On 24 December 1919 the first mail-plane from Sofia to Varna landed here, but this airline was functional for only one month. It was not until 1947 that a permanent airline from Varna to Sofia started to operate. The first Junkers 52 aircraft landed at Tihina Airport on 2nd August. There were only four passengers on this flight, and the total flights that year came to six, with a total of 23 passengers on board.
On 9th May 1948 the new airport of Varna was officially opened for business.
On 25th September 1972 a new airport reception building started functioning. Bigger airplanes and
heavier traffic led to the necessity of thickening the runway in 1974. Construction work continued throughout the following years.
Currently, Varna International Airport is subject to heavy traffic following the booming tourist industry in Bulgaria.
Check out the airlines that have regular flights to and from Bulgaria.