Sofia Airport reported positive results for the first trimester of 2016. A total of 980 882 passengers used both terminals, 114 000 more as compared to the same period last year (+13%). There was an increased of 15% in passengers on international scheduled flights who form 93% of total passenger traffic. Meanwhile, the number of passenger on domestic flights decreased by 2%.
Passenger traffic at Terminal 1 marked high growth of 26%, while traffic growth at Terminal 2 was 3% as compared to the first three month of 2015.
From January to March this year, a total of 10 756 aircraft landed and took off from Sofia Airport, which was a 9,4% increase on annual basis. Again aircraft on international scheduled routes marked the highest increase of 12%. An increase of 7% was reported for cargo aircraft.
Cargo and Mail
Also, a positive tendency is preserved with respect to the cargo flow processed at the airport, that increased by 20% with 4 937 tonnes processed during the first trimester of 2016. This increase was due to the larger volumes carried on cargo aircraft (+33%), while there was a 3% increase in volumes carried on scheduled passenger flights.
Data for March 2016
In March 2016Sofia Airport serviced a total of 339 075 arrived and departed passengers, which was 11% more as compared to the same month one year earlier. Passengers on international scheduled flights increased by 12%, while passengers on domestic flights increased slightly by 3%.
Sofia Airport handled a total of 3 711 aircraft in March 2016, 8% more compared to last year.
In March 2016 г. a total of 1 963 tonnes of cargo and mail shipments were processed at Sofia Airport – an impressive 34% increase as compared to the same month of 2015.