Burgas Airport is situated in a picturesque bay on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea coast, 10 km north-east of the city of Burgas which ranks second among Bulgarian municipalities by its well-developed industry. Its specific geographical location – on the border between Europe and Asia, has contributed to its strategic importance for the new relationships in the modern world. The potential of Burgas Airport for handling passengers and cargo has a strong effect on the development of a transport network, tourism and trade between partners from the East and the West.
Burgas Airport has been built on an area of 2 532 000 sq m, including a cargo centre as well. It has a 3 200 m runway capable of receiving the heaviest types of aircraft such as Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet and An 124 Rouslan.
One of the greatest strengths of Bourgas Airport is the excellent opportunity it provides for intermodal transportation by air, sea and land – Bulgaria’s busiest Port of Bourgas, an important railway junction, the E 87 international motorway and Trans European Corridor ¹ 8 are all located just 10 to 15 km away from the airport.
The mild climate and the meteorological conditions in the region ensure excellent visibility throughout all seasons and 24-hour operation of Bourgas Airport all the year round.
Within a 30 km radius of the airport are situated the attractive seaside resorts of Slunchev Bryag, Nessebur, Elenite and Dyuni, providing accommodation for more than 1 000 000 tourists annually. The tourist season lasts from May to October, thus ensuring steady leisure traffic during this time of the year.
Burgas Airport is a regular member of Airports Council International – European Region.
At the end of 2004 Burgas Airport was rated “Bulgaria’s Best Airport” and received the award of the Ministry of Transport for the most dynamically developing airport in Bulgaria.
In 2007 Burgas Airport will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the airport, when in the distant 1927 aviation experts from the Air CIDNA French airline /later renamed to Air France/ chose the site for an airport to be built there.