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May

7.6% more passengers at Sofia Airport in April

Last month Sofia Airport marked an increase in all indicators – passengers, aircraft and processed cargo.

Passengers

More than 600 thousand passengers were served at Sofia Airport in April 2018. This forms an increase of 7.6% compared to the same month of the previous year. Terminal 2 was used by 60% of passengers and Terminal 1 – by 40%.

The total number of passengers on scheduled international flights increased by more than 34 thousand. The airlines with the largest contribution were flydubai, LOT, Tarom and Wizz Air, which marked a two-digit increase in the number of passengers transported on scheduled services in April 2018. This was due to the increased flight offers regarding new and already served routes from / to Sofia Airport.

Last month passengers on charter flights increased twice because of Easter holidays. The most preferred tourist destinations for the period were Antalya, Hurghada and Santorini.

Aircraft movements

In April the total number of landing and departing aircraft reached 5,274. This is an 11% increase on an annual basis and it is due to the large number of charter flights, increased frequencies and newly launched destinations since the start of the summer schedule.

Cargo

In April 2018, a total of 1,770 tonnes of cargo and postal shipments were processed forming a 9.1% increase.