Varna Airport is located on the northern Black Sea coast and is the second largest airport in Bulgaria. Used for domestic and international transport. It is located 7.5 km west of the center of the city. Its area is 2414 hectares. Airport has one runway with a length of 2514 meters and width 55 meters associated with platforms with highway and five the number of connecting taxiways. Has 32 number of airline seats and is connected to international roads E-70 and E-87, has modern navigation equipment. Furthermore, when you land at the airport you can order Varna airport Transfer to any destination you travel.
The flights are mainly charter international – 90% of the total number of passengers аре on international routes. First in importance for financial results are passenger charters, second – international scheduled flights, a third – domestic regular flights to Sofia and Burgas, the fourth – cargo charter flights, and fifth – General flights. The airport connects to 101 destinations from over 37 countries. On it already landed the biggest aircraft in the world – freight AN-124 (Ruslan) and Boeing-747.
The Low-cost airline EasyJet launches flights from Varna to London and Berlin. So the airport in the city became the second carrier in Bulgaria after 2007 operates regular flights from Sofia. The capacity of the Bulgarian market is expected to grow by about 30 percent in 2017, offering a greater choice of flights at affordable rates for Bulgarian travelers as well as making more tourists to the region, said the airline company.
Flights from Varna to London Gatwick will begin on June 6 this year and will be carried out three times a week during the summer on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. From 28 June starts direct flights to Berlin twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays to Schönefeld Airport. The company said it expects to carry over 18,000 passengers on two new routes in the first summer of operation in Varna.
The lines will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft with a flight duration of about 3:40 min. To London and 2:30 min. To Berlin. Tickets for the new flights are already on sale. From Sofia the company flies to London and Manchester.
Obviously, the goal of management is to take advantage of British and German tourists in the summer, which is a serious market for Bulgarian Black Sea coast.
Dimitris Schoinas, Senior Route Manager for easyJet said:
“We are pleased to be announcing a new investment in Bulgaria today. The new flights will offer more choice to German and British tourists to spend their holidays in the beautiful seaside resort of Varna on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. The new flights will link Varna with two main Europe’s capitals at affordable fares for our business and leisure passengers departing from Varna offering them great airports for onward connections throughout Europe and the UK.
EasyJet is committed to making travel easy and affordable for all and each season we decide where to add new flights based on the places our customers tell us they most want to visit, so I’m sure Varna as a summer sun destination is going to be a huge hit with holidaymakers.”
Ulrich Heppe, Fraport Twin Star’s CEO said:
“We are glad to welcome easyJet for the first time on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, namely at Varna airport. easyJet’s decision to start two new routes and expand Varna Airport traffic network makes us really happy, not only because it sets a great beginning of a new partnership but also responds to the growing demand in our region for this aviation segment.”
The British airline is one of the largest low-cost carriers in Europe. In its information annually transports more than 73 million passengers, of which 20% are in business. The fleet it has more than 250 aircraft, which flies more than 800 routes between 130 airports in 31 countries.