Important announcements
To the attention of all passengers
Covid laboratories
To the attention of all passengers
2022-02-01 00:00

We would like to inform passengers and visitors of Sofia Airport that аs of 1 May 2022, parking prices will change at Sofia Airport’s two public car parks in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Details can be found here.

Level B1 of the public car parking at Terminal 2 is temporarily closed. The remaining parking levels are at your disposal. While we apologize for any inconvenience caused, we kindly ask you to observe the parking organization in place.

As of 1 May 2022 all COVID-19 related travel restrictions are lifted.

Information about travelling to different countries is published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

All scheduled flights arriving in the time range 8 pm–8 am will be served only at Terminal 2. This will facilitate faster processing of documents and the passing of passengers. There will be no change for flights landing on schedule before 8:00 at Terminal 1. They will not move to Terminal 2 to avoid the inconvenience of travelers and their meters and greeters. All business flights will be operated at Terminal 1.


Covid laboratories

For the convenience of travelers, COVID-19 testing laboratories have been set up in the public areas of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 to issue the necessary travel health certificates.

The PCR test result is ready within 2 hours and the antigen test within 20 minutes. The services are available not only to arriving and departing passengers, but also to all citizens.



+359 884 884936 – Terminal 1
+359 882 607010 – Terminal 2


+359 876 036577 – Terminal 2


Slot coordination

Slot coordination

The Slot Coordination unit of SOF Connect AD is responsible to coordinate slots of Sofia Airport. The unit was set up in compliance with the provisions of Regulation (EEC) 95/93 of the Council of 18 January 1993. Sofia Airport is a level 2 schedules facilitated airport. SOF Connect AD is member of EUACA (European Airport Coordinators Association). The slot database of Sofia Airport is part of the overall database of the EUACА supported coordinated airports in the European Union.


Each operator has to make a request in an SMA (SCR) or GCR format.

Principles and rules of operation

  • Regulation (EEC) 95/93 of the Council of 18 January 1993
  • IATA Worldwide Slot Guidelines
  • EUACA European Slot Guidelines
  • IATA Standard Schedules Information Manual

It is particularly important that the Slot Coordination unit performs its functions on the principles of independence, neutrality and non-discrimination, strictly abiding by Regulation (EEC) 95/93 of the Council and IATA‘s Worldwide Slot Guidelines.

Members of the Slot Coordination unit:

Dimiter Tcholakov – head of the unit  – [email protected]

Pavel Filchev – slot coordinator

Kiril Stanoev – slot coordinator

Konstantin Kostov – slot coordinator

Slot coordination parameters at Sofia airport

Slot requests for taking-off and landing have to be issued in the IATA format (SMA, SCR or GCR), and sent to the address specified in Contacts – SITA or е-mail. Requests have to be sent for any type of flight, with the exception of emergency landings and search and rescue flights.


All general aviation/air taxi slots are set for Terminal 1.

RWY Capacity

  • 22 flight movements per 60 minutes
  • 8 flight movements per 20 minutes

Terminal Capacity

Passenger flow (per 60 minutes)




Terminal 1 – 600 PAX/600 PAX


Terminal 2 – 750 PAX/800 PAX


Total 1350 PAX/1400 PAX




Terminal 1 – 17 check-in desks


Terminal 2 – 34 check-in desks




Terminal 1 – 6 bus gates


Terminal 2 – 6 air bridges and 6 bus gates

Noise limitations

  • In the summer season: between 2000UTC – 0300UTC only for regular flights and training flights.
  • In the winter season: between 2100UTC – 0400UTC only for regular flights and training flights.

The limitations do not apply to charter flights.

Slot request for general aviation flights

IATA format to request airport slots for general aviation flights by using ICAO codes – GCR (General Aviation Slot Request). An exemplary request can be downloaded via the link below.



IATA format to request airport slots for general aviation flights by using IATA codes – SMA (Slot Movement Advice). An exemplary request can be downloaded via the link below.


1540 Sofia; 1, Christopher Columbus blvd.;  SOF Connect AD


  +359 2 937 2171
+359 2 937 2159

  +359 2 937 2148

Slot request e-mail address:

  [email protected]


  Working hours: 08:30 – 21:00 (Monday – Friday)
09:00 – 20:00 (Saturday – Sunday)