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Bulgaria Air Gears Up for ‘Air Schengen’ Accession, Unveils Terminal Changes Effective March 31st”


Bulgaria’s flag carrier, Bulgaria Air, has announced that it will fly to and from different terminals at three European airports: Rome, Madrid and Prague, due to the Schengen accession of the country by air, SchengenVisaInfo reports.

The newly appointed terminals are intended for Schengen flights and provide our customers with better transport connections, thereby saving precious time by eliminating passport control.

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New Terminal to Be Used at Airports in Rome, Madrid & Prague

Beginning March 31, Bulgaria Air passengers will use Terminal 1 and the Schengen reserved zone (A1-83) instead of Terminal 3 of Fiumicino Airport in Rome. This includes flight registration, baggage drop-off and connecting flights.

Travellers can get more information about the position of terminals through the updated Airport Map of Leonardo da Vinci Airport-Fiumicino, Rome.

Besides, arrivals at and departures of Bulgaria Air flights shall be transferred to Terminal 4 Barajas Airport- Madrid from the current T4S. From the same date, travellers should go to gates H, J, and K, which are aimed to service Bulgarian flights, both departures and arrivals.

Travellers can get more information about the transport between terminals through the official website of Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport.

The airport of Czechia’s capital, Prague, shall also change the check-in and incoming connection flights terminal given Bulgaria’s entry to Air Schengen.

From the beginning of the summer season, April 1, Vaclav Havel Airport Prague shall operate flights from and to Bulgaria at Terminal 2. There is a detailed Airport Map revealing the terminals and transports on Prague’s airport website.

First Flight to Bulgaria as a Schengen Member to Be Operated by Ryanair

According to a report from Sofia Globe, the first flight to arrive at Sofia Airport after the entry to “air Schengen” will be a Ryanair flight from Nepales at 0.20 am. At the same time, at Vrana Airport, the first flight will be a Wizzair one from Berlin at 1.25 am; at Bourgas Airport, a Ryanair flight from Krakow at 10.20 am; and at Plovdiv Airport, a Ryanair flight from London at 3 pm.

Earlier this month, the Minister of Interior of Bulgaria, Kalin Stoyanov, said that the country is ready to enter Schengen by air and sea and will begin applying new passport-checking rules on March 31, 2024.

Earlier this month, Sofia Airport introduced self-scanning for boarding passes, thus making the travel process easier.

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