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.

Contact:

SMDL „KANDILAROV“

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

GENIKA

+359 876 036577 – Terminal 2

Press releases

EBRD ACQUIRES EQUITY STAKE IN SOFIA AIRPORT OPERATOR

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the development of Sofia airport with an indirect equity investment in SOF Connect, the company operating and managing the airport through a concession agreement with the Bulgarian government. The EBRD’s total investment of €74.3 million will include a €58 million equity investment and a further €16.3 million contingent equity exposure.

The equity investment follows a €50 million loan to SOF Connect earlier this year to support the airport’s transformation.

SOF Connect is a joint venture between Meridiam, an asset manager specialising in public-private-partnership projects, Munich airport and Austrian construction company Strabag, which started operating in April 2021. Among other things, it has committed to a significant airport investment plan, which includes building a new, third Terminal over the next 10 years and making environmental, health and safety upgrades.

Sofia airport is Bulgaria’s main international airport and a focal point for economic development. The arrival of a leading private-sector operator is expected to increase the airport’s competitiveness and significantly improve service standards, boosting long-term growth and development in the country’s capital city and beyond.

Meridiam, the majority owner of SOF Connect, aims to make the airport a model of sustainability. As part of the concession agreement, the operator has committed to improving corporate climate governance and to applying the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The airport will target climate neutrality by 2036.

Anca Ioana Ionescu, EBRD Director for Bulgaria, said: “This is a landmark investment for us. We are delighted to support the development of Sofia airport as a key infrastructure asset for Bulgaria. Together with our partners, we view this as a market-based solution, with a view to achieving sustainable development. As an investor in Meridiam Infrastructure Eastern Europe Fund and Meridiam Infrastructure Europe III Fund, the EBRD is delighted to join its long-term partner, Meridiam, in this transaction.” Thierry Déau, Meridiam CEO and founder, said: “We look forward to partnering with the EBRD on this important project, which constitutes a major upgrade to the sustainability and resilience of Bulgaria’s infrastructure and will contribute to its post-Covid economic recovery.”

The EBRD is a major investor in Bulgaria, where it focuses on making local firms more competitive at home and abroad, financing modern, sustainable infrastructure and developing financial products and capital markets amid the country’s plans to adopt the euro. To date, the EBRD has invested €4 billion in Bulgaria’s economy through 267 projects.

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