Sofia Airport

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Sofia Airport

Sofia Airport is the main international airport of Bulgaria, located 10 km east of the centre of the capital Sofia. In 2019 the airport surpassed 7 million passengers for the first time. The airport serves as the home base for BH Air, Bulgaria Air and Bulgarian Air Charter, and as a base for both Ryanair and Wizz Air.

The first airfield in the city of Sofia was located on the territory of the present Central Railway Station. At the dawn of the new century, a new Master Plan for the extension and modernization of Sofia Airport existing infrastructure was adopted, with a main objective to ensure the capacity necessary for the rapid aviation industry development through providing a contemporary airport services standard and high level of safety and security of flights.

In 2000, Sofia Airport Terminal 1 was totally renovated – the Departure Hall was extended, and a separate building was designated for arriving passengers. Spread over an area of 15 000 sq m, with capacity of 1.8 million passengers per year, the Terminal built during the first half of 20th century still bears the imprint of the architectural influences of that time – massive chandeliers of wrought iron and natural stone wall mosaics – that can be seen nowadays by the passengers using low cost and charter airlines.

On 31 August 2006, Sofia Airport opened its new runway, offset at 210 m to the north from the old one, the east end of the 3600 m-long runway crossing over Iskar River bed on a specially constructed bridge. New taxiways were constructed additionally allowing for 20 aircraft movements per hour at a high level of safety. The aeronautical equipment of the new runway guarantees landing under low visibility conditions at Category IIIB of ICAO standards.

Airport News

Sofia Airport is Looking for an ERP System Provider

Sofia Airport has announced a tender procedure for the “Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System”. In the first stage, expressions of interest from Bulgarian and international IT companies are expected, with a deadline of 2 December …

Long-Term Parking at Lower Prices at Sofia Airport

Reserving a parking space at Sofia Airport is now possible online via the airport’s website. The new functionality aims to improve the passenger experience for airport guests, secure in advance a parking space and offer …

New Look for Aspire Business Lounge and Renovated Restaurant at Sofia Airport Terminal 2

Capital`s Airport continues improving the passengers experience on its territory. Travellers passing through Terminal 2 can now spend the time before their flight in another refurbished restaurants. It’s at the end of the passenegr`s gallery, next …

New Airbus A321 to be Based at Sofia Airport as Wizz Air Expands Creating Over 50 New Job Positions

The fastest growing low-cost airline in Europe will base a new Airbus A321ceo at Sofia Airport, creating over 50 new direct job positions Wizz Air, the fastest growing low-cost airline in Europe, and the leading airline …

Sofia Airport Adds More Check-In Counters at Terminal 2

Significantly more check-in counters will be provided at the refurbished Terminal 2 of the capital’s airport. The project foresees in the next year and a half an increase in the number of check-in counters from …

New Baggage Handling System at Sofia Airport - Expressions of Interest

SOF Connect to accept proposals until 15 July Sofia Airport has announced an Expression of Interest for the design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of a new Baggage Handling System (BHS) at Terminal 2. It includes …

Charters at Sofia Airport Continue to Grow

Passenger traffic for the first five months is still 27% lower compared to 2019. Sofia Airport’s charter programme is performing better results. In May 27% more charter flights have been served compared to the same month …

SOF Connect invests additional 60 million BGN in the first five years

Sofia Airport to become a 5-star airport by 2028 is the company’s mission SOF Connect will invest more than 140 million BGN in the airport in the first 5 years of the concession, compared to 43 …

International & Local Food & Beverage Companies in the Running for Sofia Airport Restaurants

SOF Connect invited a competitive number of international as well as local Food and Beverage players to participate in a tender for restaurants, bars and other food and beverage concepts on an area of nearly …

Sofia Airport is the First in Bulgaria with Carbon Management Accreditation

Sofia Airport committed to carbon neutrality by 2035 Sofia Airport has been awarded “Level 3 – Optimise” accreditation for carbon management after a nearly 6-month procedure, making it the first airport in the country to achieve …

Sofia Airport is Looking for Builders for Major Renovation of Terminal 2 Car Park

More parking spaces are planned for commuters Sofia Airport operator SOF Connect is planning a major renovation of the Terminal 2 covered car park and new outdoor parking areas next to the airport. For this purpose, …

Sofia Airport Announced Orders for Over 5.5 BGN Million

The implementation of the investment plan of the concessionaire of Sofia Airport is already underway, the airport said. Orders with different subject and value have already been made public on the airport’s new website. The bidding …

Sofia Airport Celebrates International Aviation & Astronautics Day

Students from the Francophone Institute of Administration and Management visited Sofia Airport on the International Aviation and Astronautics Day. They were welcomed by part of the SOF Connect team – Henning Pfisterer, Chief Operating Officer of …

Sofia Airport Aims to Improve Passenger Experience using ACI's Airport Service Quality program (ASQ)

Sofia Airport asks passengers "Are you satisfied with the service?" SOF Connect launched a program for measuring passengers satisfaction – ASQ (Airport Service Quality). Sofia Airport’s participation in the program is a request to improve the …

Contact

Sofia Airport
SOF Connect AD 1, Christopher Columbus Blvd
1540 Sofia
Bulgaria
  • +359 2 937 2211