Burgas Airport

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Burgas Airport

History and location

Burgas Airport is an international airport in Southeastern Bulgaria. Situated in the district of Sarafovo, it is among the busiest airports in the country. It even ranks second after Sofia Airport, and after the extension of one of the slopes (3200 m) it is now the third busiest airport on the Balkan Peninsula. Bourgas Airport has a perfect location – just 10 km away from the city center, with excellent transport infrastructure that links all spots on our Black Sea coast. Thus, tourists visiting our destination can enjoy convenient connections with all cities through city transportation, bus lines and car rental services.

Let’s go back in time in 1927, when the French company SIDNA (today Air France) decided to build a radio station and signed a contract with the Bulgarian government for the use of the land. The idea of ​​the project was to involve only Bulgarian citizens. In 1941 Bourgas Airport was redeployed back to Bulgaria. The beginning of the Sofia-Bourgas line was given in 1947, when the first Bulgarian passenger jet Junkers Ju 52/3m was grounded. During the next 10 years, the base is being expanded and modernized, followed by constructing a concrete track. The year is 1970 and Burgas Airport becomes international, with airplanes from over 45 different destinations begin landing and departing from it.

Tourists Guide

Every year several million passengers arrive and depart at the terminals of Burgas Airport. The data shows that the number of tourists exceeds 2.5 million a year. Flights over the past year exceeded 18,000, and the visited destinations along the Black sea coast are over 125. The airport has convenient connections for land and sea transport, both within Bulgaria and to the whole world. The resilience of the tracks and their length allows the base to be used by all airlines and their aircraft.

At the end of 2013 Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD opened new modern passenger terminal at Burgas Airport. The capacity of the new terminal in Burgas is 2 700 000 passengers. The base offers attractive shopping zones and outdoor recreation areas, before or after the flight.

Transport services

At Burgas Airport, your stay will be comfortable and stress-free. You can choose among various options like taxi services, frequent public transport, and car rental services. Renting a car means the freedom of choosing where and when to go, and how much time you will spend travelling. In addition, rent-a-car is a preferred option for many people who want to avoid the possibility of being tricked when using taxi services, where prices sometimes can reach extremely high values ​​for very short distances.

Using car rental services is favored by many who want to enjoy a private comfort for themselves and their family throughout their summer holiday. Renting a car gives you total freedom to visit all fascinating sights on the South, and why not on the Northern Black Sea coast. You can choose to take a tour within the country, and if your departure flight is from another city in the country, you will be able to arrive on time by car, without the commitment of returning it.


By renting a car from Bourgas Airport, you will be able to reach easily, quickly and effortlessly to any of the nearby beaches and places. Amongst them are Nessebar, Sunny Beach, Ravda, Pomorie, St. Vlas, Elenite, Sozopol, Chernomorets and many more charming spots on the South Black Sea coast, which attracts with enchanting, lovely setting and long history. The recreational villages are located in a perimeter of about 20 to 50 km north and south of Bourgas Airport. These destinations are among the top favorite places for an amazing summer holiday by millions of domestic and foreign tourists. The summer holiday season starts from the beginning of May and in some places continues over the late autumn. This ensures a professional commitment and dedication to comfort and excellence from us and the Burgas Airport.