Sofia Airport Boasts 4.6% Increase in Passengers Y/Y in Q1, 2015

Sofia Airport Boasts 4.6% Increase in Passengers Y/Y in Q1, 2015

Sofia Airport serviced a total of 866 786 arriving and departing passengers in the first three months of 2015, up by 4.6% on the year, according to a media statement of the airport.
A total of 792 712 passengers traveled on international scheduled flights, up by 6% on the year.
The good results were achieved thanks to the contribution of Wizz Air, Air Serbia, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Qatar Airways, and LOT Polish Airlines.
A total of 26 425 passengers traveled on domestic flights, down by 850 on the year.
The number of tourists participating in organized trips keeps decreasing as a result of the increased number of direct flights to Sofia Airport, including ones operated by low-cost carriers.
The number of passengers using chartered flights to and from Sofia Airport in the period January – March 2015 reached 43 710, down by 15% on the year.
A total of 9834 planes landed at and departed from Sofia Airport in the first quarter of 2015, compared to a total of 9428 in Q1, 2014.
The increase was mainly due to scheduled flights to international destinations, where the share of foreign air carriers reached 72%.
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