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

SOFIA AIRPORT SERVED 3.3 MILLION PASSENGERS IN 2021

Traffic is recovering slowly from Covid crisis

Passengers

The capital’s airport served a total of 3 364 151 passengers in the past year 2021, an increase of 14.5% compared to 2020, but 52.7% less than the pre-pandemic year 2019. Covid-19 hit severely the aviation industry and the numbers show the slow recovery of the sector. While according to Eurostat, the European statistical office, Bulgaria is among the EU countries with a smaller decline in flights at the end of 2021, the figures for Sofia Airport show that the passenger recovery is less than 50% compared to 2019, when the capital’s airport served over 7 million passengers.

Passenger traffic on international scheduled routes increased by 12.9% compared to 2020, while domestic passengers grew by 50%. If, however, we have to compare the data with 2019, here again we see a serious decline of 55.1% for international passengers and 30.8% for those travelling on domestic routes.

Aircraft movements

Aircraft take-offs and landings at Sofia Airport last year reached 40 771, an increase of 13.4% compared to 2020, but compared to 2019 we again have a decrease of 33.6% year-on-year.

Cargo

The volume of cargo and mail handled in 2021 decreased by 8.3% compared to 2020 and amounted to 21 141 t. Here too there is a decrease compared to the pre-pandemic year 2019 when the handled cargo and mail shipments were 23 987 t and the decrease was 11.9%.

The top destinations with the most number of passengers in 2021 were London – 400 856, Varna – 175 192 and Frankfurt – 142 999.

Correspondingly, the countries to which the most passengers travelled from Sofia Airport were Germany – 506 838, United Kingdom – 467 275 and Italy – 322 482.

In 2022 SOF Connect, the operator of Sofia Airport, is retaining airport charges to support the airline industry and thus they remain the lowest in Eastern Europe and one of the cheapest in Europe. This will also provide opportunities to open new destinations, increase flight frequencies on the existing ones and attract new airlines to operate from Sofia Airport in 2022.

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