Low-cost airlines

Ryanair Announces New Winter Services from Bulgaria

The Irish low-cost airline ''Ryanair'' will implement their summer program for flight also during the winter of 2017, and the tickets are already on sale from a starting price of EUR 9.99 per direction, said the company during their conference in Sofia on Monday.

The reason for their decision is the increase in ticket sales in Bulgaria and the expectation that it will continue.

Sofia Airport Records Record 5 M Passengers in 2016

Nearly 50 million passengers have departed and arrived at Sofia Airport in 2016.

This is a record for Bulgaria's capital Airport.

Passengers serviced were 22% year-on-year.

Total number of passengers was 4,980,387. Out of these, over 2.3 million were serviced at Terminal 1, while another 2.6 million were serviced at Terminal 2.

Lufthansa pilots plan new strikes over this week

Pilots at German flag carrier Lufthansa will resume their strike on Nov. 29-30, their union said, as talks over a dispute concerning wages ended without a resolution.

Pilots' union Cockpit said it was calling on members flying short-haul flights to stay away from work on Nov. 29, and those flying both short and long-haul destinations to stage a walkout on Nov. 30.

115,000 passengers hit as Lufthansa strike heads into second day

Pilots at German flagship carrier Lufthansa stayed away from work for a second straight day on Nov. 24, forcing the airline to scrap 912 flights and grounding 115,000 more passengers.

The airline had already scrapped nearly 900 flights that affected 100,000 passengers on Nov. 23 after pilots staged a walkout in a row over pay and working conditions.