SOF LBSF Sofia Airport – Slots, Ground Handling & Aircraft Services

An operational guide including slots, ground handling and other aircraft services for operating to Sofia Airport ( SOF /  LBSF ) Sofia, Bulgaria. 

All information listed below is provided by Goldair Handling Bulgaria.

General Operational Information:

There is no aircraft weight limitation at SOF, LBSF.

Peak periods at SOF, LBSF are during winter.

Airport access for the crew is granted to both terminals at Sofia Airport.

Fuel uplifts and tech stops are also available.

To view the AIP Republic of Bulgaria – kindly visit this website.

For contact details to consult NOTAMs for the latest information – kindly visit this website.

Furthermore, you can also find more contact information on the Bulgaria Civil Aviation Authority by visiting the CAA section in the Bulgaria Country Page.

Airport & Custom Hours:

Airport and Customs are also open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Aircraft Services:

The services provided by Goldair Handling at Sofia Airport also include;

  • Supervision
  • Administration
  • Load Control
  • Passenger Handling
  • Baggage Handling (Loading, Unloading & Sorting)
  • Ramp Handling
  • Aircraft Services (Cleaning & De/Anti-icing)
Slots & PPR:

Slots and landing permits are a requirement.

Landing permits are also a requirement for all aircraft that are registered outside of the EU.

The lead time for processing permits is 3 working days prior to arrival.

FBO Facilities:

There is also a VIP Lounge available in Terminal 1.

Operating hours for the VIP Lounge are 24/7.

Visas, Customs & Immigration:

European and US nationals do not require a visa – Russian nationalities require a visa.

Furthermore, for more information on all visa requirements for all nationalities to Bulgaria, kindly visit this website.

Finally, for any further inquiries or if you would require services at Sofia Airport – kindly contact Goldair Handling Bulgaria

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