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Why is some Swiss Flights being Operated By Balkan-Bulgarian Airlines

Why is some Swiss Flights being Operated By Balkan-Bulgarian Airlines

  1. Chris Cain

    I was on United site searching for award seats out of ORD and saw that Swiss flights where being Operated By Balkan-Bulgarian Airlines. I am sure this is a aircraft lease but what are the seats like on these flights? Thanks Chris

  2. David W

    According to Wikipedia, Balkan-Bulgarian ceased operations in 2002 and its successor is Bulgaria Air, who operates A319s, A319s and E190s. I’d assume that it’s the usual slimline economy and for business class, a blocked middle seat on the A319/320s

  3. Chris Cain

    Check out United on award space in August 2017 ORD to BKK for business?

  4. David W

    Do you have a specific date or can you provide a screenshot?

  5. David W

    ohhhhhhhh i see it now. That’s weird. I really want to say that’s a glitch and it’s still an actual Swiss flight, especially since ORD-ZRH-BKK are all long haul flights, and Swiss has 77Ws in their fleet.

    Balkan Bulgarian is a defunct airline and it’s successor only has single aisle planes.

  6. owine

    Balkan-Bulgarian used the IATA code LZ. Swiss Global Air Lines (subsidiary of Swiss International) operates certain fleet types for Swiss (I know the 77W is one) and recently changed to the LZ IATA code. This contrasts with Swiss International flights which use the familiar LX code. I’m sure UA has old info for the IATA code.

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