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Burgas Airport

Burgas Airport

Burgas airport logo.svg
Burgas Airport 01.JPG
Airport typePublic
OwnerRepublic of Bulgaria
OperatorFraport Twin Star Airport Management AD
ServesBurgas, Bulgaria
LocationBurgas, Bulgaria
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL41 m / 135 ft
Coordinates42°34?13?N 027°30?55?E / 42.57028°N 27.51528°E / 42.57028; 27.51528Coordinates: 42°34?13?N 027°30?55?E / 42.57028°N 27.51528°E / 42.57028; 27.51528
BOJ is located in Bulgaria
Location of airport in Bulgaria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,200 10,500 Concrete
Statistics (2019)
Passengers2,885,776 Decrease12.0%
Aircraft movements19,954 Decrease14.3%
Source: Bulgarian AIP at EUROCONTROL

Burgas Airport (IATA: BOJ, ICAO: LBBG) (Bulgarian: , romanizedLetishte Burgas) is an international airport in southeast Bulgaria and the second largest in the country. It is near the northern neighbourhood of Sarafovo approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) from the city centre. The airport principally serves Burgas and other seaside resorts of Bulgarian south coast which attract many tourists during the summer leisure season. In 2018 it handled 3,277,229 passengers, a 9.9% increase compared to 2017.[]


Early years

On 27 June 1937, the French company CIDNA (now part of Air France), chose the area of Burgas Airport to build a radio station and signed a contract with the Bulgarian government for its use. The contract expressly stated that the staff of Burgas Airport would be Bulgarian.

On 29 June 1947, Balkan Bulgarian Airlines began domestic flights between Burgas, Plovdiv and Sofia, using Junkers Ju 52/3m aircraft. In the 1950s and 1960s, the airport was expanded and modernized by building a concrete runway. In 1970, the airport became an international airport serving 45 destinations.[1]

Development since the 2000s

Burgas airport has been subject to heavy traffic following the growing tourism industry in Bulgaria and was in need of major investments to expand and handle projected passenger traffic. In June 2006, the Bulgarian Government awarded Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide a 35-year-long concession on both Varna and Burgas airports in return for investments exceeding EUR500 million.

Fraport entered into partnership with Varna-based company BM Star. The concessionaire has vowed to inject 403 million Euro in the two airports during the lifespan of the arrangement. Fraport will pay 60% of an investment of EUR 403 million over the 35-year concession. The investments will be made in new terminal facilities, vehicles and equipment and expanding apron areas at the airports over the life of the concession

On 18 July 2012, a bomb exploded on a passenger bus transporting Israeli tourists at the Burgas Airport. The explosion killed seven people and injured thirty-two (see 2012 Burgas bus bombing).


Aerial view of Burgas Airport


In December 2011 construction work began on the new Terminal 2. The new terminal was planned to have a capacity of 2,700,000 passengers and an area of 20,000 square metres (220,000 sq ft). The new terminal building was designed so that it can be easily upgraded to further increase capacity, if necessary. Construction of the new terminal was completed in 2013, and has been operational since December 2013.[2]

Terminal 2 replaced the older Terminal 1, which was built in the 1950s and expanded in the early 1990s, and now handles all of the airport's passenger traffic. The terminal is equipped with 31 check-in counters, three boarding-card checkpoints, nine security lanes and eight departure gates. The arrivals area (divided into Schengen and non-Schengen zones) has 12 immigration stations and four baggage carousels (one 120 metres (390 ft) long and three 70 metres (230 ft) long carousels). Passenger amenities include 800 square metres (8,600 sq ft) of space dedicated to shopping and 1,220 square metres (13,100 sq ft) for food and beverage (F&B) services. There is also a 550 square metres (5,900 sq ft) outdoor courtyard.


At 3,200 metres (10,500 ft), Burgas Airport has the fourth longest runway in the Balkans, after Athens Airport, Sofia Airport and Belgrade Airport.

On 31 October 2016, reconstruction and rehabilitation of taxiways began at Burgas airport. The project includes a complete rehabilitation of 3,500 square meters of taxiway "H", complete rehabilitation of taxiway "A", as well as area adjacent to the runway holding point. The control and monitoring system for airfield lighting and approach light equipment will be replaced. The total investment of Fraport Twin Star Airport Management in these projects is over BGN 12 million.[3][4]

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Burgas Airport:[5]

Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Aeroflot Seasonal: Moscow-Sheremetyevo[6]
airBaltic Seasonal charter: Riga[7]
Belavia[8] Seasonal charter: Brest, Gomel, Grodno, Minsk, Mogilev, Vitebsk
BH Air Seasonal: Aberdeen, Belfast-International, Billund, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Copenhagen, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Teesside[9]
Seasonal charter: Bergen,[10]Harstad/Narvik,[11]Nur-Sultan, Oulu,[12]Stockholm-Arlanda,[13]Sandefjord,[10]Trondheim[10]
Bulgaria Air Seasonal: Moscow-Sheremetyevo,[14]Sofia
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal charter: Basel/Mulhouse,[15]Berlin-Brandenburg,[15]Cologne/Bonn,[15]Dresden,[15]Düsseldorf,[15]Erfurt/Weimar,[15]Frankfurt,[15]Graz,[15]Hamburg,[15]Hannover,[15]Katowice,[16]Leipzig/Halle,[15]Linz,[15]Munich,[15]Nuremberg,[15]Pozna?,[16]Rzeszów,[17]Salzburg,[18]Stuttgart,[15]Tel Aviv,[19]Vienna,[18]Warsaw-Chopin,[16]Wroclaw,[16]Yerevan
Buzz Seasonal charter: Kraków[20]
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Brussels, Maastricht/Aachen[21]
Enter Air[20] Seasonal charter: Bydgoszcz, Gda?sk, Katowice, ?ód?, Lublin,[20]Rzeszów, Szczecin,[20]Warsaw-Chopin, Warsaw-Modlin, Wroc?aw
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki[22]
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Leipzig/Halle[23]
GetJet Airlines Seasonal charter: Vilnius[24]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast-International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal: Gda?sk,[25]Katowice,[26]Pozna?,[27]Rzeszów,[28]Warsaw-Chopin,[29]Wroc?aw[30]
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal charter: Stavanger[10]
Novair Seasonal charter: Oslo-Gardermoen[11]
Rossiya Seasonal: Saint Petersburg
Ryanair Seasonal: Bratislava, Gda?sk, Katowice, Kraków, Vienna,[31][32]Warsaw-Modlin
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
SmartLynx Airlines Seasonal charter: Riga,[24]Tallinn[24]
Smartwings Seasonal: Bratislava, Brno, Katowice,[33]Ko?ice, Ostrava, Prague, Warsaw-Chopin[34]
Seasonal charter: Gda?sk,[34]Pardubice, Poprad, Slia?
Seasonal charter: Helsinki,[35]Oslo-Gardermoen[36]
TUI Airways[37] Seasonal: Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal charter: Dublin[38]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels, Ostend/Bruges
Seasonal charter: Lille,[39]Lyon,[39]Nantes,[39]Paris-Charles de Gaulle[39][40]
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Windrose Airlines Seasonal: Dnipropetrovsk,[41]Kiev-Boryspil, Vinnytsia[42]
Wizz Air London-Luton, Vienna[43]
Seasonal: Budapest, Katowice, Warsaw-Chopin



Ground transportation


Line No 15 (bus-stop: located at the entrance of the airport area).Initial and final bus stops in Burgas - Burgas bus station "South".[47]


The Taxi Piazza is located in front of the Arrivals Terminal at Burgas Airport. A taxi ride from Burgas Airport to the city takes approximately 15 minutes, depending on the traffic intensity.[48]


Passengers and guests arriving at Burgas Airport with their personal car can use the commercially available parking lot, located in the immediate vicinity of the main terminal building. The parking lot has 199 car spaces available and is accessible 24 hours a day.[49]

Incidents and accidents

  • On 18 July 2012, an attack at Burgas Airport occurred. A suicide bomber boarded a bus which was transporting Israeli citizens to the Bulgarian resort of Sunny Beach located in Burgas, the perpetrator detonated the bomb killing six civilians (and one suicide bomber) as well as injuring 32 people. The attack resulted in the closure of Burgas Airport for over 30 hours, resulting in the majority of flights diverting to Varna Airport.[50][51]

See also


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  25. ^ "LOT will launch 130 connections to several dozen European resorts". 24 June 2020.
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  43. ^ "Wizz Air to launch new routes from Vienna to Charleroi and 7 other destinations". 6 May 2020.
  44. ^ " "? ?"". Caa.bg. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  45. ^ "Fraport Traffic Figures" (PDF). Fraport.com. December 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 February 2018. Retrieved 2019.
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  47. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  48. ^ [1][dead link]
  49. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 December 2011. Retrieved 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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