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Burgas Airport - Old Burgas Airport Terminal Departures
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Burgas AirportBurgas Airport (IATA: BOJ, ICAO: LBBG), (Bulgarian: Летище Бургас, Letishte Burgas) and also known as Sarafovo Airport is an airport in southeast Bulgaria and the second largest airport in the country. The airport is located near to the north neighbourhood of Burgas, Sarafovo almost 10 kilometres from the city centre. Between the airport and the city centre is located the Lake Atanasovsko.

Burgas AirportBurgas Airport has the fourth runway length on the Balkans (3200m) after Athens Airport, Sofia Airport and Belgrade Airport. The airport has also well established links to intermodal transport by land (road and railway) and sea. In 2012, the airport handled 2,356,865 passengers, a 5.7% increase compared to 2,229,045 handled in 2011.


History

On 27 June 1927 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.

Burgas Airport

Burgas Airport - Terminal 2 - Burgas Airport, under construction in August.2013
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Burgas Airport

Burgas Airport - The control tower of Burgas Airport
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Burgas Airport

Burgas Airport - Burgas Airport summer traffic
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Burgas Airport

Burgas Airport - IATA: BOJ – ICAO: LBBG
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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.

Currently, Burgas airport is subject to heavy traffic following the growing tourism industry in Bulgaria and is 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 €500 million.

Fraport will be in 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 said it 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).

Terminals

Current terminals

Currently they are two Terminals at the airport, mentioned als Terminal Arrivals, and Terminal Departures. The first of them was built in the 1950s, the second in the early 1990s. In both terminals there are various outlets: cafes, fast food restaurants, currency exchange, duty-free shops also a VIP room and business lounge.

Extension

In December 2011 began construction work on new Terminal. The new terminal will have a capacity of 2,700,000 passengers and 31 check-in desks and covers an area of 20,000m2. The new terminal buildings are designed so that it can their capacity, if necessary, be further increased as an extension to the existing architectural part. Construction of new terminal should be completed by the winter of 2013.

Airlines and destinations

There are domestic and international flights to about 116 destinations in 33 countries, by more than 69 Bulgarian and foreign airlines. The busiest season for the airport is from the end of April to the beginning of October.

Scheduled flights

Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Aeroflotoperated by Rossiya Seasonal: St. Petersburg
Bulgaria Air Sofia, VarnaSeasonal: Moscow-Sheremetyevo, St. Petersburg
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Mistral Air Seasonal: Catania
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
S7 Airlines Moscow-DomodedovoSeasonal: Novosibirsk
SmartWingsoperated by Travel Service Airlines Seasonal: Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Košice, Ostrava, Prague
Ural Airlines Seasonal: Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg
Wizz Air London-LutonSeasonal: Budapest, Katowice, Poznan, Warsaw-Chopin

Seasonal charter flights

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Ljubljana
airBaltic Riga
Air VIA Basel/Mulhouse, Belfast-International, Berlin-Schönefeld, Cologne/Bonn, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Hamburg,Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Prague, Salzburg, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Vienna, Zweibrücken
Arkefly Amsterdam
Aviatrans Kiev Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kiev-Zhuliany
Belavia Brest, Minsk-National
BH Air Aalborg (starting summer 2014), Aberdeen, Alesund, Amsterdam, Bari, Belfast-International, Bergamo, Bergen, Billund,Birmingham, Bodø, Bologna, Bristol, Cardiff, Catania, Copenhagen, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow-International, Graz, Harstad/Narvik-Evenes, Haugesund, Humberside, Innsbruck, Lakselv, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick,London-Stansted, Manchester, Naples, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Palermo, Rome-Fiumicino, Tromsø, Trondheim,Weeze, Zürich
Bingo Airways Katowice, Warsaw-Chopin, Wroclaw
Bulgaria Air Almaty, Amsterdam, Billund, Copenhagen, Hannover, Kuwait, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Samara, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Yerevan
Bulgarian Air Charter Baku, Berlin-Schönefeld, Billund, Bratislava, Budapest, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Debrecen, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt,Hamburg, Hannover, Katowice, Košice, Kuwait, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Münster/Osnabrück, Naples, Nuremberg, Poprad/Tatry,Rzeszów, Sliac, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Vienna, Warsaw-Chopin, Wroclaw, Yerevan
Condor Berlin-Schönefeld, Frankfurt, Leipzig/Halle, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Stuttgart
Corendon Dutch Airlines Amsterdam
Enter Air Bydgoszcz, Katowice, Lublin, Lódz, Poznan, Warsaw-Chopin
Finnair Helsinki
Georgian Airways Tbilisi
Germania Bremen
Germanwings Stuttgart
I-Fly Moscow-Vnukovo
Jetairfly Brussels
Jet Time Aalborg, Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Kolavia Moscow-Domodedovo
Malmö Aviation Copenhagen, Malmö
Moskovia Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Niki Vienna
Nordavia Moscow-Sheremetyevo
NordStar St. Petersburg
Nordwind Airlines Kazan
Norwegian Air Shuttle Stavanger
Novair Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Orenair Moscow-Domodedovo
Primera Air Helsinki
Red Wings Airlines Moscow-Vnukovo
SAMair Budapest
Scandinavian Airlines Bergen, Billund, Copenhagen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Malmö, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda, Trondheim
Small Planet Airlines Vilnius
Small Planet Airlines Polska Katowice, Kraków, Warsaw-Chopin
SmartLynx Airlines Riga
SmartLynx Airlines Estonia Tallinn
SunExpress Deutschland Düsseldorf, Hamburg
Tatarstan Airlines Samara
Thomas Cook Airlines Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen
Thomson Airways Belfast-International, Birmingham, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick,London-Luton, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg
Transavia.com Amsterdam, Weeze
Travel Service Airlines Brno, Ostrava, Pardubice, Prague
Travel Service Hungary Budapest
Travel Service Poland Katowice, Poznan, Warsaw-Chopin
Travel Service Slovakia Bratislava, Košice, Poprad/Tatry, Sliac
TUIfly Nordic Copenhagen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil
Ural Airlines Chelyabinsk, Samara, St. Petersburg, Ufa
UTair Aviation Moscow-Domodedovo, Surgut
VIM Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Wind Rose Aviation Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kiev-Boryspil, Lviv
XL Airways France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Yamal Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo

Cargo airlines

Airlines Destinations
Kalitta Air charters
National Airlines charters
Silk Way Airlines charters

Traffic figures

Traffic at Burgas Airport
Year Domestic
Passenger
Change

International
Passenger

Change
1998
16,020
417,004
1999
14,734
Decrease 8%
324,563
Decrease 22%
2000
8,964
Decrease 39.2%
389,051
Increase 19.9%
2001
1,993
Decrease 77.8%
592,403
Increase 52.3%
2002
1,882
Decrease 5.6%
765,594
Increase 29.2%
2003
1,858
Decrease 1.3%
1,024,179
Increase 33.8%
2004
2,621
Increase 41.1%
1,339,552
Increase 30.8%
2005
2,232
Decrease 14.8%
1,553,398
Increase 16%
2006
1,504
Decrease 32.6%
1,706,695
Increase 9.9%
2007
11,346
Increase 654.4%
1,926,279
Increase 12.9%
2008
15,061
Increase 32.7%
1,905,562
Decrease 1.1%
2009
12,450
Decrease 17.3%
1,671,336
Decrease 12.3%
2010
14,273
Increase 14.6%
1,858,345
Increase 11.2%
2011
77,789
Increase 445%
2,151,256
Increase 21.2%
2012
69,244
Decrease 11%
2,287,621
Increase 6.3%

Traffic at Burgas Airport
Year Total Change Aircraft
movements
Change
1998
433,024
6,092
1999
339,297
Decrease 21.6%
5,722
Decrease 6.1%
2000
398,015
Increase 17.3%
5,224
Decrease 8.7%
2001
594,396
Increase 49.3%
5,633
Increase7.8%
2002
767,476
Increase 29.1%
6,515
Increase 15.6%
2003
1,026,037
Increase 33.7%
8,136
Increase 24.8%
2004
1,342,173
Increase 30.8%
10,692
Increase 31.4%
2005
1,555,603
Increase 16%
11,842
Increase 10.7%
2006
1,708,199
Increase 9.8%
13,364
Increase 12.8%
2007
1,937,625
Increase 13.4%
13,606
Increase 1.8%
2008
1,920,623
Decrease 0.8%
13,794
Increase 1.4%
2009
1,683,786
Decrease 12.3%
11,956
Decrease 13.3%
2010
1,872,618
Increase 11.2%
13,774
Increase 15.2%
2011
2,229,045
Increase 19%
19,215
Increase 19%
2012
2,356,865
Increase 5.7%
16,961
Decrease 11.7%

Transport links

Bus

Line No 15 (Bus-stop: located at the entrance of the airport area).Initial and final bus stops in Burgas – Burgas south bus stop.

Taxi

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.

Parking

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.

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.

Gallery

Burgas Airport

Burgas Airport - Old (2012) and new (2013) Boarding Pass. 
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Burgas Airport

Burgas Airport - Burgas Airport seen from the sky shortly after take-off 
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Burgas Airport

Burgas Airport - Burgas Airport apron at night.
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Burgas Airport

Burgas Airport - Air Via Airbus A320 ground handling at Burgas Airport.
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Burgas Airport - Condor Boeing 757-300 at Burgas Airport.
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Burgas Airport

Burgas Airport - I-Fly Airbus A330-300 taxiing at Burgas Airport.
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Burgas Airport - SmartWings Boeing 737-800 at Burgas Airport.
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Burgas Airport

Burgas Airport - Travel Service Airlines Boeing 737-800 taxiing at Burgas Airport.
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Burgas Airport

Burgas Airport - Transaero Airlines Boeing 747-400 at Burgas Airport.
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Address:

8016,
Burgas Airport,
Bulgaria

tel:

Director +359 56/870 201
Tech Director +359 56/870 204
Cargo +359 56/870 270
Non-aviation +359 56/870 313

URL: http://www.bourgas-airport.com/



General Info
Country Bulgaria
ICAO ID LBBG
Time UTC+2(+3DT)
Latitude 42.569583
42° 34' 10.50" N
Longitude 27.515236
027° 30' 54.85" E
Elevation 135 feet
41 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 004° E (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
TWR 118.0
119.9
ATIS 120.95
APP 125.1
119.65


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
04/22 10499 x 148 feet
3200 x 45 meters
CONCRETE. 060RBXT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME BGS BURGAS 057X 112 At Field -
NDB BGS BURGAS - 356 4.8 NM 223.7


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Unknown fuel type or whether there is any fuel.
Other Fluids DE-ICE, Anti-icing/De-icing/Defrosting Fluid (MIL A 8243)


Remarks
FLUID De-Ice avbl.
FUEL A1 (Litasco Bulgaria) fone C35--92-917-4179, (NC-100LL)


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