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Varna Airport opened after rehabilitation

information by tmbulgaria.com

Varna Airport opened a rehabilitated runway on March 4. The transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski and representatives of the concessionaire Fraport Twin Star Airport Management participated in the official opening.

“The concession of the Burgas and Varna airports is a good example of public-private partnership” Moskovski said at the ceremony. “We managed to attract EU financing for the railroad infrastructure but when it comes to airports and ports concession is the best approach” he added.

Varna airport resumed serving passengers and flights after it was closed in October 2011 for rehabilitation of its runway. Since the fall of 2011 concessionaire Fraport Twin Star Airport Management has invested 40 million leva (20 million euro) to improve the runway.

During the construction, had been used about 150 000 tons asphalt, side lanes of the track was carried out, a new drainage system was built and of the photometric system of the runway at the airport was completely replaced.

Especially for the realization of the project near the airport were built new, modern production plants for polymer modified asphalt with a capacity of 240 tons per hour.

The project was completed in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Directorate General "Civil Aviation Administration," BULATSA, District Administration - Varna and the Directorate for national construction control.

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