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Nov 10, 2017 11:38 EEST
November 10 (SeeNews) - Combined passenger numbers at the Bulgarian coastal airports of Varna and Burgas rose 6.7% year-on-year in the January-October period of 2017, reaching 4.8 million, Germany’s Fraport Group, which operates the airports, said on Thursday.
Passenger traffic at Varna airport increased 13.7% year-on-year to 1.8 million in the first ten months of 2017, while passenger traffic at Burgas airport rose 2.8% to 2.96 million, Fraport said in a statement.
Aircraft landings and take-offs at the two airports rose by an annual 3.1% to 35,698 in the review period.
The two airports handled 12,866 tonnes of cargo in January-October, up 16.8% year-on-year.
In October alone, passenger numbers at the two airports rose 21.8% year-on-year to a combined 122,507. Aircraft landings and take-offs increased 12.4% to 1,350.
The amount of cargo handled by the two airports in October rose by 11.9% year-on-year to 1,434 tonnes.
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 airports.
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