The reconstructed Varna airport is now open

Official opening

On 4th of March (Sunday) was the official opening ceremony of the reconstructed runway of Airport “Varna”. The event was attended by a numberous important guests, including the Minister of Transport and Communications Ivaylo Moscov, the Mayor of Varna Kiril Yordanov, the governor Dancho Simeonov, chairman of the Municipal Council in Varna Nikolai Apostolov, and many businessmen and public figures. Before the official opening Varna’s metropolitan Dr. Cyril did a solemn mass. On the renewed track landed a plane which was welcomed under water arch, made by the firetrucks.

Varna Airport closed its doors on 15 October last year because of a large-scale rehabilitation of the runway. In four months about 500 people worked around the clock to be able to finish on time. The results are more than 150,000 tons of newly paved asphalt, a new drainage system, and replaced runway lights.

The repair cost 40 million lev, the amount is fully paid by the concessionaire “Fraport Twin Star Airport Management”. The track now meets all the international and European standards and now it is able for airplanes such as Boeing 747 to land on the new runway. The last big repair of the airport was nearly 40 years ago – back in 1974.

During December began the constructing of the new passenger terminals at the airports in Varna and Burgas. It is planned for the new summer season in 2013 both of the airports to meet and send their guests from the new buildings.

Top rent-a-car will be an integral part of the Varna airport through this year. If you need car rental services, please visit our office, located right next to the “Information” or give us a call at +359 887 205 813.