Published on : Thursday, June 20, 2019
The first-ever sea bus transportation between Turkey and Bulgaria started Tuesday, with a ferry carrying passengers from the Bulgarian city of Burgas to the northwestern Turkish province of Kırklareli.
Istanbul’s Sea Bus Operators (IDO) initiated the services for boosting tourism along Turkey’s Black Sea coastline.
The first ferry, named Sinan Pasha, reached a port in the Iğneada district after five hours. Bulgarian authorities and press members were the first passengers to embark on the international voyage.
IDO Chairman Hasan Üstündağ said that they have succeeded in establishing the first service between the two countries the services would be increased if they reach the anticipated passenger numbers.
District Governor Cafer Ekinci said that they will initiate the necessary work for doubling up the number of ferry services.