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Sep

August also marked growth in traffic

Passengers

40 300 more passengers were serviced at Sofia Airport in August 2014. For the period they totalled to 378 782 – a 12 % increase in comparison to last year.

Passenger flow increased by 13 % on international scheduled flights and holds a 92 % share of total airport traffic.

Some of the leading airline companies at Sofia Airport achieved an increase between 24 %and 34 % per annual basis, which is an indication for the increasing demand on Bulgarian aviation market.

Passengers on tourist charter flights decreased by 7 % and passengers on domestic flights dropped by 3 %.

Aircraft movements

A total of 3 892 aircraft departed and landed at Sofia Airport in August this year, 232 more compared to 2013 (+6.3%). The number of flights on international scheduled flights increased by 6 %, and an encouraging growth of 8 % was marked in the business aviation sector.

In comparison to August last year, the number of domestic flights was smaller, as well as the number of cargo flights.

Cargo

In the last month, 1 238 t of cargo and mail shipments were processed at Sofia Airport, which marked a 0.1 % increase as compared to cargo volumes in August 2013.