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12% more passengers at Sofia Airport in October

 

Passengers

 

In October 2015 Sofia Airport served a total of 357 978 arrived and departed passengers, which was 12 % more as compared to the same month one year earlier.

 

Terminal 2 was used by 62% of passenger throughput or 222 thousand passengers (+2.9%). Terminal 1 marked a 28% increase in passenger throughput reaching 133 thousand served passengers for one month.

Passengers on international scheduled flights increased by 12 % as compared to October 2014. Passengers on domestic flights also achieved a slight increase of 1.7 %.

 

Aircraft movements

 

A total of 3 844 inbound and outbound aircraft were handled at Sofia Airport in October 2015, which was close to the level of the previous year (3810 aircraft movements).

80% of them operated international flights and 4 % – domestic flights.

This year, unlike the previous ones, the popular October charter programme was performed by Bulgarian air carriers. More than 4 200 tourist took advantage of the late summer in Greek and Turkish resorts.

 

Cargo

 

In October 2015 at Sofia Airport a total of 1 609 t cargo and mail shipments were processed, which was 12 % less than the unusually strong October of 2014. The decrease concerned volumes on all-cargo aircraft, while the volumes carried on scheduled flights remained unchanged.