Fly2Sky (F6, Sofia) has applied for a US Foreign Air Carrier Permit (FACP) to launch charter and wet-lease flights to the United States, including all-cargo services.

"We are in the initial stage of the procedure, as we want to secure a market in the US for our planes and crew during the winter season," Chief Executive Officer Anelia Marinova told Bulgarian website TravelNews.

Marinova clarified that the airline was hoping to secure ACMI contracts with American carriers and was not planning to operate charters from Bulgaria to the US. Fly2Sky does not plan to add widebody aircraft at this stage, she added.

The Bulgarian carrier did not disclose any further details about its plans. Under the EU-US Open Skies agreement, carriers do not have to seek authority for specific routes.

The ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows that Fly2Sky operates three A320-200s and two A321-200s. The airline focuses on the ACMI market and currently wet-leases one A320 and one A321 to Aegean Airlines, one A320 to Norwegian Air Sweden AOC, and one A321 to Norwegian Air Shuttle AOC. The third A321 is under maintenance at Plovdiv airport.

Editorial Comment: The article updates with Fly2Sky's comments. - 18.07.2022 - 07:34 UTC