Posted 21 April 2023

IndiGo commences codeshare connections to and from Bulgaria; strengthens connectivity to 16 countries in Europe

National, April 21, 2023: IndiGo, the leading carrier in India, has announced codeshare connections to Sofia and Varna, via Istanbul, effective from April 17, 2023. The 20 weekly connections offer multiple options and easy access to Bulgaria during the upcoming holiday season. IndiGo has previously launched connecting flights to 15 countries in Europe through its codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines.

Mr. Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales at IndiGo, stated, “We are delighted to introduce new connections from Istanbul to Varna and Sofia. These connections will not only enhance business connectivity but also provide customers with affordable options to plan travel during the forthcoming summer vacations. With the addition of this route through Turkish codeshare, IndiGo now connects to 32 destinations in Europe. We will continue to seek opportunities to provide affordable fares, on-time performance, and hassle-free connectivity across an unparalleled network for our customers.”

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, boasts beautiful parks, Viennese-style architecture, museums, and ancient Roman history, as well as a lively nightlife scene and delicious food. Customers can explore the city's popular tourist attractions, such as St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Pirotska Street, Mount Vitosha, Sofia Central Mineral Baths, and Boyana Church.

Varna, Bulgaria's maritime capital, is a hub for commerce, transportation, education, tourism, entertainment, and healthcare, and is known for its year-round artistic and cultural events. Customers can visit the Sea Garden, Cape Galata, Varna Sea Port, Central Beach, and Saint Athanasius Church, among other well-known attractions.

Turkey is a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts, with sites such as the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, the Cappadocia rock valleys, the pure white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, and the ruins of the former Armenian capital Ani. Other popular attractions include the Hagia Sophia Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, and Istanbul Cevahir Mall. The city boasts an excellent mix of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture, Middle Eastern cuisine, and pleasant weather.

These flights to Bulgaria cater to both business and leisure travellers seeking affordable flying options to access destinations that offer business opportunities and tourist attractions. Customers can book their tickets through IndiGo's official website, These new flights will also boost the airline's domestic connectivity.

Flight Schedule

Flight No. Origin Destination Frequency Effective Departure Arrival
6E 4207 Istanbul Sofia Daily Apr 17, 2023 19:05 20:20
6E 4208 Istanbul Sofia Daily Apr 17, 2023 13:20 14:35
6E 4209 Sofia Istanbul Daily Apr 17, 2023 15:25 16:50
6E 4228 Sofia Istanbul Daily Apr 17, 2023 09:25 10:50
6E 4212 Istanbul Varna Mon, Wed, Thu Apr 17, 2023 20:20 21:20
6E 4213 Istanbul Varna Tue, Fri, Sat Apr 18, 2023 01:55 02:55
6E 4210 Varna Istanbul Tue, Fri, Sat Apr 18, 2023 03:45 04:50
6E 4211 Varna Istanbul Tue, Wed, Sun Apr 18, 2023 09:30 10:35

About IndiGo

IndiGo is amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world. IndiGo has a simple philosophy: offer fares that are affordable, flights that are on time, offering a courteous, and hassle-free travel experience. With its fleet of over 300 aircraft, the airline is operating almost 1800 daily flights and connecting 78 domestic destinations and 26 international destinations. For more information, please visit or download our mobile app. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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