Sofia Airport: Extremely long queues in the early morning

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There were long queues at Sofia Airport on Saturday. At 5:15 a.m., hundreds of travellers were waiting in front of five check-in counters Bulgaria Air had opened for several flights in Terminal 2. It was unclear whether all passengers would be able to make it to the gates on time, since everyone was in for a very long wait.

At that hour, things looked better at the counters for other airlines, including Ryanair.

Passengers needed to be patient at Sofia Airport, early this morning.

Another extremely long queue had formed at the security check, in front of the stairs leading up to the customs, passport control and gates. In this case, three officers were checking tickets and passports simultaneously. The expected waiting time in this long line was about 20 minutes.

On its website, Sofia airport does ask passengers to show up “at least two hours before scheduled departure time” and to “immediately proceed to the security screening points” after check-in. They do have a point.

There was a lot going on at Sofia Airport, on July 1, 2017.

Depending on the time of the day and the number of flights scheduled at that hour, delays should also be expected on the way to Sofia Airport, since Boulevard Brussels, the connection between Tsarigradsko Chausee and the airport, is partially closed, due to the construction of the direct approach road to Terminal 2.

Also, construction is going on in Sofia Airport’s parking garage, which is already falling apart, 10 years after it was built. This might lead to further delays on the way to and from the airport.

Photos by Imanuel Marcus

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Imanuel Marcus, the founder of foreignersandfriends.com, is Associate Editor of The Sofia Globe.