The new passenger terminal at Varna Airport on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast was scheduled to come fully into use on August 27 2013, 12 days after its official opening.
As of 3pm, all arriving and departing passengers would pass through the new Terminal 2, the airport said in a notice on its website.
The first domestic flight to arrive at the new terminal was to be one from Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia, and the first passengers on an international flight would arrive from Belarus.
At the same time, Terminal 1 at Varna Airport will close, after 41 years of operation.
At 20 000 sq m, the new passenger terminal area is three times the size of its predecessor.
The total investment in the new airport terminal and related infrastructure adds up to more than 75 million leva.
State-of-the-art interior design was applied in building the new terminal, as well as state-of-the-art management systems for passengers and baggage, fully integrated separate systems and electronic measuring/weighing and regulation of the terminal processes. Energy efficiency and flexible allocation of the spaces are other advantages of the terminal building, the airport said.
(Photo: Meliha Kasacheva)