Passengers who used Sofia Airport during the month were 456 212 or 142 thousand more than the same period of 2016. The increase in passengers on international scheduled flights was 48%, on charter flights – 30%, and domestic flights increased by 29%.
In February aircraft movements marked an increase of 23%. The total number of landing and departing aircraft was 4 184. The most significant increase was achieved by passenger and cargo flights operated by foreign air carriers, reaching 70%.
Cargo – processed cargo and mail shipments for the period were 1 494 t, which was 9,6% less than the previous year. The share of cargo transported on cargo aircraft shrank from 63% to 57% in favour of the larger cargo volumes carried on passenger aircraft.