Burgas International Airport is located in southeastern Bulgaria, about 10 kilometers from the center of Burgas. This airport is one of the largest air harbors in Bulgaria, so, in 2017, 2 million 982 thousand passengers were served here.
Burgas airport began to operate in 1941, however, because during this period almost all European countries were involved in the Second World War, this air harbor was not used for civilian air transportation, while the time it was used to service military aircraft.
In 1942, German troops seized the airport of Burgas, significantly improved its infrastructure, which allowed it to receive heavy aircraft, and also electrified the airport, which made it possible to receive aircraft, including at night.
Even though the Second World War ended in 9145, Burgas Airport began its civilian activities only in 1947, when the first flight from Sofia was made here, and if initially the air harbor was used to serve exclusively domestic flights, then by 50 s-60s, the route network of the Burgas airport was increased to 5 route directions, and during the same period, the modernization of the air harbor began.
In the 70s of the last century, the airport of Burgas was given the status of an international air harbor, which led to a significant increase in the route network – according to data for this period, Burgas was connected to 45 different cities in Europe.
The international air harbor of Burgas has at its disposal a single concrete runway with a length of 3200 meters, which allows you to receive aircraft of the 2-4 class.
There are several helipads at the airport, which makes it possible to receive and service all types of helicopters.
In the near future, it is planned to build another runway.
Despite the fact that the Burgas International Airport was originally focused on servicing domestic flights, today the vast majority of operated flights (99.3%) are international, and therefore, the infrastructure of the international air harbor is primarily aimed at foreign tourists.
At the airport are located:
- Banks, ATMs, payment terminals, currency exchange points;
- Retail stores;
- Souvenir shops;
- Duty-free shops;
- Cafes, restaurants and catering places;
- Luggage storage
- Room of mother and child;
- Ticket offices and representative offices of airlines;
- VIP service room;
- Car parking;
- Public transport and taxi parking.
There are no hotels or hotel complexes on the territory of the air harbor, however, due to the proximity to the city of the same name, this does not cause problems.
- Airport Country: Bulgaria.
- Burgas International Airport.
- GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 3 / + 2.
- Latitude geographic 42.57, longitude geographic 27.52.
- IATA airport code: BOJ.
- ICAO airport code: LBBG.