Passenger traffic at Bulgaria's Varna airport rose by an annual 9.3% to 163,199 in the five months through May, while the airport in Burgas serviced 167,797 passengers, down by 1.0% on the year, Germany's Fraport Group said on Thursday.
In 2006, Fraport Twin Star Airport Management, a 60/40 joint venture of Fraport and Bulgarian company BM Star, won a 35-year concession to manage the two coastal airports.
Aircraft movements at Varna airport increased 3.7% year-on-year to 2,124 in the January- May period, Fraport Group said in a press release. At Burgas airport, aircraft movement decreased by an annual 8.0% to 1,894 in the period under review.
Cargo traffic, including freight and mail cargo, at the Varna airport increased 51% on the year to 14 tonnes. Burgas airport handled 2,270 tonnes of cargo, up by 78%, during the five-month period.
In May alone, passenger traffic at Varna airport went down 1.9% year-on- year to 67,844 and aircraft movements decreased by an annual 7.6% to 782.
At Burgas, passenger traffic edged down by an annual 0.2% to 113,660 and airport aircraft movement increased 2.2% year-on-year to 1,150 in May.