LBSF - Sofia Airport

The basics

Runways 09 27
Runway heading 091 271
Length 3600M/11811ft
VORAPP yes Yes
Prefered config DEP ARR
Deicing West deicing East deicing

Low Visibility Procedures (LVP)

During periods of low visability (below 1000m RVR horizontal or 400ft broken vertically) LVP procedures will be in force, and stated in both controller information and ATIS. As Sofia has Ground movement radar (GMR) aircraft will be required to display mode C transponders from startup/pushback (whichever earlier) to shutdown. Taxiway C should not be used, and intersection departures are unavailable. Aircraft should be instructed to “Report fully vacated”. It is highly reccomended that RWY 27 is used for departures and arrivals due to the CAT3 ILS available

In reality, aircraft without mode C capable transponders, or those reloating around the airfield are required to operate using follow-me.

Deicing procedures

Before taxi, and when the temperature is above M10 but below 3 and dewpoint is below 2, the apron controller will ask all aircraft whether they require Deicing to occur. Should this be needed, the controller will taxi the aircraft to hold short of the deicing area on the south entry. The aircraft is then cleared for deicing, and should taxi to the north exit upon completion of the deicing. this is at the discretion of the captain of the aircraft.

Taxiway restrictions

Taxiways N and H west of A are closed, and only accessable for long-term parking. Taxiway C is available to aircraft up to B757/A321, due width restrictions near the buisness apron. Taxiway D is only available to LIGHT aircraft, and Taxiway S is available to Medium aircraft under tow, and light aircraft under own power.

Specialist parking

Buisness jets generally park on stands 12-16. Stands 18, 19 and 16 are available for aircraft destined for Lufthansa Teknik hangars. GA traffic generally parks on either GANE(35-38) or GANW (currently closed, between B and R)

Terminal allocations

Airline Terminal Special
Aegean Airlines 2  
Aeroflot 2  
Air France 2  
Air Serbia 2  
Alitalia 2 Flights currently suspended
ALK Airlines 1  
Arkia 2  
Austrian Airlines 2  
BH Air 1  
British Airways 2  
Bulgaria Air 2  
Dniproavia 1  
easyJet 1  
El Al 2  
Enter Air 2  
flydubai 2  
Israir Airlines 2 1 Seasonal flights to Manchester only 2 All other flights
LOT Polish Airlines 2  
Lufthansa 2  
Lufthansa Regional 2  
Mistral Air 1  
Qatar Airways 2  
Ryanair 2  
Small Planet Airlines 2  
Swiss International Air Lines 2  
Thomas Cook Airlines 2  
Thomson Airways 2  
Transavia 2  
Turkish Airlines 2  
Wizz Air 1  
Wizz Air 2 Flights to Varna only