Austrian Airlines offers the best connecting flight between Sofia and New York

Sofia - New York is one of the many busy routes served only by connecting flights. A research carried out by SafeConnect in August 2017 revealed that Austrian Airlines offers the best connecting flight. 

The research covered 30 flight options offered by 6 major airlines, namely Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Aeroflot, Air France / KLM.

The quickest option to get from Sofia to New York takes 12h 35min (Austrian Airlines) and the longest takes 35h 50min (Aeroflot). T
he shortest transfer time is only 1h 5min (Austrian Airlines), the longest is over 22 h (Aeroflot). The risk of missing the connection is low for over 80% of the flights, this also taking into account the on time and cancellation performance of the analysed flights. The connection comfort rating ranges from 2.7 stars (British Airways) to 4.6 stars (Austrian Airlines) out of a total of 5 stars.

The absolute winner is Austrian Airlines with flights OS800 (SOF-VIE) / OS 89 (VIE-EWR). It deserves the first place with a connection comfort rating of 4.6 stars, transfer time of only 1h 20min and a total travel time of 12h 35min. The risk of missing the connection is low, but still the next available flight from Vienna to New York leaves only 30 min later. Both flights have great punctuality score too.

The second best travel option with a comfort rating of 4.4 stars is offered again by Austrian Airlines. The third and fourth places go to Lufthansa, with a comfort rating of 4.2 stars each. The fifth best flight combination is an option offered by British Airways.

At the very bottom of the ranking you can find a British Airways’ flight with a connection comfort rating of only 2.7 stars and a medium risk of missing the connection. At the bottom you can find a lot of options offered by Aeroflot and Turkish Airlines too. Apparently they don't score well on the Sofia - New York route with their summer schedule. 

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