Pictures of Bulgaria - Bulgaria Tours and Hotels - Bulgaria Travel Guide

Home   About Bulgaria   Regions   Settlements A-Z   Sightseeing A-Z   Useful Info   Travel Tips   Articles
Bulgaria Hotels   Bulgaria Tours   Bulgaria Car Rentals   Hot Offers   Maps of Towns   Free Wallpapers   Forum
Sea Tourism
Mountain Tourism
Rural Tourism
Ski Resorts
Spa Resorts
Natural Parks & Reserves
UNESCO Heritage
Culture Tourism
Wine Tourism
Hot Offers - Hotel and Tour Discounts
Most Popular Destinations
User Contributed Pictures
Sitemap by Category
Sitemap by Region
Sitemap by Pictures
Sitemap by Hotels
Login / Logout

Copenhagen Airports Ready to Invest in Bulgaria's Seaside

Source: Sofia News Agency (
Published Date: 04 Dec 2005

International airport operator Copenhagen Airports A/S is ready to start with the modernization and development of the airports in Varna and Burgas, immediately after the Supreme court announces its concession decision about the two seaside sites.

The company was eagerly awaiting the decision, Christian Gorm Hoffman, financial director of Copenhagen Airports International A/S and executive director of Burgas-Varna Airports said.

At a press conference in Sofia, on Sunday, Hoffman presented the company's plans concerning the suture development of the two airports.

The airports needed immediate improvements in their capacity and quality of service, in order to handle the serious growth in passengers and traffic expected during the following tourist season, Hoffman added.

A temporary expansion of the departure terminal, including additional check in boxes and parking places are among the most urgent changes needed in Burgas airport. Modernizing the security equipment and adding more to the catering and commercial facilities would also be on the to-do list.

Varna airport needs the immediate building of a temporary depot that would serve international arrivals, an upgrade of the current arrivals lounge and modernization of the catering and commercial facilities. The landing and take-off strips would also be renewed, along with security equipment.

Should it win the concession, the company is willing to invest EUR 25 M during the first year of the concession period leading to a total of EUR 140 M invested in the first three to four years.

Copenhagen Airports AS appealed the decision of the Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court, which cancelled the Council of Ministers decision on the concession agreement between Bulgaria and Copenhagen Airports AS.

On October 20 the court registered lack of experience of the picked candidate and violations in the tender procedure executed by the tender commission.