December 2014


More passengers and cargo at Sofia Airport in November


November tends to be one of the worst months for air transport but still Sofia Airport reported a total of 263 564 arriving and departing passengers – 4.7 % more than data reported last year.

Passengers on international scheduled flights for the period were 251 140 (+5%), the largest increase in transported passengers, as compared to November 2013, being achieved by Wizz Air, Lufthansa, LOT, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, and British Airways.


Santa Claus arrived by helicopter at Sofia Airport

Santa Clause and Snow White were welcomed by children at Sofia Airport

Everyone received presents from the dwarfs of Santa Claus

Making pictures with Santa Claus and Snow White was great fund as well

Snow White and the dwarfs had fun and danced with the children and Santa Clause was invited to come first to the airport again next year


Charity Bazaar at Sofia Airport

This year Sofia Airport’s employees again organized Christmas Charity Bazaar. They presented home-made confectionary and culinary products, drinks, Christmas cards, jewellry, embroidery works and knitting works.

The folk dance ensemble of the students from 106 Gregory Tsamblak Elementary School located close to the airport greeted the attendees performing rachenitsa, Daichovo and Iskarsko horo.


Sofia Airport offers more scheduled flights to Dubai

Sofia Airport held an official ceremony to mark the new scheduled flights to Dubai International Airport. They will be operated twice a week by flydubai – an airline that is also new to the airport.

The event was attended by Deputy Minister of Transport. Information Technology and Communications Anton Ginev, Executive Director of Sofia Airport Hristo Shterionov and Senior Vice President Commercial of flydubai Jeyhun Efendi.


7.5% more passengers compared to last October


In October Sofia Airport serviced a total of 320 117 arriving and departing passengers at both airport terminals achieving a 7.5% increase on annual basis. Airlines operating from Terminal 2 serviced 62 % of airport passenger flow, while the remaining 33 % used Terminal 1.