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Fraport Twin Star inaugurates new terminal at Burgas Airport

5-Dec-2013 1:38 PM

Bulgaria's Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD officially opened (04-Dec-2013) its new passenger terminal at Burgas Airport on 04-Dec-2013. Operations at the new terminal are expected to start within the next few weeks. In tandem with Burgas Airport, Fraport Twin Star, majority-owned by Fraport AG, also manages Varna Airport, where a new terminal went into operation in August 2013. Designed by Halcrow Group, Pascall + Watson in partnership with SavantElbul of Bulgaria, the 21,000sqm terminal is equipped with 31 check-in counters, three boarding-card checkpoints; nine security lanes and 8eight departure gates. The arrivals area (divided into Schengen and non-Schengen zones) has 12 immigration stations and four baggage carousels (one 120m and three 70m carousels). Passenger amenities include 800sqm of space dedicated to shopping and 1220sqm for food and beverage services. There is also an outdoor 550sqm courtyard. Commenting on the new terminal, Fraport AG CFO Dr. Matthias Zieschang said: "Today, we are proud to be launching a new era at Burgas Airport. Fraport Twin Star's two aviation gateways now feature state-of-art passenger facilities to strengthen the international competitiveness and future growth opportunities of the vital Bulgarian tourism industry - and ultimately the country's economy as a whole." [more - original PR - German] [more - original PR]