October 2016


Over 500 thousand passengers at Sofia Airport in September

The passengers who passed through Sofia Airport in September were 26% more as compared to last year, and the passengers on international scheduled flights increased by 30%.

The first nine months of the year were also record-breaking for the airport. Passenger numbers were 15% higher compared to the same period last year, or 3,6 million. Terminal 1 saw 43% of all passengers and Terminal 2 – the remaining 57%.


Sofia Airport welcomed the largest passenger aircraft

Airbus А380 landed from Frankfurt at about 13:00 at Sofia Airport under the accompaniment of Bulgarian folklore music. Minister of Transport Ivaylo Moskovski, as well as Sofia Airport’s Board of Directors greeted Lufthansa airline and the guests to the event.

The pilot who landed the giant in Sofia is Bulgarian Mario Bakalov – Senior First Officer. He didn’t hide his excitement to be part of the crew and waved the Bulgarian flag from the cockpit. The first landing of Airbus A380 in Sofia coincided with the Bulgarian Aviation and Air Force Day.