AIRPORT WILL BE BUILT NEAR BANSKO AND RAZLOG

AIRPORT WILL BE BUILT NEAR BANSKO AND RAZLOG

24 Hours, Tony Maskrachka, 04.01.2005 * with excerpts

Two opportunities for construction of an airport in Pirin Mountain are already being discussed, after the mayor of Bansko municipal announced that the region needs a runway for charters with foreign tourists and for private planes. One of the offers is that the airport should be built in Razlog valley and the other one is for reconstruction of the already existing military airport nearby Gotse Delchev. This project can be fulfilled after 10 years, but it is necessary. Just in Bansko municipal the total number of beds by 2010 will be 15 thousand for tourists. Dobrinishte resort is also developing with extremely fast temps. The neighboring municipal- Razlog is just 5 kilometers away, but is being formed as a tourism center, said Alexander Kravarov. A huge golf complex is now being constructed just 10 kilometers away from Bansko in Betlovoto site near Razlog. Over 10 huge balneal complexes will be constructed in Dobrinishte and Banya. This region has the potential to develop as an all season winter destination, thanks to the mineral springs. All of the complexes will be luxurious. At the same time the closest airport is Sofia. Although the distance is just 160 kilometers, the road is bad and slow. During the winter Predela pass is overloaded. It turns out that more than 3 hours to reach Bansko from Sofia. The mayors of Bansko and Razlog Alexander Kravarov and Luben Tatarski already have sent a letter to the Civil Aviation Administration, to announce their intentions. 2000 decares and 30 million euro investments will be necessary for the construction of the airport. The most appropriate site in the region will be now going to be studied. There is already interest from huge Canadian and American companies to invest in the project. The preliminary researches will most probably be made by the Civil Aviation Administration. The moment the experts find the best terrain for the construction of the airport, we will check whose property the land is. If it is a private area we will have to compensate the owners. The best option is to find a municipal terrain. According to him the airport is best to be situated close to Bansko, not Gotse Delchev, to save time when traveling. The second option, which is also disputed, is to use the military airport which is close to the village of Musomishta nearby Gotse Delchev. The distance to Bansko is 50 kilometers. At the same time the airport will be close to the brand new customs Ilinden- Ekshi, which is just 20 kilometers away. The advantages of this project are a lot. Firstly, the needed funds are even less. Except for that, the needed funds will be less. During the winter, when the biggest number of tourists arrives, Razlog hollow becomes foggy and the flights will be impeded. The meteorological conditions on the airport nearby Gotse Delchev are better, said the mayor of Gotse Delchev Vladimir Moskov. The military airport is from the beginning of the 1960. It is situated just one kilometer away from the main road to the customs Ilinden- Ekshi. The piste is around 2, 1 kilometers, there is additional 200 prolong on both ends of the runway. The total area of the whole site is 936 decares. The terrains are owned by the municipal since the 1950 and the owners were compensated. The piste is with stable base and is designed to resist a hit from 2 tones. It is 200 meters wide. Now it is owned by the Ministry of Defense, but Gotse Delchev municipal has sent a letter to the government to acquire the airport to manage it. I do not remember military planes to have ever used the runway. It was used by agricultural planes, said the mayor of Musomitsha village Ivan Lambrev. Cargo planes also used the airport before 1980. Several tourism agencies were also interested in the airport. They were unconditional that the runway needed just some more investments to accept charter flights and private planes. The piste is in the middle of agricultural site, just four kilometers away from Mesta River, and there are no mountains in the vicinity, said the mayor Moskov. There are three buildings owned by the Ministry of Defense in the site, which can also be used. The airport in Gotse Delchev however is just 100 kilometers away from the airport in Kavala town in Greece.
     
  • Pepa From Madrid
    Sent on 24 August 2016
    Un citio presioso pero todo lo demas mentira.la comida,el personal muy mal.No lo recomiendo a nadie.Es una publicidad engañosa.Y de All inclusive nada.No se dejen engañar por las paginas web.Por desgracia en Bulgaria todavia el consumidor no es nadie.
  • Juglena Bankova From Bulgaria
    Sent on 13 May 2016
    Nie byakhme tam na Velikden i pisha malko kŭsno. No vpechatleniata sa ni poveche ot prekrasni! Velikolepna kuhnia (ne savetvat jenite na dieta, da hodiat za poveche ot tri dni, zashtoto yastiyata sa neustoimi, vkusni i ogromni)! Great stil! I mnogo priaten personal!(osobeno damata v restoranta) Pozdravleniya !
  • ger99 From turkey
    Sent on 01 March 2015
    We loved it. Had a perfect 2 bedroom apartment modern, clean new renovated With view to slope. Perfect location in pamporovo as central ski in ski out. Friendly staff, not ovr crowded relaxed athmosphere. our friends (group with total of 7 rooms) all very happy! It is away from city center but close to bowling and 2 nice reaturans.
  • ashley hensman From uk
    Sent on 01 March 2015
    Flora is a lovely hotel clean in a great location and the food was good just make sure you use the safes.
  • Enjoy ski From UK
    Sent on 27 February 2015
    Just came back from Sevlievo in Bulgaria. Drove up to Hotel Impulse in Uzana where I hired skis, boots and poles for myself and two children for just 17 levs for adult and 10 levs each child and used the hotel ski slope 5 levs each. Perfect for the kids first time as parking right at entrance to hotel and slope is 20m walk! Food in restaurant tasty and cheap. Perfect for beginners!
  • Charlotte Hennessy From england
    Sent on 23 February 2015
    WOW, thats all i can say about the previous week of my life. The snow conditions were amazing and the people were so friendly. The night life was always active and the rila hotel was especially fantastic. I loved the accommodation at the rila and i loved the way it is right on the slope. I wouldn't have changed a thing about the holiday and i would recommend this resort to everyone including beginners and experts. Overall, i had an amazing time!!!
  • Brian mcvey From Scotland
    Sent on 20 February 2015
    Going to borovets for 2nd time this time with my son. Had a great time 4 years ago, now with park I expect it to be a lot better now and it was brill last time round. 20 days and counting
  • Lasse WP From Denmark
    Sent on 15 February 2015
    We just had a wonderful trip to Pamporovo. We were a group of 10 adults, and 3 small children (1 to 3 years old), who stayed at the Castle complex, in 4 apartments, for a week (7 days stay, 6 days skiing) Everything at the Castle was great, and the staff was very forthcoming and helpful in every way. The apartments were very practical, and equipped with all necessities. Not luxurious, but really good and adequate in size and layout. You should note though, that towels are not changed every day. Towels are not needed to bring to the spa area and treatments. The food at the Excalibur restaurant was typical for the area, and well prepared. The staff at the restaurant is also great. The Castle complex is situated 2-3 km. from Ski center 2 (Malina). It is of course easiest if you are driving, but there are shuttles from the hotel to the ski center and lift. Ski in-/out is possible at the backside of the complex. We had booked ski- and snowboard packages, and that worked out perfectly as well. The snowboard instructor was a true professional. Patient and very focused on making sure that all of us learned the moves, at our own individual pace. Everyone had a great time, and learned a lot. The area was perfect for us, as we are all beginners on snowboards. Had we been on skies, I suspect the terrain would not be challenging enough for an entire week. We can definitely recommend Pamporovo, and the Castle complex, and will be back next year.
  • james From england
    Sent on 05 February 2015
    Lovely apartments bang on yasterbets slopes. Great spa and swimming pool and cheaper prices than borovets for food and beer. Best hotel and facilites in borovets
  • Jayne Gay From England
    Sent on 25 January 2015
    Just got back from Bansko what a fabulous week. A party of 6 which includes our daughter's aged 20-24 and the night life for them was great. No long queues, food good and we cannot wait for next year!
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