February 2018


Mario Bakalov with а lecture at Sofia Airport

At the February class of Sofia Airport Volunteer Initiative – "Aviation School", children from Sofia city schools met with Mario Bakalov, the pilot of the largest passenger aircraft Airbus A-380.


Sofia Airport with nearly half a million passengers in January


In the first month of 2018, Sofia Airport served a total of 499,688 passengers achieving an increase of 6.6% compared to the same period in 2017. Terminal 2 was used by 63% or 315,987 of all passengers, and Terminal 1 – by the remaining 37% (183,681).


Sofia Airport operates in winter conditions

Today, 26.02.2018, Sofia Airport operates in heavy snow and winter conditions.

The runway for take-off and landing, the taxiways and the apron are cleaned from snow. Aircraft de-icing procedures are carried out. Due to the snowfall, flights are operated with some deviation from the schedule.

We urge citizens to take into account the winter conditions and allow enough time to travel to the airport. Departing passengers are advised to arrive at least two hours before their flights.


Great potential for development of air transport to the Western Balkans

There is enormous potential for the development of air transport to the Western Balkans. This was announced by Assya Ivanova, Chair of "Sofia Airport" EAD’s Board of Directors, during the first aviation event of the programme of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.