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Aug

Sofia Airport with nearly 34% increase in passengers in July

Passengers

During the first seven months of the year Sofia Airport saw 3 747 596 passengers, which is a record-breaking increase of 42 % compared to the same period last year.

 

In July the served passengers reached more than 611 thousand. Terminal 2 saw 65% of passenger traffic, and Terminal 1 – the remaining 35%.

 

Passengers on scheduled international flights increased by 33%, and those on domestic ones – increased by 57%, considering the intensive summer season and the interest towards our Black Sea resorts. In July charter flights achieved a 12% increase compared to the same period last year.

 

Aircraft movements

A total of 5 219 aircraft were handled at Sofia Airport in July 2017, which is nearly 10% more compared to the previous year. That increase is due mainly to the scheduled international flights.

 

Cargo

In July 2017, a total of 1771 tonnes of cargo and mail shipments were processed at Sofia Airport, 58% of which were carried on cargo aircraft, and the remaining volumes on passenger aircraft.