Low-cost airlines

Indian carrier confirms record order of 250 Airbus A320neos

Indian airline IndiGo has confirmed an order for 250 A320neo planes, Airbus announced on Aug. 17, the aviation giant's largest ever contract by number.

The order is worth some $26.5 billion (24 billion euros) at catalogue prices, and brings to 530 the number of A320 and A320neo medium-haul planes owned by the low-cost operator.

Sofia Airport Records 8.3 % Increase in Number of Passengers in July

The airport of the Bulgarian capital recorded a 8.3 % increase in the number of passengers in July compared to the same month in 2014.

A total of 393 312 passengers were serviced in July, with 67 % of them going through Terminal 2, while the remaining 33 % passed through Terminal 1, which services the low-cost airlines.

Ryanair to Launch Flights Sofia-London Stansted in May 2016

Low-cost carrier Ryanair launches flights to Sofia as of May 2016.

The first route to be serviced by the company will be Sofia Airport - London Stansted Airport, according to an announcement published on the airline's website.

Tickets will go on sale in September.

Ryanair currently only operates flights from Plovdiv Airport.

Turkish Airlines' passenger traffic hits 28.5 million in first half of year

Turkish Airlines, Europe?s fourth-largest carrier, has announced it carried some 28.5 million passengers in the first six months of the year, an 8.5 percent increase over the same period of the previous year, in a written statement to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) on July 14.

Turkish Airlines' passenger numbers rise 8.7 percent in first five months

The total number of passengers carried by Turkish Airlines increased by 8.7 percent in the first five months of the year, rising to 23.2 million from 21.4 million in the same period of 2014. 

The company saw an increase in the number of domestic and international passengers, by 10.5 percent and 7.4 percent respectively.