsterdam Schiphol takes the second spot with 1,140 daily flights, down 18 percent from 2019, Eurocontrol said in a report.