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Glasgow Airport launches new service to Varna for Summer 2016

Varna, Bulgaria landscape

Balkan Holidays - the leading tour operator to Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia - has announced a new route to Varna, Bulgaria from Glasgow Airport for its Summer 2016 programme. 

The new summer service is Glasgow’s first direct connection to Varna and will operate once a week on a Saturday starting in May 2016. 


Varna, which is Bulgaria’s third largest city, is famed for its mineral springs and beach resorts along the black sea coast, which are said to rival that of the Mediterranean.  It is also an ideal holiday destination for those with an interest in history and culture, with ancient churches, roman baths and art galleries in abundance.

Balkan Holidays is offering Glasgow Airport passengers:

  • 7, 10 and 14 night package holidays
  • 10kg luggage allowance for infants on charters
  • 20kg standard luggage allowance per person on all package holidays on charter flights and 30kg free luggage allowance per person on all package holidays on charter flights staying at a Premier Selection hotel
  • Flight-only options are also available

Chris Rand, Sales and Marketing Manager at Balkan Holidays said: “This additional flight will help us deal with increasing demand for Summer holidays to Bulgaria which continues to top the polls in terms of providing the best value for money holidays in Europe. The flights to Varna will also provide additional capacity for us as we become the sole UK operator to the resorts of Golden Sands, St Konstantin and Albena on the Northern Black Sea coast.”

Francois Bourienne, Commercial Director at Glasgow Airport said:

“Varna is a fantastic new addition to our ever-growing list of sun resorts that we serve from Glasgow, and it’s sure to go down a storm with our customers.

“As well as offering a myriad of beach destinations for travellers of all ages, Bulgaria offers excellent value for money for sun seekers, as well as history, culture and city delights in abundance. 

“Varna is an ideal combination of port city and seaside resort, while also being the perfect hopping-off point for some of the best stretches of beach in Eastern Europe – it is a great new route to add to our growing list of charter destinations.  We look forward to working with Balkan Holidays to ensure the success of this new sunshine holiday hotspot.”

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