The first Bulgarian cosmonaut at Sofia Airport Aviation School

Georgi Ivanov, the first Bulgarian cosmonaut, was a guest at the March edition of the Aviation School on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his flight. At the invitation of Sofia Airport, children from his native town of Lovech came to the event thus the volunteer initiative expanded beyond Sofia city limits.

The first Bulgarian cosmonaut described what it was like to be in space – what effort should you make to get there and what it is like to see the Earth from above as well as the challenges he and flight captain Nikolay Rukavishnikov faced in 1979.


"Aviation School" at Sofia Airport on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of BULATSA

Sofia Airport dedicated the February edition of the "Aviation School" initiative to the 50th anniversary of the state-owned enterprise "Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority"(BULATSA). The event was opened by Asya Ivanova, Chair of the Board of Directors at Sofia Airport, Vladimir Rapondjiev, Executive Director and Ivan Dyaksov, Deputy Director General of BULATSA.


Aviation School

This year’s first lecture at the Aviation School was attended by children of 125th High School Prof. Boyan Penev. Lecturers from Sofia Airport told them what they need to know and to prepare before travelling by air. The pupils learned that there was a special alphabet in aviation and used it with great interest to spell their names.


Sofia Airport with cancelled flights to Frankfurt and Hamburg due to strikes


Today, 15.01.2019, airlines Lufthansa and Ryanair cancel the following flights to and from Sofia Airport:


LH1429, departing from Sofia to Frankfurt at 06:50

LH1426, arriving from Frankfurt to Sofia at 13:40

LH1427, departing from Sofia to Frankfurt at 14:25

LH1428, arriving from Frankfurt to Sofia at 22:15


FR6405, departing from Sofia to Hamburg at 17:30

FR6406, arriving from Hamburg to Sofia at 23:10.


For more information, please contact your airline.


Sofia Airport Aviation School celebrates one year anniversary

The "Aviation School" started with a celebration of its first birthday. Children learned about the actions Sofia Airport takes to protect the air and the environment, while performing its operational activities. Sofia Airport is the only one in the country that is part of ACI Europe's International Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme and with a second level certification – management and reduction of carbon emissions. The theme of environmental protection has not been chosen at random.