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Over 5.5 million passengers by the end of October

Passengers

Since the beginning of the year until the end of October, 5 540 320 passengers have passed through Sofia Airport, which marks an increase of 36% compared to the same period last year.

Passenger flow on international scheduled flights has increased by 18% compared to the same month of 2016. Passengers on domestic flights have almost doubled their numbers – from 12 thousand passengers in 2016 to 23 thousand in 2017. The number of passengers on tourist charter flights is twice as big as the same month last year. For that period, the most preferred destinations have been the resorts in Greece and Turkey.

Aircraft movements

A total of 5 011 aircraft have landed and departed from Sofia Airport, mainly due to the 3% increase in international scheduled flights. Furthermore, 48% growth has been ahcieved in aircraft movements on domestic lines to Varna and Bourgas.

Cargo

In October, cargo shipments have marked a 21% increase. A total of 1 946 tonnes of cargo and mail shipments have been processed.