|Owner||Republic of Bulgaria|
|Operator||Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD|
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|Elevation AMSL||41 m / 135 ft|
Burgas Airport (IATA: BOJ, ICAO: LBBG) (Bulgarian: , romanized: Letishte 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Burgas Airport:
|Aer Lingus||Seasonal: Dublin|
|airBaltic||Seasonal charter: Riga|
|Belavia||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|
Seasonal charter: Bergen,Harstad/Narvik,Nur-Sultan, Oulu,Stockholm-Arlanda,Sandefjord,Trondheim
|Bulgaria Air||Seasonal: Moscow-Sheremetyevo,Sofia|
|Bulgarian Air Charter||Seasonal charter: Basel/Mulhouse,Berlin-Brandenburg,Cologne/Bonn,Dresden,Düsseldorf,Erfurt/Weimar,Frankfurt,Graz,Hamburg,Hannover,Katowice,Leipzig/Halle,Linz,Munich,Nuremberg,Pozna?,Rzeszów,Salzburg,Stuttgart,Tel Aviv,Vienna,Warsaw-Chopin,Wroclaw,Yerevan|
|Buzz||Seasonal charter: Kraków|
|Seasonal: Amsterdam, Brussels, Maastricht/Aachen|
|Enter Air||Seasonal charter: Bydgoszcz, Gda?sk, Katowice, ?ód?, Lublin,Rzeszów, Szczecin,Warsaw-Chopin, Warsaw-Modlin, Wroc?aw|
|Freebird Airlines||Seasonal charter: Leipzig/Halle|
|GetJet Airlines||Seasonal charter: Vilnius|
|Jet2.com||Seasonal: Belfast-International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne|
|LOT Polish Airlines||Seasonal: Gda?sk,Katowice,Pozna?,Rzeszów,Warsaw-Chopin,Wroc?aw|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle|| Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda |
Seasonal charter: Stavanger
|Novair||Seasonal charter: Oslo-Gardermoen|
|Rossiya||Seasonal: Saint Petersburg|
|Ryanair||Seasonal: Bratislava, Gda?sk, Katowice, Kraków, Vienna,Warsaw-Modlin|
|SmartLynx Airlines||Seasonal charter: Riga,Tallinn|
|Smartwings|| Seasonal: Bratislava, Brno, Katowice,Ko?ice, Ostrava, Prague, Warsaw-Chopin|
Seasonal charter: Gda?sk,Pardubice, Poprad, Slia?
|Seasonal charter: Helsinki,Oslo-Gardermoen|
|TUI Airways|| Seasonal: Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne |
Seasonal charter: Dublin
|TUI fly Belgium|| Seasonal: Brussels, Ostend/Bruges |
Seasonal charter: Lille,Lyon,Nantes,Paris-Charles de Gaulle
|TUI fly Netherlands||Seasonal: Amsterdam|
|Windrose Airlines||Seasonal: Dnipropetrovsk,Kiev-Boryspil, Vinnytsia|
|Wizz Air|| London-Luton, Vienna|
Seasonal: Budapest, Katowice, Warsaw-Chopin
Line No 15 (bus-stop: located at the entrance of the airport area).Initial and final bus stops in Burgas - Burgas bus station "South".
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.
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.