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Sofia Airport passenger traffic falls 3.9% in Sept

Author Mario Tanev
Sofia Airport passenger traffic falls 3.9% in Sept Author: Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), October 17 (SeeNews) - Passenger traffic at Bulgaria's Sofia Airport fell by an annual 3.9% to 622,615 people in September, data from the airport operator showed.

Aircraft take-offs and landings at Sofia Airport edged up 0.6% year-on-year to 5,532 in the ninth month of 2019, according to Sofia Airport statistics.

Cargo handled at the airport grew 21.5% to 1,949 t. in September.

In July, Bulgaria's transport ministry picked a consortium led by French-based Meridiam Eastern European Investments as winner of a tender for awarding a 35-year concession contract to run Sofia Airport. The ministry's decision was appealed by all four other candidates, which filed bids for the contract.