Last year, the airports in Varna and Burgas welcomed 5.5 million passengers and more than 38 000 flights completed by 103 airlines. The growth of Fraport Bulgaria airports was 13% and in the last 3 years the traffic of both airports has increased by 50% - 60%.
In 2018 from Burgas Airport flights of 78 airlines were made to 143 destinations in 32 countries. 3.3 million passengers were served at the airport, which is 10% more than in 2017. Most passengers arrived from Russia (567,213), Great Britain (513,974), Germany (500,213), Poland (461,836), Czech Republic (276,642), Israel (145,557), Slovakia (114,920), Norway (71 976), Belarus (67 691) and Denmark (51 351). For those departing from Burgas, leading destinations were Moscow, London, Prague, Tel Aviv and Katowice.
The new routes last year were 14 and the new airlines 10. Additional routes are expected in 2019. The low-cost British airline Jet2.com announced that in May 2019 it will connect Bourgas with nine airports in the United Kingdom: Belfast International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle.