Schoenherr has advised Bulgarian Eagle airlines, the ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) carrier recently founded by the Germania Group, on its expansion into Bulgaria and on obtaining an official air operator certificate from the Bulgarian authorities, which allows the airline to use aircraft for commercial purposes. After all the necessary licenses were issued and a demonstration flight was successfully completed, the Bulgarian aviation authority cleared the new airline for take-off.
Germania is an independent German airline which was established over 30 years ago. The airline carries more than 3 million passengers each year on short and medium-haul flights. Germania offers connections from 20 departure airports in Europe to over 55 destinations within the continent, North Africa, and the Middle East. Germania's subsidiary, Bulgarian Eagle, was founded in November 2016.
"We are very excited to have been part of the Germania Group's expansion into Bulgaria," said Schoenherr Sofia Regulatory Partner Stefana Tsekova, who led the firm's team on the matter, "and to have supported Bulgarian Eagle in obtaining its community air carrier operating license."
In addition to Tsekova, the Schoenherr team included Attorney at Law Ivelina Vassileva.
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