Sofia Airport records 7.1% growth in serviced flights for first 5 months of 2014

A total of 3,816 carrier movements during between January and May 2014 were recorded at Bulgaria’s Sofia Airport, up 7.1% versus the same time last year, according to the airport. Scheduled flights on international routes rose 10.7%, while international airlines posted a 12.8% growth.

In May, the airport logged a total of 93 air chartered flights for tourists, which is an increase from 64 in the same period year-on-year. More than 349,000 passengers passed through the airport in the same month. Customers who booked international scheduled flights increased 10.6% year-on-year.

The airport’s Terminal 1 recorded a 22% increase in passengers last month, while a 5% growth was reported for Terminal 2. However, domestic flights were down 12% in the same period. The airport’s shipments of freight and mail items reached 1,392 tonnes, down 3.4% year-on-year.