bulgaria balkan bulgarian airways

Begun on 29 Jun 1947 over internal routes. Re-constituted in 1949 as TABSO with international, domestic and cargo routes using Russian types. Name chaned to Balkan Bulgarian in 1968. Helicopter services were operated by 1980 and it has provided these services to Malta Aircharter since 1997. Declared insolvent in 1999 but re-financed with significant Dutch investment.

Model Types

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Bell 430
Mil Mi-8 Hip (1st Gen)

List of Aircraft

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Mi-8 Hip (1st Gen) 000 103 012 LZ-CAE : c/n 103 12 / 10312
: Balkan Bulgarian by 1980
430 49061 1999LZ-VIP : xfer Balkan Holidays Airlines, Bulgaria as LZ-VIP, unk

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