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Updated on 11.08.2022
Bulgaria Air  is cancelling many flights due to strikes. We want to remind you that flight cancellations due to  Bulgaria Air staff strikes are eligible for compensation if you were informed by Bulgaria Air less than 14 days before your flight.

Looking to claim Bulgaria Air delay compensation? Curious how much Bulgaria Air cancellation compensation you’re owed? Let the world’s largest air passenger rights organization handle your claim.

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Bulgaria Air Flight Delay Compensation

Any Bulgaria Air flight departing from a European airport must conform to the European law which protects air passengers in the event of flight delays.

This law, known as EC 261, says that airlines must provide passengers with food, drink, and access to communication when they're delayed. They must also offer accommodation and replacement flights if necessary. In some cases, such as when your delay turns into a cancellation, you may also request a refund of your ticket — especially if the replacement flight no longer suits your travel goals.

But more than that, if Bulgaria Air is responsible for the flight delay, the law says that they must compensate passengers when the flight is delayed by 3 hours or more. All the details are included in our guide to flight delay compensation.

So if you arrive at your destination over 3 hours late, it's always worth checking if you're owed Bulgaria Air flight delay compensation. Don’t miss out on up to £520 per person.

We make claiming compensation for Bulgaria Air flight delays as easy as possible. Our free Compensation Calculator, together with our air passenger rights experts, will confirm your delay time, and make sure there are no extraordinary circumstances which impact your eligibility. You can usually claim for flights from as far back as 3 years ago.

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Bulgaria Air Canceled Flight Compensation

In Europe, EC 261 protects all passengers in the event of flight cancellations, especially last-minute flight cancellations.

Passengers due to depart from a European airport are always entitled to a full refund if their flight is canceled and Bulgaria Air can't offer an acceptable replacement. Additionally, for any Bulgaria Air flight cancellation less than 14 days before the flight, passengers may also be eligible for Bulgaria Air flight cancellation compensation, up to £520 per person.

That's unless there were some kind of extraordinary circumstances which gave Bulgaria Air no choice but to cancel the flight. The law accepts that airlines should only pay compensation when they are at fault — but they must still ensure passengers reach their final destination or get a full refund for the flight.

Airlines like Bulgaria Air also don't need to pay compensation if they're able to offer an alternative flight that arrives at a very similar time to the original one. The specific time limits are included in our flight cancellation compensation guide.

Claim up to £520 in compensation if your flight has been delayed, canceled, or overbooked within the last 3 years.

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Flight Compensation and Air Passenger Rights

Even though Bulgaria Air is not a European airline, they always comply with European laws every time they depart from a European airport. That means passengers flying out of a European airport with Bulgaria Air are protected by EC 261, one of the world's most comprehensive air passenger rights laws.

This gives passengers the right to claim flight delay compensation, Bulgaria Air cancellation compensation, or overbooking compensation if Bulgaria Air is responsible for the issue. That's in addition to their rights to a flight refund.

Unfortunately, the same protections don't apply for flights going the other way. Bulgaria Air passengers who land in the EU are not covered by EC 261 if the departure airport is outside the EU. For these flights, you'll need to check what other air passenger rights apply.

Which Bulgaria Air Flights are Covered by EC 261?

Covered by EC 261
Flights departing EU airports ✔️ Yes
Flights arriving at EU airports ❌ No

How Much Bulgaria Air Flight Compensation?

DistanceCompensation
All flights under 1,500 kmUp to £220 per person
Internal EU flights over 1,500 kmUp to £350 per person
Non-internal EU flights between 1,500 - 3,500 kmUp to £350 per person
Non-internal EU flights over 3,500 kmUp to £520 per person

Table shows values in € as specified in EC 261

As you might expect with any law, there are exceptions and special circumstances that can affect how much compensation is owed in every individual case. AirHelp makes it simple to check what you’re owed with our free compensation calculator.

Can I get a refund and compensation if my Bulgaria Air flight was canceled due to coronavirus?

Generally, no — you can only get a refund for your flight ticket after a cancellation as coronavirus is an extraordinary circumstance and therefore is not eligible for compensation.

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