Important announcements
To the attention of all passengers
Covid laboratories
To the attention of all passengers
2022-09-02 00:00

We would like to inform passengers and visitors of Sofia Airport that аs of 03.09.2022 (Saturday) all Pegasus Airlines flights will be operated from Terminal 2.

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.

Keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 meters is mandatory at Sofia Airport buildings. Wearing safety masks is recommended.

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 TRAFFIC IN JULY STILL BELOW PRE-COVID-19 LEVELS

The airport has served over 3.2 million passengers since the beginning of the year. While optimism is high in the numbers, unfortunately the forecast for the whole of 2022 is not so positive. Expectations are for a more than 23% annual decline in total passenger traffic compared to 2019.

The decline in total passenger traffic in July at Bulgaria’s largest international airport was less than 10% compared to the pre-COVID 2019, and total passengers served was 601,434. International scheduled passengers were 551,182 or a decrease of 9.92%. Passengers on domestic flights were 31,104, down almost 13%.

The growth of passengers travelling on international charter flights was observed for consecutive month. In July, 14 959 preferred destinations to which there are no scheduled flights from Sofia Airport.

The total number of flights has also decreased by nearly 12% compared to 2019. More passengers but fewer aircraft indicates better use of aircraft capacity.

One of the largest year-to-date decreases was seen in cargo and mail handled – 1,667 tonnes in July. This is up over 22% on 2019 figures.

The main reasons for the lower levels of passengers served compared to 2019 include people’s fear of travelling due to the increasing cases of COVID-19, as well as military action in Ukraine. The situation at European airports, flight cancellations at some airlines and high fuel prices are also undoubtedly impacting the figures.

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