Fenix A320 AIR VIA LZ-MDR Repaint.
The airline was founded and started operations in 1990 as Varna International Airways. The company is licensed and certified according to the national and European standards for non-regular transport of passengers. In 1990, Air VIA started operations with five new Tupolev TU-154M. After the airline was founded by a group of private Bulgarian investors the company initially performed charter flights for Bulgarian and leading European tour operators such as Neckermann, TUI Travel, Jetairfly and Prodintour to and from Bulgarian seaside resorts.
In summer 2006, Air VIA became the first Bulgarian airline to operate the Airbus A320 family and phased out the dated Tupolev 154. On 28 August 2015, prior to its demise, Air Via added its first Airbus A321-200 to its fleet.