Over 36% increase in passenger flow at Sofia Airport in May

A total of 559 542 passengers passed through Sofia Airport in the fifth month of the year, which is a 36,4% increase compared to the same period last year.

Passengers on international scheduled flights increased by 35%, while passengers on domestic flights increased more than twice as compared to last year or 23 973 passengers. An increase of 5% was reported for passengers on charter flights as well, with 8 387 carrried passengers.

In May, 5 043 aircraft landed and departed from Sofia Airport, which forms a 13,4% increase compared to the same month of the previous year. The comparison with the indicators from May 2016 shows a rise in aircraft movements on domestic flights with 43% and with 17% on international scheduled flights.

Processed cargo and mail shipments for the period were 1 944 tonnes in total or 32,5% more from the previous year.