Czechs to Be 1st Passengers at Bulgaria's New Black Sea Airport in Balchik
Bulgaria's brand-new Black Sea airport in the northeastern town of Balchik is set to welcome its first passengers after being transformed from a military into civilian airport, its director announced. On May 3, Thursday, Balchik Airport will receive a 9-seat passenger jet from the Prague Airport Ruzyne in the Czech Republic, according to Krasimir Kostov, chief of the newest Bulgarian airport. As of September 21, 2011, the airport in Balchik was transferred in order to become the third international airport on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast after Varna Airport and Burgas Airport. For the time being, however, the new Bulgarian Black Sea airport can receive only small passenger jets and is not equipped to service larger planes. In June, the new airport is set to host an international aviation festival as a promotion initiative.