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Burgas Airport

Burgas Airport

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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 (2018)
Passengers3,277,229 Increase9.9%
Aircraft movements23,284 Increase8.5%
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 airport in the country. The airport is located near to the north neighbourhood of Burgas, Sarafovo, which is located approximately 10 kilometres from the city centre. The airport serves Burgas and seaside resorts of Bulgarian south coast and is a major destination during the European summer leisure season. In 2018, the airport 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.
In 31 October 2016 begins reconstruction and rehabilitation of taxiways 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. During this period also the replacement of the control and monitoring system for airfield lighting and approach light equipment will be completed. 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:

Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo[5]
airBaltic Seasonal charter: Riga[6]
Anda Air Seasonal charter: Kiev-Zhuliany[7]
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[8]
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Moscow-Vnukovo,[9]Omsk,[9]Perm,[9]Rostov-on-Don-Platov,[9]Saint Petersburg,[9]Tyumen,[9]Yekaterinburg[9]
Azur Air Ukraine Seasonal charter: Kiev-Boryspil[10]
Belavia Seasonal charter: Brest,[11]Gomel,[11]Grodno,[11]Minsk,[11]Mogilev,[11]Vitebsk[11]
BH Air Seasonal: Aberdeen, Belfast-International, Billund, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Copenhagen, Doncaster/Sheffield, Durham/Teesside,[12]East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich
Seasonal charter: Bergen,[13]Harstad/Narvik ,[14]Oulu,[15]Stockholm-Arlanda,[16]Trondheim [13]
Bluebird Airways Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[8]
Bravo Airways Seasonal charter: Kiev-Zhuliany[7]
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Bulgaria Air Seasonal: Moscow-Sheremetyevo,[17]Moscow-Vnukovo ,[18]Sofia, Varna
Seasonal charter: Aalborg ,[19]Billund ,[19]Copenhagen ,[19]Katowice ,[19]Ko?ice ,[19]Prague ,[19]Poprad [19]
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal charter: Basel/Mulhouse,[20]Berlin-Schönefeld,[20]Berlin-Tegel,[20]Cologne/Bonn,[20]Dresden,[20]Düsseldorf,[20]Erfurt/Weimar,[20]Frankfurt,[20]Graz,[20]Hamburg,[20]Hannover,[20]Katowice,[21]Leipzig/Halle,[20]Linz,[20]Munich,[20]Nuremberg,[20]Pozna?,[21]Rzeszów,[22]Salzburg,[23]Stuttgart,[20]Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion,[8]Vienna,[23]Warsaw-Chopin,[21]Wroclaw,[21]Yerevan
Chair Airlines Seasonal: Zürich[24]
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam, Maastricht/Aachen,[25]Brussels
Danish Air Transport Seasonal charter: Billund ,[26]Copenhagen [26]
El Al Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[8]
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Bydgoszcz,[27]Gda?sk ,[27]Katowice,[27]?ód? ,[21]Rzeszów,[27]Warsaw-Chopin,[27]Wroc?aw[27]
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki[28]
GetJet Airlines Seasonal charter: Vilnius [29]
I-Fly Seasonal charter: Moscow-Vnukovo[30]
Israir Airlines Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[8]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast-International , Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Billund,[31]Copenhagen [31]
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Motor Sich Airlines Seasonal: Zaporizhia [32]
NordStar Seasonal charter: Moscow-Domodedovo[33]
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Kazan,[34]Moscow-Sheremetyevo,[34]Saint Petersburg,[35]Samara,[34]Ufa[34]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal charter: Stavanger[13]
Novair Seasonal charter: Oslo-Gardermoen[14]
Rossiya Seasonal: Saint Petersburg
Ryanair Seasonal: Bratislava, Kraków, Warsaw-Modlin
Ryanair Sun Seasonal charter: Gda?sk ,[27]Katowice,[27]?ód? ,[27]Pozna?,[27]Warsaw-Chopin[27]
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Oslo-Gardermoen[14]
Severstal Air Company Seasonal charter: Cherepovets[30]
SkyUp Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil [36]
SmartLynx Airlines Seasonal charter: Riga[29]
Smartlynx Airlines Estonia Seasonal charter: Tallinn[29]
Smartwings Seasonal: Bratislava, Brno, Ko?ice, Ostrava, Pardubice, Poprad, Prague, Slia?
Smartwings Poland Seasonal charter: Gda?sk,[37]Katowice,[37]Warsaw-Chopin[37]
SunExpress Deutschland[38] Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg , Leipzig/Halle, Stuttgart
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal charter: Helsinki,[39]Oslo-Gardermoen[40]
TUI Airways Seasonal: Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh ,[41]Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal charter: Dublin[42]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels, Ostend/Bruges
Seasonal charter: Lille,[43]Lyon,[43]Nantes,[43]Paris-Charles de Gaulle[43][44]
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
TUI fly Nordic Seasonal charter: Gothenburg,[16]Helsinki,[15]Stockholm-Arlanda[16]
Seasonal charter: Kiev-Boryspil[45]
Seasonal: Kherson [46][47]
Ural Airlines Seasonal: Yekaterinburg
Seasonal charter: Moscow-Domodedovo[35]
Voyage Air Seasonal: Vienna[48]
Widerøe Seasonal charter: Trondheim [14]
Windrose Airlines Seasonal: Dnipropetrosk,[49]Kiev-Boryspil
Wizz Air London-Luton
Seasonal: Budapest, Katowice, Warsaw-Chopin
Yakutia Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow-Vnukovo[30]
Yamal Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow-Domodedovo[30]



Busiest routes

Busiest routes at Burgas Airport[54][55]
City Airport(s) Weekly Departures
(Summer 2019)
Russia Moscow Domodedovo Airport
Sheremetyevo Airport
Vnukovo Airport
S7 Airlines, Ural Airlines, Yamal Airlines
Aeroflot, Bulgaria Air, Nordwind Airlines
Azur Air, Bulgaria Air, I-Fly, Rossiya
Czech Republic Prague Václav Havel Airport
Bulgaria Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, SmartWings
Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
Arkia, Bluebird Airways, Bulgaria Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, EL AL, Israir Airlines
Poland Katowice Katowice Airport
Bulgaria Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, Enter Air, LOT, Ryanair Sun, Travel Service, Wizz Air
United Kingdom London Gatwick Airport
Luton Airport
Stansted Airport
BH Air, Thomas Cook Airlines, TUI Airways
Wizz Air
BH Air, Jet2.com, TUI Airways
Russia Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport
Azur Air, Bulgaria Air, Nordwind Airlines, Rossiya
Poland Warsaw Chopin Airport
Modlin Airport
Bulgaria Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, Enter Air, LOT, Ryanair Sun, Travel Service, Wizz Air
Ryanair, Ryanair Sun
Czech Republic Brno Tu?any Airport
Slovakia Bratislava M. R. ?tefánik Airport
Bulgaria Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, Ryanair, SmartWings, Travel Service
United Kingdom Manchester Manchester Airport
BH Air, Jet2.com, Thomas Cook Airlines, TUI Airways
Belarus Minsk Minsk National Airport
Poland Pozna? ?awica Airport
Bulgaria Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, Enter Air, Ryanair Sun, Travel Service
Denmark Copenhagen Kastrup Airport
Bulgaria Air, BH Air, Jet Time, Norwegian Air Shuttle, SAS
Belgium Brussels Zaventem Airport
Brussels Airlines, Corendon Airlines, TUI fly Belgium
Hungary Budapest Ferenc Liszt Airport
Bulgarian Air Charter, Travel Service, Wizz Air
Republic of Ireland Dublin Dublin Airport
Aer Lingus, Cello Aviation, TUI Airways
Ukraine Kiev Boryspil Airport
Zhuliany Airport
SkyUp, Ukraine International Airlines, Windrose Airlines
Bravo Airways
Bulgaria Sofia Sofia Airport
Bulgaria Air
Czech Republic Ostrava Leo? Janá?ek Airport
Netherlands Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
BH Air, Corendon Airlines, Transavia, TUI fly Netherlands
United Kingdom Birmingham Birmingham Airport
BH Air, Jet2.com, Thomas Cook Airlines, TUI Airways
Norway Oslo Gardermoen Airport
Norwegian Air Shuttle, Novair, SAS, Thomas Cook Airlines
Denmark Billund Billund Airport
Bulgaria Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, BH Air, Jet Time
Germany Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Airport
Bulgarian Air Charter, Sundair, SunExpress Deutschland
Slovakia Ko?ice  Ko?ice Airport
Bulgaria Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, SmartWings, Travel Service
Germany Leipzig Leipzig/Halle Airport
Bulgarian Air Charter, SunExpress Deutschland
Czech Republic Pardubice Pardubice Airport
Bulgaria Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, SmartWings
Germany Berlin Schönefeld Airport
Tegel Airport
Bulgarian Air Charter
Bulgarian Air Charter, Sundair
Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport
Bulgarian Air Charter, Lufthansa, SunExpress Deutschland
Finland Helsinki Helsinki Airport
Finnair, Jet Time, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Thomas Cook Airlines, TUI fly Nordic
Germany Stuttgart Stuttgart Airport
Bulgarian Air Charter, Eurowings, Sundair, SunExpress Deutschland
Poland Wroc?aw Copernicus Airport
Bulgaria Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, Enter Air, Travel Service

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".[56]


The Taxi Piazza is located in front of the Arrivals Terminal at Burgas Airport. A taxi ride from Burgas Airport to the city takes approx 15 minutes, depending on the traffic intensity.[57]


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.[58]

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 6 civilians (+ 1 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.[59][60]

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