Plovdiv Airport is the second largest airport in Bulgaria and is the country's 4th busiest behind Sofia, Burgas, and Varna. The airport is located 12 km southeast of the city of Plovdiv, the cultural capital and second largest city in Bulgaria.
Plovdiv Airport serves the Southern Central region of Bulgaria. The most popular tourist destinations are the winter/ski resorts of Bansko, Pamporovo, and Borovets. Also cultural/historical destinations in Rhodope mountain with regular and chartered flights.
The Rhodopes provide superb conditions for a mountain, ecological, hunting and fishing tourism. The moderate climate with the presence of many vineyards and wine cellars in the region attract visitors all year round from within the country and abroad for the wine connoisseur. The nearby towns of Velingrad, Hissarya, Banya, and Narechen are well-known spa tourism destinations with the numerous churches and monasteries in the Rhodopes and at the foot of Stara Planina providing ample religious tourism possibilities. The capacity of Plovdiv Airport is in excess of 2 million passengers a year.