rent a car Plovdiv - Airport

rent a car Plovdiv - Airport

                                              Car Rental in Airport Plovdiv

Rent a Car VIVORENT company is more than happy to provide a huge variety of options to everyone who needs to rent a car at Plovdiv Airport. If you intend to use car rental services at Plovdiv Airport upon your arrival, you would be delighted to know that as a leading company in the branch, offer an extensive range of vehicles and a variety of additional services.

Our various offers for car rental at Plovdiv Airport are carefully designed to match the needs of every customer. We provide the perfect solutions for family vacations, official business visits, adventure trips and any other special occasions. Renting a car at Plovdiv Airport has never been more client-centered and full of convenient options to choose from.

If you need a car to complete easier and more comfortable your everyday work you can choose your low cost car on our website and make reservation and car is delivered to your point. VivoRent offers the cheapest rental cars services on the market as well as the best rental conditions. We offer delivery to every single place in Plovdiv and the region. Diversity of perfectly maintenance cars at affordable prices.

Plovdiv airport

Plovdiv Airport (Bulgarian: Летище Пловдив, Letishte Plovdiv) (IATA: PDV, ICAO: LBPD) is the airport of the second largest city in Bulgaria, Plovdiv and is the country's 4th busiest behind Sofia, Burgas and Varna. It may be referred to as Plovdiv Krumovo Airport, after a small village located 6 km south-east away from the city on the main Plovdiv-Asenovgrad highway.

Plovdiv airport serves the nearby ski resorts of Bansko, Pamporovo and Borovets, and therefore serves mainly charter flights, during the winter season from the end of December until March. The main traffic at present is charter flights to and from the United Kingdom and Russia. The airport also plays a vital role in case of emergencies and is sometimes used as an alternate for Sofia Airport, which is almost 150 km away or 1.5-hour drive on the Trakiya motorway.

History Airport

The beginning of civil aviation at Plovdiv came with the first test flight between Sofia-Plovdiv-Yambol and Burgas early in 1928. In 1947, interim civilian flights between Sofia and Plovdiv was carried out.

On 2 October 1947, the regional newspaper Fatherland Voice reported that over a period of 45 days 1,500 passengers were carried, noting that the flights were always on time. In May 1948, regular return flight began between Sofia-Plovdiv-Bourgas and Varna. The same period also saw the former Fifth Air Regiment getting established at the airport, and a ticket office was put into use. The first flight was carried out by the airline Balkan Bulgarian Airlines with aircraft types called TABSO, S-2, and with Li-2. During the Fair Plovdiv airport served an average of 25 aircraft per day.

On 2 May 1962, the airport operations moved to the Graf Ignatievo Airbase north of the city. At Plovdiv major restructuring of the airport facilities was carried out. One year later the regional newspaper "Fatherland Voice" published an article with the heading: "He has TRACK OF AIRPORT Plovdiv". In the same article the public was informed of the expansion of charter flights by Balkan Bulgarian Airlines to such destinations as Berlin, Moscow, Prague, and Vienna; the flights were carried out with aircraft types IL-18, TU-104 and TU-114.

On 13 September 1965, a new terminal building was opened, and next year, an enlarged tarmac was put into use in time for winter season charter traffic.

During these first years at the new location on the north-west perimeter of the airport, the airport serves scheduled domestic passenger flights to Bourgas, Varna, Targovishte, Rousse, Sofia and Gorna Oryahovitsa, with mainly IL-14 aircraft.

In the 1970s, the airport underwent considerable improvement and cargo airline Aeroflot Cargo began regular operation with IL-18, AN-12 and TU-154. In 1972 more than 5,000 tons of air cargo went through the airport. On 18 April 1978, an IL-76 landed at the airport, with a gross cargo payload capacity of 40 metric tons.

Domestic scheduled flights were terminated in 1980, but winter charter flights continue to increase which again leads to a relocation of ground facilities as technical buildings, power supply facilities, air traffic control tower and administrative facilities.

On 18 December 1982, the first aircraft TU-134 arrived, a charter flight from Amsterdam, the beginning of a new era for Plovdiv Airport. It is followed by the arrival on 3 November 2010 by a Boeing 737-800 arriving from London Stansted Airport, opening a year-round international passenger service to and from Plovdiv Airport.

On 25 December 2009, the first service to a scheduled destination, Moscow, started. This was the first scheduled flight since 1981. The airport handled 103,300 passengers in 2015.

Other facilities

Krumovo Air Base

On the west side of the airport is located 24th Helicopter Air Base of the Bulgarian Air Force, with Eurocopter AS 532, Mil Mi-24, Mil Mi-17 and Bell 206 units.

Aviation Museum Plovdiv

Next to the airbase is the only functional aviation museum in Bulgaria. Opened in 1991, the museum has a rich collection of modern, cold war airplanes and such from the Third Bulgarian Kingdom. Due to the low state budget, the collection is preserved mostly by donations. The museum is accessible by car on the way to the airport and is about 100m from Mavrudovo railway station. Working hours for visitors are 9:00–16:00.

What kind of a car you can rent ?

We did take care of providing you the widest possible choice of types and brands of car rental at Plovdiv airport that meet the requirements of our individual customers. Our rich fleet has got the following:

  • Small urban cars
  • Larger family-friendly cars
  • Larger-sized cars such as buses and vans
  • Luxury, impressive rental cars of a higher class
  • Off-road vehicles;
  • Trucks with different capacity.

Do share your needs and we will advise you and recommend the best rental car for you. We are here to help you get the right vehicle you need, compliant with the number of passengers, luggage, number of children and/or pets, as well as your health, if your state requires particular accommodation in the passenger compartment.

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